Children of the Nations Receives Charity Navigator's 4-Star Rating

    Silverdale, WA – June 1, 2009 – Children of the Nations, a local non-profit founded in Silverdale, Washington that ministers to orphaned and destitute children in Africa and the Caribbean, was pleased to receive the news that they had been awarded Charity Navigator's coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management FOR THE FIFTH YEAR IN A ROW!

    "As the nonprofit sector continues to grow at an unprecedented pace, savvy donors are demanding more accountability, transparency and quantifiable results from the charities they choose to support with their hard-earned dollars," says Ken Berger, Charity Navigator President and CEO. "We are pleased to announce that Children of the Nations has earned its fifth consecutive 4-star rating for their ability to efficiently manage and grow their finances."

    This is a really big deal since only 4% of the charities rated by Charity Navigator received at least five consecutive 4-star evaluations. This rating indicates that Children of the Nations consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America.

    According to Mr. Berger, "This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Children of the Nations from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust." For more information visit www.charitynavigator.org.

    About Children of the Nations
    Children of the Nations (COTN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising children who transform nations. Founded in 1995, the organization currently provides holistic care to orphaned and destitute children in Sierra Leone, Malawi, Uganda, and the Dominican Republic. By partnering with nationals, they establish full-care residential Children’s Homes (for orphans) and Village Partnership Programs (to benefit children living with destitute families or caregivers who are unable to properly provide for them). The programs and services they provide include education, feeding centers, medical services, and community development initiatives such as agriculture, sanitation projects, micro-enterprise, and much more. Children of the Nations believes that true, lasting, and meaningful change begins with the children, and so they are their mission. Children of the Nations stands apart from other organizations in their goal, not to provide relief, but rather to come alongside nationals, empowering them to a life of self-sustainability. For more information, visit www.cotni.org.

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    Contact:
    Pam Wright, Communications Director
    Children of the Nations – USA
    pamwright@cotni.org
    369-698-7227