Press Releases

I Love Baseball® Helps Dominican Players Develop Character Alongside Talent Dominican Republic
Aug 22, 2012 -

Silverdale, WA – August 22, 2012 – Recent baseball news is full of stories like those of Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon, the Major League players who were found guilty in the past week of taking performance-enhancing drugs. Cabrera and Colon are two of more than ninety current Major League Baseball players born in the Dominican Republic, a country where baseball is often seen as a boy’s only ticket out of poverty. The intense desire to compete and succeed often leads players to make poor decisions.

Former Orphans Make the Malawi National Soccer Team Malawi
Jul 23, 2012 -

Silverdale, Washington – July 23, 2012 – Two Malawian university students sponsored through Children of the Nations' University Program were chosen to represent Malawi at the Confederation of University and College Sports Associations international tournament in Namibia last week.  The top players from each university in Malawi are selected yearly to try out for a place on the team. Lovemore Chisale and Francis Kalima, students at African Bible College in Malawi, made the cut, and earned the privilege to represent their nation at the international tournament on July 16, 2012.

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.

Ed Hume Seeds Find Fertile Soil in Africa Sierra Leone
Mar 22, 2012 -

Silverdale, WA – March 22, 2012 – Vegetable seeds from a Puyallup-based company are flourishing in the soil of Africa, thanks to a partnership between Children of the Nations (COTN) and Ed Hume Seeds.  COTN is committed to establishing long-term, sustainable food sources for children in Africa and the Caribbean, as well as teaching the next generation sustainable farming practices and the value of food security.  Ed Hume's seed donations are a significant part of this goal, as quality seeds are difficult and expensive to obtain in much of Africa.  

Children of the Nations Cares for the Children Left in Kony's Wake Uganda
Mar 12, 2012 -

Silverdale, WA – March 12, 2012 – A recent viral video, Kony 2012, has focused mass attention on the rebel leader Joseph Kony, the atrocities he has committed in northern Uganda, and the terror his band of rebels continue to inflict from their exile in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  This video, created by the organization Invisible Children, has generated awareness and compassion, as well as controversy.  In light of this controversy, many people are asking how they can get involved beyond awareness and make a difference in the lives of the childr

Business Owner Bruce Donoho Joins Children of the Nations' USA Board of Directors United States
Feb 21, 2012 -

Silverdale, WA – February 21, 2012 – Bruce Donoho, the owner and CEO of California-based Bird-B-Gone, will be joining Children of the Nations–USA's board of directors.  The Orange County resident has been a committed advocate and supporter of Children of the Nations (COTN) since he heard COTN founder Chris Clark speak at his church, Presbyterian Church of the Master, in 2008.  In 2010, he took a trip to Sierra Leone and Liberia with Clark to see the ministry firsthand, and explore the possibility of expansion into Liberia.

Children of the Nations' New Partnership with the University of Texas Aims to Bring Sustainable Changes in Public Health to Dominican Slums United States
Feb 21, 2012 -

Silverdale, WA – February 21, 2012 – Children of the Nations (COTN) is launching a program in partnership with the University of Texas at San Antonio's Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics that aims to address the deep-rooted problems of sanitation and hygiene that perpetuate disease and poverty in the communities of Barahona, Dominican Republic. The Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) program will train community leaders to create community health clubs and educate members about basic hygiene and sanitation practices.

Children of the Nations Partners with Rotary Club of Silverdale to Bring Safe Water to Impoverished Dominicans United States
Feb 9, 2012 -

Silverdale, WA – February 9, 2012 – Last fall, the Rotary Club of Silverdale provided the funds for water purification systems to be installed in two of the five communities Children of the Nations (COTN) serves in the Dominican Republic. The installation process has already begun, and members of the Rotary Club will travel to the Dominican Republic on February 18 to observe the installation and witness the transformation their gift brings to the community.

COTN Offers Direct Ways To Provide Food Security for Children in Africa Amidst Skyrocketing Prices United States
Feb 9, 2012 -

Silverdale, WA – February 9, 2012 – The World Bank's recently published 2012 "Food Price Watch" reports that though world food prices are expected to decrease in 2012, grain prices in many African countries remain extremely volatile. Malawi and Uganda have experienced some of the highest inflation rates in the past year: rice prices rose 56 percent in Malawi and 81 percent in Uganda.

Two Years After the Haiti Earthquake, Children of the Nations is Still Committed to Long-term Support and Lasting Change in Haiti United States
Jan 10, 2012 -

Silverdale, WA – January 10, 2012 –Two years after one of the most destructive earthquakes in history struck Haiti, as many aid organizations are transitioning out of the still-devastated nation, Children of the Nations (COTN) is firm in its commitment to provide a long-term, comprehensive response to the disaster. By focusing on providing holistic care to children, COTN is investing in the future leaders of Haiti. "You've got to raise up a new generation.