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“Nothing ever lasts forever,” the old saying goes. I find this applies to all kinds of things in life. So, as we celebrate ChildFund’s 75th year, I am mindful that not all nonprofits and for-profit companies have longevity.

“Nothing ever lasts forever,” the old saying goes. I find this applies to all kinds of things in life. So, as we celebrate ChildFund’s year, I am mindful that not all nonprofits and for-profit companies have longevity.

The “Kuriton" mobile classrooms, supported by ChildFund, take art advocacy workshops in visual arts, theater, poetry, storytelling and photography to children in the remote villages of Bicol, the Philippines. It’s amazing to see their faces light up.

The “Kuriton” [wordplay between the Filipino word kariton for pushcart, and the local Bicolano word kurit, for drawing or writing] mobile classrooms, supported by ChildFund, take art advocacy.

I haven’t always been the CEO of #ChildFund International. My journey really began more than 30 years ago. I guess then I should start at the beginning… #nonprofit #children www.childfund.org

I have worn many hats as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa, a mother raising children overseas, an aid worker and now CEO of an international child development organization.

After working for almost 20 years in developing countries and visiting dozens more over the past 30 years, I’ve met people from many different cultures and backgrounds and discussed all sorts of things.From these many conversations, I’ve concluded a few things about people — regardless of where they live.  #ChildFund #children #diversity #help  www.childfund.org

I have worn many hats as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa, a mother raising children overseas, an aid worker and now CEO of an international child development organization.

Mattress -- In the East African countries of Ethiopia and Uganda, many children sleep on rags piled on the hard dirt floors of their homes. This puts them at risk of bug bites and harmful parasites. And, of course, it's hard to get a good night's sleep when you're sleeping on a pile of rags. This mattress is produced locally, so your gift also supports the local economy. In most families, at least two siblings will share the mattress you provide, so your gift will have maximum impact. $39

This is what African children get to sleep on. What they call a mattress is a piece of cloth laid on the ground, and often times dirt.

The work ChildFund started a decade ago – assisting with the integration of the thousands of ex-combatants after the country’s long and painful civil war by providing them access to credit to start new businesses and new lives – has not only been sustained, it is also thriving.

Sustainable Change I can’t stop thinking of my visit to ChildFund’s programs in Sierra Leone last month.

LESS THAN 20 TO GO! Please donate and help 1000 girls pursue their #education. #Donate today: https://www.childfund.org/giftcatalog/GiftCatalogItemsbyCategory.aspx?SearchByCategory=Girls%20And%20Women&CategoryId=14#MAID-50991

ChildFund International is dedicated to helping children in need. We believe all children deserve hope.

As CEO of ChildFund, I get to meet some interesting folks. This week I met Madeleine Albright at a dinner in D.C. for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. #USGLC

Holding Hands in Public As CEO of ChildFund, I get to meet some interesting folks. This week I met Madeleine Albright at a dinner in D.

Kristin, a formerly sponsored child, is now a tutor in our early childhood development programs. She loves working with children and is the perfect example of the work we do at ChildFund to help girls grow up to become strong, capable women. #WomensDay

Kristin, a formerly sponsored child, is now a tutor in our early childhood development programs. She loves working with children and is the perfect example of the work we do at ChildFund to help girls grow up to become strong, capable women.

Remarkable Change for Children: Sharing a video about ChildFund’s early childhood development programs (ECD) in Sri Lanka.

Remarkable Change for Children: Sharing a video about ChildFund’s early childhood development programs (ECD) in Sri Lanka.

Every 30 seconds, one African #child dies from #malaria. Join us in our efforts to save lives through the distribution of mosquito nets and #education of #children and their families in malaria-prevention methods.  #Africa #nonprofits #sponsor #poverty #infants  #hunger #aid #disease  www.childfund.org

Every 30 seconds, one African #child dies from #malaria. Join us in our efforts to save lives through the distribution of mosquito nets and #education of #children and their families in malaria-prevention methods. #Africa #nonprofits #sponsor #poverty #infants #hunger #aid #disease www.childfund.org

#Childhood #poverty just won’t disappear by good thought or good intentions alone. Effective #planning and #management lead to progress. http://www.childfund.org

I’m in meetings this week with senior staff at ChildFund. Each year we plan the major things we have to accomplish to fulfill our mission of helping children living in poverty.

"I spent last week in Kabul, Afghanistan, visiting ChildFund’s programs. It was a visit I had looked forward to for a long time. We hear about the war in Afghanistan all the time in the news, but I was eager to learn what everyday life was like for Afghan children and families." #Afghanistan

Afghanistan: “The Worst Place to Be Born” I spent last week in Kabul, Afghanistan, visiting ChildFund’s programs. It was a visit I had looked forward to for a long time.

#Shoes – a fetish for many women but not for me. Learn more about ChildFund's partnership with #TOMS shoes. #Help #awareness #chidlren #poverty #education www.childfund.org

I have worn many hats as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa, a mother raising children overseas, an aid worker and now CEO of an international child development organization.

ChildFund's 75th Anniversary Celebration

ChildFund's 75th Anniversary Celebration

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