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Contact: Cynthia Price 804.756.2722
Fund a Project Goes Beyond Child Sponsorship
- Banding together to fund programs that impact children
- Projects cost from $2,800 to $100,000
- Children’s needs go beyond sponsorship
Richmond, Va. – Dec. 15, 2009 – Bringing to life projects that will benefit an entire community is the goal of ChildFund’s new “Fund a Project” section on its Web site.
“Many of our programs have additional needs beyond sponsorship,” said Anne Lynam Goddard, president and CEO of ChildFund. “We wanted to create a way to tell potential donors about these needs. Each project has a goal that many or a few people can support and bring the program to life.”
Costs range from $2,800 to implement 10 water pumps for families in Timor Leste, to more than $50,000 for 20 playgrounds in Afghanistan. The most expensive item is $100,000 for a global youth employment and livelihood initiative.
“This program enables ChildFund supporters to fund programs that impact children because it brings together many people to reach the project goal,” said Goddard.
Once a program is funded, donors will receive updates on the progress of the project and its impact on the children and families supported.
ChildFund offers similar opportunities to major donors who want to fund an entire project. This is the first time that a group of individuals with no affiliation can join forces via the Web to fund a project.
To view the projects available for funding, click here.
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ChildFund International, formerly named Christian Children’s Fund, is a global child development and protection agency, helping the world's deprived, excluded and vulnerable children survive and thrive in order to reach their full potential. Serving children since 1938, ChildFund International works in 31 countries and helps more than 15.2 million children and family members worldwide, regardless of race, creed or origin. ChildFund International is a member of the ChildFund Alliance. It has earned 4 stars from Charity Navigator.