ChildFund International is a worldwide organization, founded in 1938 by Dr. J. Calvitt Clarke, designed to partner with local organizations, corporations, individuals, and governments to support and protect children in extreme poverty. ChildFund reports that over 570,000,000 are now living in extreme conditions. Their goal is to help these children and put them in safe environments. We at One Cross Medical Campbellsville clinic are proud to be in partnership with ChildFund International. James 1:27 talks about how God has called us to look out for those in need. “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world”.
The Vision of ChildFund International is” A world in which every child realizes their rights and achieve their potential” and their Mission “Help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have the capacity to improve their lives and the opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities. Promote societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children. Enrich supporters’ lives through their support of our cause. We at One Cross Medical Campbellsville Clinic also have a mission statement “Compelled by the love of Christ, One Cross Medical Campbellsville Clinic offers high-quality health care of body, soul, and spirit to all it serves”. We are proud sponsors of ChildFund International and pray that anyone reading this would also consider sponsoring this organization.
How do you support ChildFund International? We at One Cross Medical Campbellsville Clinic do a monthly gift and sponsor a particular child. Sponsoring a child is as easy as going on-line to childfund.org/sponsorkids/, click on Donate-to do an onetime gift or click on Sponsor a Child-to do a monthly autopay to sponsor a child. Once you click on the link of your choosing, just follow the easy step by step directions. You can also do it old school and call Child Fund International at 1-800-776-6767 or by email at question@ChildFund.org or by mail at 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294. You can also connect with ChildFund International on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, or Pinterest.
How does ChildFund International help? Sometimes parents lack the resources to provide children with health care, education, even food. ChildFund International address these issues in a number of ways: by providing Loving Caregivers, Health Care, Nutrition, Clean Water, Education and Opportunity and protection. They do this in 24 countries through 326 local partners, reaching 5.20 million adults, impacting 6.20 million children, making a difference for 11.4 million people. They do this by: being in partnership with Nonghet, Laos and giving children an opportunity to education, safe environments clean water, sanitation and bright futures. They are there when disaster strikes to help underserved children and families with the essentials-water, sanitation, food/nonfood, hygiene supplies as well as education material. They provide and transport necessities and supplies like education material, medical supplies, clothing to children and their families/communities through Gifts in Kind fund. Vision Tours allow participants of the ChildFund to visit and meet the children/families that they are sponsoring, thus seeing the impact their donations are having on the lives of those that they sponsor. They also encourage input for those who may have ideas to serve under severed around the world. One Cross Medical Campbellsville Clinic feels this organization does an efficient and effective job of providing care to the world’s children in need.
ChildFund International is affecting Kenya by having solar-powered light, thus the students can do their schooling during the night hours, due to students need to work during the daylight hours, and they also educate young girls there to give them other options than early marriage. The all-girls school gives the young ladies involved a new way of life. These girls are the next doctors, teachers, and nurses, they will be leaders in their communities. They are helping Kenya with new water sources, clean water sources. We here in America have many choices for clean water, filtered, bottled, tap, but in Kenya, many children do not have this choice. Unsanitary water in a plague in Kenya, but ChildFund is doing its part to relieve this plague. Doesn’t every child deserve clean water, education, food? We can help save a child for less than 1$ a day. What can you do to help this crisis that not only affects Kenya but countries all around the world? The answer, partner with ChildFund Internation like we have at One Cross Medical Campbellville Clinic.
Childfund India has helped India since 1951. More than 1 million children and families are serviced in India by ChildFund India. They work with the most vulnerable children and families to help with food, water, education and work programs. 836 schools are funded by ChildFund India. Education that without ChildFund India, these children would not have an opportunity to better themselves through learning. ChildFund India is not only changing lives but saving lives daily.
ChildFund International is working worldwide to save lives in Asia, Africa, India, The Americas, Eastern Europe, and elsewhere. With the effect of AIDS, war, malaria, starvation, drought, and many other disasters, the world needs our help and ChildFund is there with boots on the ground to help. Not only with food, water, medical supplies, but also with education, job training, even herd animals to help the family for years to come. Some families are supplied with goats and /or cattle to provide milk, meat, and even fertilizer from their waste. These animals provide a future for these families. A self-sustaining future. As the Proverbs says, “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day, teach and man to fish and feed him for life”. This is what ChildFund is doing with so many children/families. Teaching them to be self-sustaining and self-sufficient. Not only though building herds, but also by learning to read, write, and do the math, job training, and how to maintain and build. We at One Cross Medical Campbellsville Clinic are proud to be partners with ChildFund International.