Press Releases

Shoe Donations from United States are Keeping Children in Africa Healthy and in School United States
Mar 7, 2016 -

SILVERDALE, WA – March 1, 2016 – People all over the United States are helping Children of the Nations send shoes to children in Africa and the Caribbean.

Many of the children COTN serves in Sierra Leone walk about 45 minutes each way to get to school. Shoes protect them from injury, infection, and parasites that can quickly become serious medical issues for these children.

For a child walking to school, shoes are part of what gives them hope for a better future than they ever dreamed.

Local Nonprofit Children of the Nations Provides Food in Drought-Stricken Parts of Africa Malawi
Feb 24, 2016 -

SILVERDALE, WA – February 24, 2016 – This past fall it was clear a food crisis was on the horizon for Malawi. Children of the Nations (COTN) along with its partners, has been preparing for last week’s inevitable announcement: six countries in southern Africa have declared a national state of disaster due to a severe drought that has caused widespread food shortages.

How One Woman is Using Her Online Store to Break the Cycle of Poverty for Artisans in Africa and India United States
Feb 3, 2016 -

SILVERDALE, WA – February 3, 2016 – In the latest podcast episode of Beyond the Village, Lizzie Randazzo, founder, CEO, and creative director of nonprofit Market Colors explains how she is empowering widows in Malawi by giving them the training and market access they need to succeed and provide for their children.

Texas Pastor Discovers a Better Way to Do International Missions United States
Jan 19, 2016 -

SILVERDALE, WA – January 19, 2016 – In the latest podcast episode of Beyond the Village, we interview Brandon Beard, a pastor in Texas who’s been involved with international nonprofit Children of the Nations (COTN) for 20 years. He's been on 20 trips with COTN and shares his perspective on the real reason people should go on international mission trips.

Filmmaker Uses Skills to Change Children's Lives in the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Jan 6, 2016 -

SILVERDALE, WA – January 6, 2016 – In the latest podcast episode of Beyond the Village, Phil Wilson, professor of Digital Filmmaking at Olympic College and owner of Cream Soda Films, travels to the Dominican Republic for the first time. During his trip he visits the impoverished communities Children of the Nations (COTN) serves. Phil describes his experiences from his perspective as a tourist, filmmaker, father, and artist.

He Accused Me of Killing My Brother: How a Young Girl in Africa Overcame Abuse Malawi
Nov 18, 2015 -

SILVERDALE, WA – November 18, 2015 – In the latest episode of the Beyond the Village podcast, we hear from a young woman in Malawi named Ireen Banda. As a girl abused by her father, Ireen would face an even greater challenge—the death of her baby brother, from malnutrition.

U.S. Nonprofit Establishes Ebola Orphan Care Center in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Nov 10, 2015 -

SILVERDALE, Wash. — November 10, 2015 — On Nov. 7, Sierra Leone officially said goodbye to Ebola.

Washington Families Make Historical Change in Remote Village in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Sep 30, 2015 -

SILVERDALE, WA – October 1, 2015 – The latest podcast episode of Beyond the Village is about The Downtown Church--a small church of 150 people--in Bellevue, Wash., that set a goal to raise $225,000 to build the first high school in a remote part of the Sierra Leone jungle. It took a year, but they accomplished their goal!


“This is one of the most exciting projects I’ve ever seen anywhere, at any organization,” says podcast guest, Fraser Ratzlaff, COTN’s philanthropy manager. 


International Nonprofit Children of the Nations Celebrates 20th Anniversary United States
Sep 24, 2015 -

Silverdale, WA – September 23, 2015 – In celebration of its twentieth anniversary, international nonprofit Children of the Nations (COTN) is hosting three special gala events to thank the thousands of donors who have made this milestone possible.

Each event features keynote presentations from COTN founders Chris and Debbie Clark, as well as Francisco Kalima, a young man who was raised in COTN’s Children’s Home in Malawi.

Donors Find Special Way to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Children of the Nations United States
Jul 7, 2015 -

Silverdale, WA – July 7, 2015 – In celebration of Children of the Nations’ (COTN) twentieth anniversary, a group of generous donors has pledged to match up to $400,000 of donations given to the organization by August 31, 2015. The funds from this “$400K Challenge” will be used to meet the needs of impoverished children in Africa and the Caribbean, by providing food, education, medical care, and more.