Josefa and her parents are proud of their cultural heritage.
By Jordan Kimbrell, writer/editor for Unbound
Unbound works with families from many different cultures and traditions. Inspired by New York Fashion Week, we want to explore the different fashions that are found within those cultures. Today we’re sharing an interview with Josefa and her parents from the Santiago Atitlan area in Guatemala.
by Cara VanNice, communications director for Unbound
Our recent coverage of the violence in Kenya, the plight of girls in India and the Central American children at the U.S. border highlight a common thread that runs throughout the communities where Unbound works – urgency. We are where we are because we are needed there. Help is needed there.
Q: I’m all out of mailing labels. Can I get them emailed to me?
A: One of the most common requests heard in Sponsor Services is for more mailing labels.
Sponsors may know they can contact Sponsor Services to request more labels, but what many don’t know is that we can email the mailing labels as well.
Sending the mailing labels by email has a number of benefits. Aside from being much faster than regular mail (almost instantaneous), using email helps reduce the amount of paper being used and is a more eco-friendly choice. It’s also more cost-effective, as it saves postage and material costs. You can also save the email and reuse the mailing information whenever you write your sponsored friend.
Contact our Sponsor Services team at (800) 875-6564 or email@example.com to request mailing labels by email.
A lot can happen in an instant. The phone rings, a dog wags his tail, a frown turns into a smile, someone clicks “like” on Facebook.
A life changes.
Watch this video, “In an Instant,” to see how the simple click of a button can change the life of a child.
Then, share it on Facebook or Twitter and help create that change.
Jennifer from Colorado gives a sneak peek of the shirt for the Walk for Water event.
Buvana, a sponsored youth in India, uses her bicycle to carry a heavy jug of water home for her family’s needs.
Here at Unbound, we know kids are amazing. They’re a large part of why we do what we do. Eleven-year-old Jennifer from Colorado is showing just how awesome and innovative kids can be.
Jennifer is our youngest Unbound Trailblazer, committed to raising money and awareness about Unbound. She’s organizing a special event at a school in her area: Walk for Water.
Johanna (middle front) danced with her mom (left front) and other mothers at a Family Day celebration.
Mothers groups and staff of the Hogares de Solidaridad subproject in Bogota, Colombia, recently organized a Family Day celebration. With food, face painting and dancing, there was a lot to do for everyone that attended.
For 11-year-old Johanna, the day was extra special. Her mom, Alejandra, and the members of her mothers group choreographed a dance to traditional Colombian music. They were one dancer short, however, so Johanna got to join in.
“I had a lot of fun because I had the chance to dance with the other mothers and we supported each other,” Johanna said. “We had good coordination, and I had a great time.”
Sponsor someone from Colombia today!
We recently updated our stationery and you may have seen a new envelope arrive in your mailbox.
If you haven’t seen it, you may want to check your mail. Some of our sponsors don’t recognize this stationery, and haven’t responded to some of the mailings we’ve sent them. In fact, our Sponsor Services team made more than 2,000 calls last month to let our sponsors know about our new envelope.
In case you don’t recognize this new design, keep an eye on your mailbox. You should see it soon!
How do you say hello? Hi, howdy, hola, kon’nichiwa?
Watch this video and learn three ways to say hello in Kiswahili, one of the main languages spoken in Kenya.
Practice your Kiswahili and sponsor someone from Kenya today!
“You are not alone.”
That’s the message you send when you sponsor an elderly friend through Unbound. Watch and share this video with others and encourage them to open their hearts to an elder in need.
David Ziegler and his sponsored friend, Mimi, give a thumbs up to David’s 2006 visit to Guatemala.
“After meeting Mimi and her family my life was different. I learned it doesn’t take much to be happy. Edgar’s family had next to nothing but had the biggest smiles.” —David Ziegler, Minnesota
At 17, David Ziegler had the opportunity to travel with a church group to build a school in Guatemala. He wasn’t expecting to build a friendship that is still growing eight years later.
Read more about David’s journey.