News: United States

5 Thank-You Notes from Children Whose Lives You're Changing United States
Thank you!
Nov 14, 2018 -
 
Do you ever catch yourself thinking that a small act of kindness couldn’t possibly have a large impact? Well, these five thank-you notes from the children you’re helping through your gifts to Children of the Nations will change your mind. Their dreams wouldn’t come true without your generosity! 
7 Reasons to Give Shoes for #GivingShoesDay United States
Injured feet
Nov 13, 2018 -

This #GivingTuesday, you can change a child’s life by donating $12 for a pair of shoes.  

What’s so important about shoes?

Using Your Gifts for Good: Walter Burbank, Sign-Maker Extraordinaire United States
COTN's new sign with Walter Burbank and other partners
Oct 25, 2018 -
 
Every talent and skill can be used by God to bless others, even the unexpected ones.
 
The Children of the Nations (COTN) campus in Silverdale, Washington, isn’t easily visible from the road. For years, donors, volunteers, and new employees struggled to find the headquarters, driving past the small, partially obscured mailbox sign. It’s impossible to guess how many people gave up on bringing in SmilePacks or other physical donations simply because they couldn’t find the drop-off site.
 
Four Reasons You Know You Can Trust Children of the Nations United States
Four stars!
Jun 26, 2018 -

Are those stars in our eyes? For the seventh year in a row, Children of the Nations has received a four-star Charity Navigator rating—the highest possible rating for a nonprofit.

 

10 Ways You Can Find More Child Sponsors (and Spread Joy Everywhere) United States
Thank you for sponsoring!
Jun 18, 2018 -

Do you love being a sponsor? Do you wish you could help even more children get sponsored? Even though your wallet won’t allow you to sponsor every single child?

You can help more children get sponsors! And you can share the joy of sponsorship with your friends and family.

4 Reasons Why a Mosquito Net is a Surprisingly Perfect Mother's Day Gift United States
Girl with blue mosquito net
May 1, 2018 -

A mosquito net may seem like a small, simple thing. But for children in need, it is a life-saving gift. And it's a gift that represents the qualities of a great mother:

Getting Stuck on a Roller Coaster During a Power Outage in Malawi: A Father-Daughter Story United States
Aisha
Apr 10, 2018 -

What do you have in common with Brandon Albers, Seattle tech mogul? You both care deeply about children in need!

 

Brandon made the 2017 Puget Sound 40 Under 40 list for his work at L4 Digital. Maybe you even caught his interview with the Puget Sound Business Journal about his family and their love of serving others.

Water Changes Everything United States
Sierra Leonean child drinking
Mar 20, 2018 -

When you have easy access to clean water, it can be hard to remember how important it is, how much we need water for.

In honor of World Water Day (March 22), here are just a few of the reasons children around the world need access to clean water.

Important Changes to Your Child Sponsorship United States
Ugandan boy writing
Mar 14, 2018 -

If you sponsor a COTN child in the Village Partnership Program (including the I Love Baseball Program), there are some important changes coming to your sponsorship this spring. We know how much you love your sponsored child, and we’re so grateful for your continued partnership.

A Family Affair: a Doctor, a Pilot, and an Olympian Changing the World United States
Christy, Jessica, and kids
Feb 14, 2018 -
 
A doctor, a pilot with a prosthetic leg, and an Olympic skier—the Wise siblings never cease to amaze us.