The Time of Your Life! October 12, 2017
If you’ve ever hosted the Ugandan Kids Choir, you know just how much fun it can be! Families all over the country constantly tell us about the joy they experience when they open their homes to the choir kids. And we’re never surprised. These kids are so full of light and laughter – how could they not light up your life?
Double Christmas Blessings October 6, 2017
Christmas will be here before you know it! If you’re like me – and many of our supporters – you have a big shopping list for people you’d like to bless this year…and that list can seem a little overwhelming.
Thankfully, the 2017 Christmas Gift Catalog is here! And it’s here to help us all with our Christmas shopping! The catalog has more than 25 items that you can give to help a child or family in need. But did you know you can give those items “in honor” of one of your friends or loved ones? (more…)
Surviving the Storm in the Night October 4, 2017
When Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti last year, you sprang into action to help. The Childcare Worldwide family helped build or repair 90 different homes and provided emergency food for 640 families! Almost a year later, we had a chance to catch up with some of the people you helped. Here’s how your gifts made a difference.
What about Lunch? September 20, 2017
We’re growing! Over the past year, we’ve been hard at work expanding our school lunch program to help hungry kids succeed in school.
Passing the Choir Baton September 11, 2017
At the beginning of tour, the Ugandan Kids Choir is usually pretty nervous. They’re hundreds of miles from home, and their English isn’t great. Give them a few weeks, and they’re back up to their boisterous, vibrant selves. But it’s hard at first.
One thing that makes it better? Advice and encouragement from the only people who know exactly what they’re going through!
“It’s Never Too Late” August 28, 2017
Do you believe in miracles? When I hear stories like Alta’s, I have no doubts at all. Miracles happen!
When Alta was just 17, she was able to go to a sewing trade school. She took to it naturally, rapidly absorbing everything she could. More importantly she loved every minute of it! She dreamed of using her new skills to start her own business someday. Sewing was a way for her to build a future away from the poverty she’d grown up in. (more…)
Fast Food Fight: McDonald’s vs. Chick-fil-A August 9, 2017
No road trip is complete without a fast food stop! But when you’re hungry, lost, and tired of being stuck in the car, the debate about which fast food chain to stop at can get a little heated. Everyone has their favorites, and since you have nothing better to do on a long drive, you’re willing to debate intensely with anyone who dares to disagree with your favorite choice.
Now, the children in the Ugandan Kids Choir had never tasted fast food before arriving in America. But after their plane landed, they immediately launched into the ultimate road trip across the states. Now that they’ve been here a few months, they’ve had the chance to sample a number of different chains. (more…)
Every Meal Matters July 31, 2017
Here at Childcare Worldwide, we believe that every single meal matters in the fight against hunger. Why? Because the pain of hunger is so great, that being able to stop it even just for one day is worth it.
We’re talking about true hunger here. Not the way we use the word in America (“Oh, it’s 3pm and I haven’t had lunch yet, I’m so ‘hungry’”). No. This is real, aching hunger. This is the kind of hunger where your belly is never truly satisfied for days on end; the kind where you had only a crust of bread today and you don’t know if you will have anything at all tomorrow; the kind that makes you too weak to go to school. For the children who are suffering this kind of hunger, every meal makes a difference.
Here’s a closer look at why we believe Every Meal Matters: (more…)
Cook One, Give One July 25, 2017
This summer, we need your help!
Children living in poverty suffer stabbing hunger pains, stunted growth, and an inability to concentrate in school… all because they don’t get enough to eat. That’s why we’ve initiated Every Meal Matters, our campaign to provide 35,000 meals to hungry children in the next three months.
But this summer, we want to go beyond just giving, and engage on a deeper level. Would you be satisfied with a simple meal of just rice and beans? For most us, the answer is probably not. But all too often that simple dish is considered a luxury in developing countries, and for many children in our programs.
So this summer we’re diving in to that experience, we’re on a mission to Cook One, Give One. And we need your help!
10 Ways to be an Awesome Sponsor July 10, 2017
The relationship between a sponsor and their child can be incredibly rewarding, but it’s hard to know where to start. Their lives seem so different from our own – how do you find the common ground from which to start a real conversation?
But we hear from sponsored children over and over how encouraging and exciting it is for them to receive messages from you. So, here are 10 tips to get you started writing great letters to your sponsored child! (more…)