Press Releases: United States

COTN Teams Up with Major League Baseball Player Adrián Beltré United States
Sep 25, 2014 -

Arlington, Texas – September 25, 2014 – Texas Rangers all-star third baseman Adrián Beltré has teamed up with Children of the Nations (COTN) to help fund a baseball outreach program in the Dominican Republic. 

COTN Teams Up with Local Businesses to Fight Ebola in Africa United States
Aug 28, 2014 -

Silverdale, Wash. – August 28, 2014 – Thanks to generous donations from Kitsap County physicians and businesses, Silverdale nonprofit Children of the Nations (COTN) is sending 200 pounds of medical supplies to West Africa to combat the recent Ebola outbreak.

Olympic Gold Medalist David Wise Uses His Success to Help Children in Africa United States
Feb 19, 2014 -

SOCHI, RUSSIA – February 19, 2014 – David Wise, who skied a near-perfect run through sleet and fog to become the first-ever Olympic gold medalist in halfpipe skiing on Tuesday in Sochi, has made a reputation as a "family man." But Wise's family is a lot bigger than just his wife and two-year-old daughter. As part of the Children of the Nations (COTN) family, he is a dedicated advocate for thousands of children in Africa and the Caribbean. 

Massachusetts Father and Son Climb Kilimanjaro to Help Children in Africa United States
Feb 7, 2014 -

Sterling, MA – February 7, 2014 – Sterling, Mass., resident George Faucher and his son Aaron set out today to climb Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro. They’re using the trip to raise money to send much-needed supplies to children in Africa. 

Nonprofit Children of the Nations Points to Recent Study Illustrating Life-Changing Impacts of Child Sponsorship United States
May 22, 2013 -

Silverdale, Washington – May 22, 2013 – International child sponsorship really does improve children’s well-being, according to a new study conducted by the University of San Francisco. This is exciting news for the millions of Americans who give to child sponsorship organizations each month. 

Children of the Nations Earns Coveted Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator United States
Feb 4, 2013 -

Silverdale, WA – February 4, 2013 – Children of the Nations’ sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the fifth time Children of the Nations has earned this top distinction in the last five years.  

Orange County Business Improves the Lives of African Children United States
Jan 28, 2013 -

Orange County, California – January 28, 2013 – Orange County business Bird-B-Gone Inc®, the world's largest manufacturer of commercial-grade bird-control products, continues to improve the lives of some of the poorest children in Africa through its partnership with nonprofit organization Children of the Nations (COTN).

Kitsap Church Donates $20,000 to Children of the Nations United States
Jan 23, 2013 -

Silverdale, Washington – January 23, 2013 – Pastor Brent James of Bremerton delivered a gift of $20,554 to Children of the Nations® (COTN) today on behalf of his congregation, Peninsula Bible Fellowship. 

Poulsbo Doctor Performs Free Surgery on Young Man from Sierra Leone United States
Jan 18, 2013 -

Poulsbo, Washington – January 18, 2013 – Dr. Michael Jungkeit of Poulsbo performed a pro-bono tonsillectomy on a young man from Sierra Leone yesterday.  Abdul Barrie was one of the first children involved in the Silverdale–based nonprofit Children of the Nations (COTN) programs in Sierra Leone.  He volunteered to help build COTN's first Children's Home in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in 1997.  COTN later helped Abdul pay for high school in Sierra Leone.  Because of his education, Abdul went on to work in the tourist industry, and eventually started his own business.

Orange County's Richard Feld, Esq. Appointed Chairman of Children of the Nations–USA Board of Directors United States
Apr 30, 2012 -

Silverdale, WA – April 30, 2012 – The Children of the Nations (COTN) USA Board of Directors appointed Richard Feld, Esq., of Orange County, California, as its new chairman.  Richard Feld is a practicing attorney with over twenty-five years of experience as general counsel for numerous development companies.  After graduating with a bachelor of science degree from the University of California, Irvine, he earned a juris doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was a Tony Patino Fellowship winner.