Tag: non-profit

Dan talks with Unbound friends and their families.
May 22 2015

A gift for Africa Day

Dan gives a fist bump to a young girl outside the Unbound office.

Dan gives a fist bump to a young girl outside the Unbound office near Kibera slum in Kenya.


By Dan Pearson, Director of International Programs

What’s the best gift for a continent? May 25 is Africa Day, the annual commemoration of the founding of the Organization of African Unity. But don’t worry if you haven’t gotten Africa a gift yet. The day hasn’t really caught on in the U.S. like other celebrations of international origin such as St. Patrick’s Day or Cinco de Mayo, but that may change.

The mental maps of many Americans are pretty blank when it comes to Africa, and the topics we associate with the continent are mostly negative: slavery, poverty, starvation, dictators and war. It’s true that Africa’s history is deeply marked by suffering, mostly at the hands of outsiders but also self-inflicted. Modern Africa is changing rapidly, and it is time we all took note.


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Sponsor a child
Mar 24 2014

Doris needs a new sponsor (and a letter, please)

Doris, a 12-year-oldgirl from Peru, is waiting for a sponsor.

Doris, a 12-year-old girl from Peru, is waiting for a sponsor.

By Elizabeth Alex, community outreach and media relations director

A confident smile is the first thing you notice about Doris. It lights up the home where she lives with her mom, dad and baby brother.

It’s a tiny but tidy two-room space. An American visitor might notice the walls are covered with cardboard to insulate against cold weather.

Doris wants to be an engineer so she can design homes that are much sturdier than the one she lives in.

“When you are an engineer you get to draw,” Doris explained. “And I like to draw houses.”

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Sponsor an elder
Mar 21 2014

Sponsored elderly experience more than money can buy

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Sponsored elderly in the Philippines are all smiles on their way to Elderly Day activities organized by the Quezon project.


By Dallas Parker, communications intern at Unbound

For our aging friends, having fun is essential to their health and well-being. Unbound hosts events designed to give social opportunities to aging friends like Elderly Day in our Quezon project in the Philippines. Read more

Unbound Awareness Trips
Feb 5 2014

How to remember your sponsored friend on Valentine’s Day

Sponsors visit sponsored friends on a 2013 awareness trip to El Salvador.

Sponsors visit sponsored friends on a 2013 awareness trip to El Salvador.

By Veronica Batton, Unbound writer/editor

Valentine’s Day in Guatemala is known as “the day of love and friendship.” It’s not just about remembering the one you love, but also remembering friends, family and co-workers who are important to you.

This Valentine’s Day, I wanted to give you some different ways in which you can remember and celebrate the friendship you created with your sponsored friend a world away.

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Sponsored family from Kibera slum
Feb 3 2014

Waking up in Kibera slum

Elizabeth (left) and Monica (right) model their school uniforms with their mother Rosalia outside their home in Kibera.

Elizabeth (left) and Monica (right) model their school uniforms with their mother Rosalia outside their home in Kibera.

Getting up early for school has been the bane of many mornings. The task seems especially annoying within the throes of teen-dom, with each additional minute clinging to the pillow a victory in the name of sleep.

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Ask Sponsor Services
Jan 27 2014

How can I sponsor someone who is in the greatest need of help?

Ask sponsor services

Q. I want to sponsor someone who needs help the most. How do you determine who among the children and elderly on your waiting list has the greatest need for sponsorship?

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Jan 3 2014

Unbound has always been part of who we are

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By Scott Wasserman, president and chief executive officer

The start of the new year marked an important milestone in our organization’s history as we began a new chapter as Unbound.

I feel blessed to be part of it.
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Taj Mahal
Nov 22 2013

India: Securing the next generation’s future

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Join us as we celebrate Geography Awareness Week with National Geographic and friends. This year’s theme “focuses on how geography enables us all to be intrepid explorers in our own way.”

Today we take a closer look at India, one of the countries in Asia where we work.


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Geography Awareness Week
Nov 21 2013

Madagascar: Changing lives through community

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Join us as we celebrate Geography Awareness Week with National Geographic and friends. This year’s theme “focuses on how geography enables us all to be intrepid explorers in our own way.”

Today we take a closer look at Madagascar, one of the countries in Africa where we work.


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Unbound mother
Nov 20 2013

Peru: ‘Empire of hidden treasures’

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Join us as we celebrate Geography Awareness Week with National Geographic and friends. This year’s theme “focuses on how geography enables us all to be intrepid explorers in our own way.”

Today on CFCA’s 32-year anniversary, we take a closer look at our work in the South American country, Peru.


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