By Anne Lynam Goddard,
President and CEO
For more than 70 years, our organization has helped millions of deprived, excluded and vulnerable children improve their lives. Today we help more than 15 million children in 31 countries around the world.
As our reach and our success have grown, affiliated organizations have grown up around ours, adopting our model and adhering to rigorous standards. These other 11 partner organizations, which we call the ChildFund Alliance, have broadened our work into 55 countries.
And our work is more critical than ever. Because of the spreading global economic crisis it’s estimated that up to 53 million more people will fall into poverty in developing countries this year. That’s the equivalent of the combined populations of California and Florida.
Today we officially roll out a new name and brand to continue to pursue our mission of service to the world’s children. Today our name change from Christian Children’s Fund to ChildFund International becomes official.
While we are making changes, it is important to note the things that will remain the same:
- We believe the well-being of all children leads to the well-being of the world.
- We believe that if we can help children thrive throughout all stages of life they will become leaders of enduring change.
- We believe proud past is a prologue. The work we have done is just the beginning of the work we have yet to do.
For more information on our changes, please visit our Web site at www.ChildFund.org. We hope you’ll join us for the next 70 years.