ChildFund International

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ChildFund International (known as Christian Children's Fund before 2009) "is inspired and driven by the potential that is inherent in all children; the potential not only to survive but to thrive, to become leaders who bring positive change for those around them.

"The heart of ChildFund International remains the one-to-one connection made through child sponsorship. Our work began in 1938 with an effort to build orphanages for the children who had been left without homes or families in the wake of the second Sino-Japanese War. " [1]

"ChildFund began in 1938 as China’s Children Fund (CCF), a non-governmental emergency relief organization created to help children displaced by the second Sino-Japanese War. China’s Children Fund, founded in Richmond, Virginia, by Dr. J. Calvitt Clarke, started helping children with a two thousand dollar donation followed by a $13,000 contribution to support a school and the KuKong orphanage...

"In 1987, we received a Presidential “End Hunger Award” from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)."[2]


Accessed October 2009: [3]



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  1. About, ChildFund International, accessed October 26, 2009.
  2. History, ChildFund International, accessed October 26, 2009.
  3. Directors, ChildFund International, accessed October 26, 2009.