Family Gift

Hungry for Change

Katherine and her husband David work hard to provide for their three children. But some days, it isn’t enough. “The most difficult thing is that sometimes we don’t have enough money to buy what is most needed, which is food,” says David. Watch the video to learn how a Family Gift helped the family out of a tough spot. 

A can help in so many ways

Food security

Having enough to eat is a constant concern for our families.

Safe housing

Paying the rent or fixing a leaking roof greatly improves a family’s quality of life.

Life-changing education

Providing educational support is key to the children’s future success.

Better hygiene

Soap and cleaning supplies are critical to maintaining good health.


   Give a Family Gift  

Because financial stress is the most urgent problem our families face, your gifts will be delivered in the form of gift cards or vouchers so that families can use them for their specific needs. 

Stronger together

Two families share how sponsorship support and the Family Gift Fund helped them cope with the challenges they face raising their children in poverty.


Rosa and her husband live with their eight children in a house that has just two rooms and a roof with holes in it. When they can find work, the parents try to save a little for a rainy day.


“Like any humble family, we have many needs,” says Maria, a mother of eight in the Dominican Republic. Maria’s 9-year-old daughter, Eimy, dreams to someday “become a nurse, a dancer, an artist,” she says.


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
  • Thousands of local volunteers helping children

Give with confidence

81% of CI donations go directly to the field

We take our responsibility as stewards of your contributions seriously.

In FY 2023, 82% of our total operating expenses supported programs for children and youth.

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