Ways to serve

Bring Your Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Dave Roberts just found an unusual connection between cleaning out his garage and helping children in Africa. By donating his car to a nonprofit called Donation Line, he was able to raise money for Children of the Nations (COTN).

Sisterhood of the Traveling SmilePacks

Have you ever gotten a gift from someone you didn't even know? Fourteen-year-old Freslène of Haiti never had until recently. At first she was surprised as she opened her packet of hygiene supplies, topped off with a personal note and a handmade bracelet. But when she read the note and found out who it was from, it meant even more. 

Welcome to the Family!

Sue Trover wanted her surprise to be the highlight of Christmas day. She waited until all eleven grandchildren had opened their gifts. “The timing was important,” she explains.  Then she gathered the whole family and unveiled the biggest gift of the day—their family would be expanding as they welcomed six sponsored children from Children of the Nations’ (COTN) programs in Africa and the Caribbean.  

High School Senior Sends 10,000 Meals to Sierra Leone

Thanks to the hard work of high school senior Ethan Flanagan, ten thousand meals are on their way to Sierra Leone. But these meals, packaged by Ethan and his friends, are doing more than feeding children. Ethan’s partnership with Children of the Nations (COTN) has also opened up a bigger world for him. “I think the biggest thing I’ve taken away from this experience,” he says, “is how good it is to help others. It really puts your own life in perspective.”

They Call Her ‘Agogo’

Lori Campbell started selling books online to raise money for her many trips to Malawi. But last year God gave her a new idea: to use the money to sponsor children as well. She began with five children, but plans to include many more. “God laid on my heart the number eighty,” she says. “I wish I could sponsor the entire village!”

Would You Take a Pie in the Face to Feed Children in Africa?

Would you take a pie in the face to feed children in Africa?

Three teachers from the Bear Creek School in Redmond, Washington, did just that on Wednesday, March 20th. The entire middle school had gathered to package meals with Children of the Nations (COTN). The students wanted to raise as much money as possible to send as many meals as they could to children in need in Africa and the Caribbean. They came up with lots of creative ideas to raise money, including a raffle to throw a pie in a teacher's face!

High School Students Sponsor a Child in Uganda

The world became a much bigger place for one freshman class at Patriot High School in Jurupa Valley, California, last fall. It all started when their teacher, Shari Russell, shared the story of her sister Jenn’s Venture Trip with Children of the Nations (COTN). Jenn and her husband Tyler had just returned from a trip to Uganda, where they met their sponsored child.  

Women Sew Big Love into Little Dresses

Bellevue, Washington, and Bellevue, Haiti, share a connection that goes beyond their common name. Last fall, a group of women from Crossroads Bible Church in Bellevue, Washington, sent handmade dresses to girls in the new Children of the Nations (COTN) Village Partnership Program in Bellevue, Haiti. But these dresses had a creative twist—many were made out of pillowcases.

Your Shoes and Meals Reach Haiti

On October 13, 2012, people from all over Orange County, California, came together to change children's lives.  In one day, 750 people gathered in the warehouse of local business Applied Medical and packaged more than 80,000 meals to send to children in Haiti.  Volunteers loaded the meals, along with shoes and SmilePacks® filled with hygiene and school supplies, into a shipping container to be sent to needy children in Haiti.

One Purse is Bringing Clean Water to Malawi

Right now, hundreds of children in Chirombo, Malawi, walk more than a mile every day to get water. Partners like you have already helped build one well in this impoverished village, and you’re raising money to build two more to provide safe drinking water for all of Chirombo’s children. Heather Case of Orlando, Florida, is doing her part to help, one purse at a time.  

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