Help give birthday gifts to children in need



A birthday shouldn’t feel like just another day.

But as you can imagine, children in poverty don’t usually have a party, presents or anything to celebrate their special day — for the simple fact that their parents can’t afford it. That’s why we make sure every child in our program receives a birthday gift.



For many children, these gifts will be the only ones they receive. Our field staff consult with the children’s families to choose items that are truly wanted and needed, such as new clothes, shoes and school supplies.

The children treasure their gifts, and knowing someone cares can be incredibly motivating as they work toward a better future.

“Every time I receive a gift, it puts the biggest smile on my face and I think my birthday is the most special day ever.”
- Justin B, Philippines

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Help give birthday gifts to children in poverty


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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