Tag: charity

Nadine Pearce Center in Guatemala
Jan 24 2014

Center named for co-founder is home away from home in Guatemala

Sponsored youth Douglas and his mother, Olga, are pictured outside the new Nadine Pearce Center in Guatemala.

Sponsored youth Douglas and his mother, Olga, are pictured outside the new Nadine Pearce Center in Guatemala.

By Loretta Shea Kline, managing editor at Unbound

A spirit of welcome fills the new Nadine Pearce Center, where families in eastern Guatemala gather as part of their local Unbound community.

Nadine was one of the co-founders of Unbound known for her warmth and hospitality. So it’s fitting that the center named in her honor is a home base for families and staff members from Unbound.

“It’s our center,” said Olga, whose son Douglas is sponsored through Unbound. “It’s like having a new home.”

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Sponsored friends playing kho kho
Jan 22 2014

More games children play in India

kho kho

Sponsored girls in India play kho kho during recess at school.

By Jordan Kimbrell, Unbound writer/editor

Looking for a new activity to help get rid of that cooped-up feeling of winter? Our friends in India shared this variation on tag that can be played indoors or out, as long as you have plenty of room to move around.

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Jan 17 2014

Wisdom of the ages: Yetukuri, 80, from India

Our Unbound communications center in India contributed information for this report.

Yetukuri is an 80-year-old sponsored friend living near Hyderabad, India. She has been sponsored through Unbound for six years.

She lives in a home for the aging where she helps in the kitchen cutting vegetables and washing dishes. She also helps outside with gardening and cutting the grass.

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Jan 13 2014

4 symbols in Unbound’s logo revealed!


By Veronica Batton, Unbound writer/editor

Our logo has evolved with Unbound and now shows people together in a circle, but is there more to it than just that?

Most definitely! Just like the Rorschach test, our logo can be interpreted in many different ways. Read these four other symbols in our logo, which truly show how we are Unbound.

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Mothers groups in Colombia
Jan 10 2014

Colombian mothers create a small business that grows

Colombian vegetable garden

Members of the Familia Santa Martha mothers group in Colombia work in their garden.

Mothers everywhere have dealt with the age-old problem of getting the kids to eat their veggies. A group of mothers in Colombia have found a way to encourage their kids to enjoy vegetables and learn the value of hard work, all while increasing the sustainability of their families.

Read more to learn how they did it.

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Sponsored elder in Peru
Jan 8 2014

Sponsored elder in Peru finds hope through letters

Miss Antonia, an elderly woman in Peru, shares a special bond with her sponsor through letters. Her letters help show her that there is someone out there that cares.

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Unbound Awareness Trips
Jan 6 2014

Sealing the family bond: One sponsor’s trip to India

Awareness trips

Steve Taylor, Unbound sponsor, meets his sponsored friend Nathasha on an awareness trip to India.

Akansha Roy, Unbound communication center liaison in India, and Steve Taylor, Unbound sponsor, contributed information to this report.

For the past 18 months or so, Steve Taylor of Virginia and his sponsored friend, Nathasha from India, have exchanged countless letters. In a previous blog post, Steve and Nathasha expressed how they feel like family, even though they had never met.

Well, they still feel like family, but they can finally say they have met one another!

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Unbound president/CEO Scott Wasserman
Dec 27 2013

Generous hearts at Christmas

CFCA's president and CEO, Scott Wasserman

CFCA’s president and CEO, Scott Wasserman

By Scott Wasserman, CFCA president and CEO

One morning recently, I read a file from a law firm representing the estate of one of our late sponsors. In her will she left $500 for the benefit of Jose, her sponsored child in Colombia.

Michael Calabria, CFCA’s planned giving director, worked with the attorney, Jim, on how best to use the gift. Our staff in Colombia let us know that when Jose completes 11th grade next year, he must either enroll in college or enlist in the military.

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Christmas 2013
Dec 25 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from everyone at CFCA! Our office may be closed, but we’re sending you lots of Christmas cheer. As you spend time with your families, we hope you enjoy this Christmas video from El Salvador.

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Sponsored children in Guatemala
Dec 23 2013

4 ways to encourage kids to be more generous

CFCA sponsored child Damaris and her sister at a CFCA Christmas celebration.

Unbound sponsored child Damaris and her sister at an Unbound Christmas celebration.

By Veronica Batton, Unbound writer/editor

A few weeks ago, my older sister shared a photo on her Facebook page of my 5-year-old niece scrubbing the toilet in footie pajamas. As I scrolled through the comments I read that my niece was doing household chores to raise money for a Christmas gift to give to charity.

I thought it was a great idea. With tablets, smartphones, television and the Internet blaring ads for toys and sales, it can be easy to get distracted and stuck in the world of “me.”

Here’s a list of helpful hints to squelch those “I want” moments.

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