A Day Volunteering at Children of the Nations United States
Jun 15, 2008 -

Last month, students from Carden Country School from Bainbridge Island, Washington blessed COTN with their gift of service. “Future journalists” Madeleine Bentley, Anna Misenti, and Rebecca Gallivan reported on the day’s activites:

On Wednesday, April 30 twenty of Carden Country School’s upper grade students left their school ready to work. After a long car ride, they arrived at Children of the Nations headquarters in Silverdale, Washington. They are currently caring for children in Malawi, Uganda, Sierra Leone and the Dominican Republic.

Three Containers Depart for Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Jun 9, 2008 -

The shipment of donations has departed from Silverdale, WA and Long Beach, CA for Sierra Leone!

Thousands of donations have been loaded by hearty volunteers into shipping containers and will arrive July 1st in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

IronMan4Africa – Triathalon to Raise Funds for COTN United States
Jun 4, 2008 -

On June 22, 2008, in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Children of the Nations, COTN partner Brian Owen will undertake the challenge of competing in his first Ironman Triathlon: Ironman Coeur d’Alene, in Idaho.

Volunteers Load Three Containers for Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
May 22, 2008 -

Last week, volunteers and COTN staff worked on a sunny day in Silverdale, Washington to load a 40-foot shipping container full of supplies for Sierra Leone. The container is the first of three that will be sent to the country.

The Silverdale, WA Meal Marathon is this Friday! United States
May 15, 2008 -

There are still spots available to those interested in packaging food at this year’s 285K.

Click here to sign up

The total cost for this event (cost of ingredients plus shipping) is $71,000. Through generous donations of our COTN supporters and partners, we have raised nearly half that–but still have half to go!

For only 25 cents a meal, you can feed a hungry child.

Help support our annual Hunger Campaign with your donation today!

Staff Focus: Dave Spoon, Washington Feeding Coordinator United States
May 15, 2008 -

“Are You Ready?”

That was the question Chris Clark (COTN founder) frequently asked Dave Spoon prior to his joining the COTN staff. “Are you ready to join the mission of COTN?” Dave knew Chris and Debbie Clark through his service at Island Lake Camp in Poulsbo, Washington, where the founders brought their children for summer camp.

Standing and Smiling – Tapiwa Receives Mobility Aid United States
May 15, 2008 -

Tapiwa Maxwell, one of our children in full-time care in Malawi, is the beneficiary of a standing frame donated by The Mobility Project located in Bremerton, Washington.

Feeding 5,000 Turns into Feeding 35,000! United States
May 15, 2008 -

“I originally heard about feeding programs through a friend of mine in Iowa who had worked with Feeding Kids International. They had packaged 1.5 million meals last year at their church! I thought that although my church is a lot smaller, we could certainly do something on a smaller scale. I contacted Feeding Kids International in Minnesota and they referred me to Children of the Nations right here in Washington state. Last summer, I contacted Dave Spoon and he told me he would be willing to work with us.

UPDATE: Global Rice Shortage May Affect COTN's Meal Marathon! United States
May 14, 2008 -

Silverdale, WA – Thanks to an incredible outpouring of support from the local community, the Silverdale, Washington “285K” Meal Marathon is going on as scheduled! Last month’s newspaper coverage and announcement that the global rice shortage might possibly have an adverse effect on the event rallied the Kitsap Country community.

Global Rice Shortage May Affect COTN's Meal Marathon! United States
Apr 28, 2008 -

Our annual Meal Marathon in Washington state—the “285K” (a food-packaging event where volunteers package 285,000 rice/lentil meal packs, enough to fill a 40-ft. shipping container) may be in jeopardy due to the current global rice shortage. COTN’s Washington State Feeding Director, Dave Spoon and our COTN–Malawi Deputy Director Tom Mambo recently discussed the dilemma with a local newspaper reporter.