A Volunteer's View

August 19, 2020 - 3 minute read

Putting boxes in the trunks of cars - all morning, last week on Thursday. I couldn't stop talking about it. Called my friends and family in Chicago. Sent photos to my daughters and friends - pallets, trucks, boxes, books.

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Guatemala's Teenage Club

July 24, 2020 - 2 minute read

Guatemala's Teenage Club provides a place for kids between 12-18 years of age to gather together, learn, talk, and build leadership skills. Most of the participants are girls, as teenage boys in Guatemala generally help their families in the fields to generate more income. But the education isn't just limited to members of the Teenage Club: everything that these young people learn, they share with their group of friends in their own communities.

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Darren's Support

July 22, 2020 - 2 minute read

Darren loves his kids more than everything. He has four children, two boys and two girls. Their family has never needed assistance before, but the COVID-19 pandemic has held up his work as a landscaper. Through Feed the Children's assistance, his kids now have the school supplies they need, and new backpacks for the upcoming year.

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Maluan's Inspiration

July 20, 2020 - 2 minute read

Maluan Lesiapadei is a young mother in Kenya. She and her three children have struggled in the past to meet their basic needs. But Maluan has determination. She's focused on helping her children achieve their dreams, and through Feed the Children's VSL program, she's changing her whole community.

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Mandy and Mitchell

July 13, 2020 - 2 minute read

Mandy's biggest hope for her son is that he doesn't lose his kindness. She wants Mitchell to have an easier life than she's had, and to live in a world where his differences don't define him. And she hopes that he always remembers her advice: "Be kind, be sweet, be caring, be giving, because people aren't like that with you because you're different, so be that way with them. Teach them how to be better."

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Daisy's Health

June 22, 2020 - 2 minute read

Daisy's story is one of hope, but that hope wasn't guaranteed. In her first year of life, Daisy suffered from malnutrition, which is a severe problem in Uganda. Her health declined steadily, starting with a bad cough and progressing to appetite suppression and weight loss. There was a very real risk that, like so many other Ugandan children, she would not have survived her first two years.

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Joe's Journey

June 17, 2020 - 5 minute read

"I believe in my heart, and I've always believed this, that everybody that comes through that door and everybody we go out the door to serve, we need to treat them with dignity and respect, and the whole community adheres to that, they know that's what we're about, and I love it, man."

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