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About Children International

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Children International is a toprated humanitarian organization focused on helping children break the cycle of poverty.

Our data-driven approach measures the outcomes of our programs aimed at helping kids graduate healthy, educated, empowered and employed.

  • More than 35 years of child sponsorship programs
  • Serving 200,000 children in 10 countries
  • 67 community centers across the world
  • 9,000 local volunteers help children

Give with confidence

84% of CI donations go directly to the field

We take our responsibility as stewards of your contributions seriously.

In FY 2019, 84% of our total operating expenses supported programs for children and youth.

More giving options

From making a lasting difference in one child’s life to uplifting a community of thousands, this is your chance to make the world a better place. Help fund one of our many programs that will transform the lives of children in poverty below. New in May 2020 you can donate cryptocurrency
Find even more ways to give

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Birthday Fund

Help provide birthday gifts for children on their special day.

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Waiting Child Fund

Your gift provides critical support for children who are waiting for sponsors.

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Help build a Community center

Invest in the future of our kids by supporting our current community center project. Learn more

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Emergency Community Fund

Help in times of crisis, as the coronavirus impacts already struggling families in poverty. Learn more

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Urgent health needs

Give support to a child in poverty who has urgent medical needs or health complications. Learn more

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Meet Critical Needs

Help a family in poverty when unexpected crises like natural disasters or deaths occur. Learn more

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Education Pass

Fund a monthly Education Pass to give kids extra help in tutoring or computer skills classes. Learn more

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Priority health fund

Provide critical help when it’s needed, and support preventive programs so kids stay healthy.

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HOPE Scholarship Fund

Help teens gain the skills needed to continue their path out of poverty

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Career Readiness Fund

Support the programs that teach youth in poverty how to get employed.

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Christmas FUnd

Help provide a holiday gift for children in poverty.

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Our mission

Give to support our mission. Your gift provides critical programs and creates hope for kids living in poverty.

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