What’s in Store for 2012?

This is an article from CRF’s March newsletter.  Sign up for our eNewsletter here! There is a popular book out called When Helping Hurts. Although it has some good material, I don’t really care for the title. I wish someone would write a book called When Helping Helps. Some economists from Yale and Columbia recently wrote a book called More Than Good Intentions. They studied charitable works around the world and found that some were good and others were not. Their conclusion was to find one that is helping and support it immensely. And don’t support the ones that aren’t doing a good job. I think that is a good analysis. There are so many good efforts that are really helping… Read more »

Miracle in the Desert

Guest post from CRF President Milton Jones’ blog, Through Orange Colored Glasses. The first day of my new job was one of the most sobering of my life. My first task as president of CRF was to get some children supported who had been waiting for a sponsor. On the top of the list was a little girl named Maurine. She was from an place called Barwessa.  When I investigated her needs, I found out that she had died waiting for a sponsor. She had starved to death because of the lack of food and water where she had lived.

President for a Day

By sponsoring a child through CRF, you can save lives and give amazing opportunities to children who have very little chance of breaking free from the chains of poverty.  Sisi Margoth Urbina, a sponsored child in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, is an incredible testament to the power of your support.  Our Honduras program director sent this short story about Sisi, and we want to share it with you.

Emmanuel’s Sacrifice

 This is a guest post from CRF President Milton Jones’ blog, Through Orange Colored Glasses. Sacrifice. It means that you give up something. But it means that you give up something that you miss. If I don’t really suffer a loss–it may be a gift, but it isn’t necessarily a sacrifice. Emmanuel makes sacrifices.