As the coronavirus continues to affect millions worldwide, we hope you and your loved ones are staying safe.
It's becoming clear that vulnerable communities, like the children and families we serve, are most at risk. Social distancing is impossible when you're living in a crowded slum. Those who were surviving on dollars a day, are now without work at all. Food is becoming scarce.
The Emergency Community Fund was designed to help during crises like this. Right now, it's being tapped to its limit.
Your donation to Children International’s Emergency Community Fund provides a safety net when unexpected crises threaten to push already-struggling families even further into poverty.
The Emergency Community Fund is one of our special interventions and, together with our holistic child development program, it allows children to escape the crippling effects of poverty.
Give today and help change a life. Your gift enables help where needed most, such as:
Cover costs related to medical emergencies, including COVID-19
Provide food assistance and financial support when income is lost
Connect families with local resources to access critical aid
Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Children International is a top‑rated 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.
Children International staff is working closely with local governments to support efforts to contain the virus and keep children and families healthy. At our headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, a team has been assembled that operates under three guiding principles:
Approximately 90% of our staff is working from home to support social distancing guidelines. Around 10-15 employees unable to do their jobs from home remain in the building, which we now consider a low-risk environment.
As the effects of the pandemic continue to evolve, our teams are working hard to gather information to share with you. In some cases, new information isn’t always available, but that doesn’t mean progress isn’t happening. We know you are concerned about your sponsored child, and it’s our goal to provide you the most meaningful updates possible. Going forward, we will be working to update this page monthly, so we can best summarize the meaningful impact you are making for children and families affected by the coronavirus. In the meantime, sponsors should be aware that letters, child photos and family updates will likely still be delayed.
We appreciate your patience as we navigate this challenging time and we’re thankful for your dedication to our movement to end child poverty.
Last updated: August 3, 2020