Clair Paul, outreach coordinator for Unbound
By Clair Paul, outreach coordinator for Unbound
Clair has been with Unbound for more than three years. She enjoys developing relationships with supporters and helping them become ambassadors for Unbound.
Sponsors are one of the best resources that Unbound has. What better way is there to get the word out about our program than to engage the 250,000-plus people who already support our work? I’m proud to be a part of the team that empowers our sponsors to grow our Unbound family.
The Volunteer Outreach Team was created in 2008 and works out of our international headquarters in Kansas City. Our purpose is to better connect with our sponsors and invite them to be more involved with our program.
Unbound’s Outreach Volunteer team, from left: Claudia Vázquez-Puebla, Lydia Leffelman, Clair Paul, Laurel Harrold and Maureen Ortiz.
To celebrate National Volunteer Week, we checked in with Unbound’s Outreach Volunteer team. It’s their happy duty to support the efforts of volunteers who are willing to help find new sponsors
in their local communities. The team calls these dedicated supporters “ambassadors
,” and they are an invaluable part of Unbound’s outreach efforts.
Though the team spends much of their time finding volunteers to assist Unbound preachers at weekend church presentations, ambassadors contribute in a number of other creative ways as well.
Team member Clair Paul appreciates their devotion.
“I find the passion of our volunteers very inspiring,” she said. “It’s obvious they care so deeply for their sponsored friends and want their family and friends to have the experience they’ve had with Unbound.”
Read more about our volunteers!
Elsa and Colleen set up their Unbound information table outside the San Gabriel Mission Parish.
Elsa (right) and Colleen (left) worked together to share Unbound in their community.
By Elsa Aguirre, Unbound sponsor and ambassador
Jesus said, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Mathew 18:20).
I always thought about this scripture as referring to prayer. Yes, there is great power in praying together. But there is also great power in doing things together.
For many years, I had the desire to help get more children sponsored. But I never attempted hosting an information table at my local church.
That changed when I found a buddy.
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.
Sponsored children in El Salvador.
Looking for ways to share Unbound with friends, family or people you meet on the bus? We have four great ideas to share Unbound.
After returning from an awareness trip to Honduras in May, CFCA sponsor Christine Burghoff wanted to do more for children living in poverty.
Christine and her sponsored friend, Nancy, in Honduras.
CFCA sponsor Dwight
Dwight’s sponsored child, Oneyda.
Through personal connections and sharing her story, she helped find sponsors for children and aging friends in need.
One such sponsor was Dwight Canning.
Because Christine reached out to Dwight, two more children have hope for a better future.
These are their stories. Read more
Unbound sponsored child Nathaniel, who prefers to be called Nati, near her home in Lima, Peru.
Q. How can I help you in your mission to serve those in poverty, beyond sponsoring a child or elderly person?
A. Although Unbound’s focus is the one-on-one relationship developed through sponsorship, we have many different funds and initiatives that support our work.
Adanil in the Philippines dreams of becoming a policeman.
The LeCompte family found a sponsor for Adanil, which will give him the resources to achieve his dreams.
When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up? Adanil from the Philippines dreams of becoming a policeman, and the LeCompte family found a way to help him make his dreams to come true.
From left: Jennifer Callon and Kathryn Nygaard outside their church in Houston, Texas.
Frank Einsmann (center) at his church in Richmond, Va., working at his Sponsorship Sunday table.
CFCA Sponsorship Sundays are open to everyone, no matter what your faith background might be.
Whether it’s your first time volunteering or you’re a seasoned volunteer, Sponsorship Sundays give you the opportunity to talk about sponsorship in your own place of worship.
From the CFCA archives: Joe Bergkamp and his wife, Nery.
Sharing the table with those living in poverty brought love to Joe Bergkamp’s life and the adventure of a lifetime.