This month at CatholicMom.com, we continue our partnership with Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA) with a new format. We now have our own landing page on the CFCA site, where you can find one of three friends to sponsor or simply make a small one-time donation to help this beautiful organization’s work with children and aging friends.
As we anticipate tomorrow’s installation of our new Holy Father, I have selected three beautiful children from Central and South America who are seeking sponsorship. Visit our page to meet Dulce, Luis and Angel and to learn about how you can help them lead a more blessed life, but also about how your own life will be transformed by sponsorship. We know that Pope Francis has a great love for the poor. What finer way to celebrate his installation as our new pontiff than by making a gift in his name to a trusted organization that works directly to serve families in poor areas of the world?
“Oh, how I would like a poor Church, and for the poor.” Pope Francis
More about CFCA
For more than 30 years, Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA) has brought hope to families living in poverty in 22 countries. Founded in 1981 by lay Catholics acting on the Gospel call to serve the poor, it has grown into a movement of more than 250,000 sponsors who are supporting more than 300,000 children, youth and aging friends worldwide.
When a sponsor commits to sponsoring a child, youth or aging friend for $30 a month through CFCA’s Hope for a Family sponsorship program, it impacts the entire family. Sponsorship provides basic necessities like food, education, clothing and access to medical care, along with the encouragement needed for families to build a path out of poverty.
- The Hope for a Family sponsorship program provides much more than charity to families in need. CFCA takes a personal approach that focuses on partnering with each family to fulfill their basic needs while empowering them to create a path out of poverty through education, skills training, livelihood programs and community-building activities.
- Grounded in the Gospel call to serve the poor, CFCA is a lay Catholic organization working with and serving persons of all faith traditions.
- CFCA is among the 200 largest nonprofits in the U.S., according to Forbes, and has received an A+ rating from Charity Watch. More than 94 percent of CFCA’s expenses go toward program support.