ChildFund is an international body that is involved in child sponsorship programs. The organization is based in Richmond, Virginia in the United States and helps depraved, abandoned and vulnerable children across 30 developing countries. The reason for the name change from Christian Children's Fund was an issue where Wall Watchers, a Christian charity watchdog group that sent a donor alert to all members stating that the Christian Children's Fund was not really a faith based missionary. A chief executive of the Wall Watchers stated that the manner in which the Christian Children's Fund operated was not really Christian from the way they looked at it.

The model that the company practices includes individual sponsors that contribute funds every month. These funds are used to help the community. It is also suggested that someone who sponsors a child should contact the child through letters, photographs and more so that they can see the manner in which they are changing someone's life. The revenues of the organization are divided into program expenses, administrative expenses and fundraising expenses. The program expenses account for 81 percent and the administrative expenses account for about 8.2 percent. Slightly more than 10 percent is deployed back for fundraising efforts.

ChildFund releases various publications and some of these are quarterly and others monthly. ChildWorld Magazine, ChildWire newsletter and the annual report are the three main publications.

The organization works in a simple manner. Someone who wishes to sponsor a child chooses a boy or a girl to sponsor. A monthly contribution of $28 is used to provide for the child the things that he or she needs to grow and thrive. Some of the things that the money is used for include education, nourishment, medical care, clean water, clothing and food. This amount is combined with other donations as well. Regular updates on the child one has sponsored are sent by the organization to the donors.


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