CELEBRITY SUPPORTERS

Children International supporters are committed to improving the lives of impoverished children around the world. We’re honored to list the following celebrity supporters who have graciously agreed to lend their names and faces to Children International in support of our mission to bring real and lasting change to the children in our program.

Here’s What Celebrities Have to Say About Children International

Children International and Joel Lambert Children International and James Valenti Children International and Debbie Gibson Children International and Edie Falco Children International and Drew Carey Children International and Christian Finnegan Children International and Heather Graham Children International and Helio Castroneves Children International and Miranda Kerr Children International and Hannah Teter Children International and John Casablancas Children International and Ximena Navarrete Children International and Monyca Byrne-Wickey Children International and Gabi Viteri Children International and Marco Antonio Regil Children International and Catalina Robayo Vargas Children International and George Noory Children International and Dr. Joy Browne Children International and Kristen Dalton

Children International and Joel Lambert

Joel Lambert

  • Former Navy SEAL, Actor

"Meeting my sponsored child and his family while I was in the Philippines will always be one of the standout events in my life. To see it become REAL — to meet the boy who I'd been corresponding with, to see the items I had purchased for him in his home, to feel the gratitude and to make a real connection — was humbling. I had no idea that Children International had such a well-put-together facility and capable and compassionate staff on the ground. My heart felt full, and I'm so very grateful that such a small sacrifice on my part could make such a difference in the life of another. I left with a burning need to do more."

Supports a child in the Philippines. Learn more: Philippines

Slideshow: Serving with Pride


Children International and James Valenti

James Valenti

  • International Opera Singer

"I am elated and humbled to be associated with such a prominent international humanitarian aid non-governmental organization. Children International works tirelessly to end generational poverty by empowering young people to improve their communities and build local economies. Kids just want to be kids no matter where in the world you are. CI makes a tremendous difference in their lives, offering them education, health care, opportunities and a chance to just have fun. I believe in their mission, and I have been a sponsor for many years." Photo courtesy of Dario Acosta.

Supports several children in Colombia and the Dominican Republic. Learn more: Colombia | Dominican Republic

Article and Video: Don Carlos in the D.R.


Children International and Debbie Gibson

Debbie Gibson

  • Singer, Composer and Entertainer

"When I saw where my money was going, I was forever changed and became an advocate of sponsorship. To see the ongoing work Children International is doing is amazing. The difference they're making is amazing." Photo courtesy of Olivier Henry.

Supports a family in the Philippines. Learn more: Philippines

Video: On Sponsorship


Children International and Edie Falco

Edie Falco

  • Actress

"By sponsoring a child through Children International, I know I am making a difference in a child's life that will last forever."

Supports a child in Chile. Learn more: Chile


Children International and Drew Carey

Drew Carey

  • Actor, Host and Comedian

“I know how important it is for young men like José to have support and guidance. I am happy to be able to provide whatever help I can to him and his family. It’s a great thing to know you can help someone a world away.”

Supports a child in Honduras. Learn More: Honduras


Children International and Christian Finnegan

Christian Finnegan

  • Comedian, Actor

"I am grateful to play even a small role in preparing Darwin for the challenges he will face in life. Children International helps me cast my eye over the horizon, to the amazing things that are made possible by even the simplest gestures of encouragement and support."

Supports a child in Honduras. Learn more: Honduras


Children International and Heather Graham

Heather Graham

  • Actress

"The thing I like about Children International is that you are helping a child have a better life. It's great for that child to know that someone who lives in another country cares about them. I think by helping people, we make the world a better place."

Supports a child in the Philippines. Learn more: Philippines

Article: Six Reasons Why I Sponsor


Children International and Helio Castroneves

Helio Castroneves

  • Race Car Driver, Three-time Indy 500 Champion,
    "Dancing With The Stars" Season 5 Winner

"It's definitely important for a teen like Kenneth to have the right support as he becomes an adult. Through Children International, I hope I can help make a difference in his life."

Supports a child in the Philippines. Learn more: Philippines


Children International and Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

  • Model

"I have been a sponsor with Children International for such a long time. I feel it is our global responsibility to help poor children around the world." Photo courtesy of Ahmad Fauzi Abdullah.

Supports a child in the Philippines. Learn more: Philippines


Children International and Hannah Teter

Hannah Teter

  • Olympic Gold Medal Athlete

"There are so many children who barely get enough to eat. Children International can feed a child for a month in their feeding program with the proceeds from the sale of one pair of Sweet Cheeks (a line of clothing donating 40% of its proceeds to Children International).”

Supports several children in Honduras and the Philippines. Learn more: Honduras | Philippines

Video: Olympian Hannah Teter Visits CI


Children International and John Casablancas

John Casablancas

  • Elite Model Management Founder

"I am happy to be able to contribute to our children's future. I can't imagine the hopelessness they felt before being sponsored. I know I can help them live better lives."

Sponsors children in Chile, the Dominican Republic, Honduras and the Philippines. Learn more: Chile | Dominican Republic | Honduras | Philippines


Children International and Ximena Navarrete

Ximena Navarrete

  • Miss Universe® 2010

"I have seen the life-changing work Children International is doing with children and teens in Mexico. They are giving children a chance to live better lives." Photo: Miss Universe L.P., LLLP/Photographer: Fadil Berisha.

Supports Children International in Mexico. Learn more: Mexico

Video: Miss Universe Helps Poor Children


Children International and Monyca Byrne-Wickey

Monyca Byrne-Wickey

  • Surfer, Nike 6.0 Team

"I've seen what Children International can do for families, and I encourage everyone to sponsor a child."

Supports a child in Mexico. Learn more: Mexico


Children International and Gabi Viteri

Gabi Viteri

  • Burton Team Rider

"CI has made a huge impact (in Guadalajara) and all over the world. I've seen it with my own eyes."

Supports a child in Mexico. Learn more: Mexico


Children International and Marco Antonio Regil

Marco Antonio Regil

  • Television Personality and Game Show Host

"I was born in Tijuana, Mexico, where hundreds of thousands of children live in extreme poverty. I decided to support Children International because I've seen with my own eyes the amazing work that Children International is doing with our donations. Please help bring hope and a better life to these children. Don't look away; be a part of this effort and express your love and compassion sponsoring one, two or as many children as you can. Do it today!"

Supports several children in Colombia. Learn more: Colombia


Children International and Catalina Robayo Vargas

Catalina Robayo Vargas

  • Señorita Colombia® 2010-2011

Helping children in Colombia escape poverty and obtain a good education are two key aspects that motivate the Concurso Nacional de Belleza® de Colombia (Colombian National Beauty Pageant) and Señorita Colombia® (Miss Colombia) to combine their efforts to donate through Children International, with clear goals to improve the well-being of poor communities around the world.

Supports Children International in Colombia. Learn more: Colombia


Children International and George Noory

George Noory

  • Coast to Coast AM Radio Talk Show Host

“It’s difficult to imagine true poverty. The kind that causes you to give up hope for tomorrow…in order to survive just one more day. It’s especially sad when those who suffer most are children. I’m very happy my sponsored child receives clothing, medical care and educational assistance. It's amazing that my small gift has brought hope to a little girl living in poverty.”

Supports a child in Guatemala. Learn more: Guatemala


Children International and Dr. Joy Browne

Dr. Joy Browne

  • Radio Talk Show Host and Psychologist

“Children International is one of those great organizations that puts its head where its heart is: not only do they help kids and their families but do it in an intelligent, lasting, efficient manner that makes it clear you and the kids are getting a great bang for your bucks.”

Supports several children in the Dominican Republic. Learn more: Dominican Republic


Children International and Kristen Dalton

Kristen Dalton

  • Miss USA 2009

“It is devastating to see the suffering of children and families living in extreme poverty. Many of the children carry parasites from drinking dirty and disease-laden water. It is saddening. Yet seeing the incredible Children International programs in action, I know that my sponsored child is receiving relief from poverty.”

Supports a child in the Dominican Republic. Learn more: Dominican Republic

Article: Helping Yocairy, Helping Myself


Children International and Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris

  • Actor

"Children International is a great organization that helps impoverished kids around the world. It was my pleasure to help provide funding for a library in Zambia, so that those kids will have new opportunities as they grow into adults."

Donated winnings from "Wheel of Fortune" game show to fund a library in Zambia.

Learn more: Zambia


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YOU!

  • Potential Superstar

When you sponsor a child, you become a celebrity to that child and their family. In fact, the life-changing benefits they receive thanks to your sponsorship make you even more than a celebrity in their eyes.…they make you a superstar! If you haven’t chosen a child to sponsor yet, what are you waiting for?

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