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Organization to Help the Poor in Need ~World Vision Chicago - Fighting Poverty, Helping Children

Updated on June 25, 2014

Our hearts break when we here about children and families suffering from the shame of poverty. We wish there was something that we could do to help but often don't know how or what we should do.

That's why there are ministries such as World Vision Chicago. A place that seeks out the need and works to fulfill it. They help families and communities by going to the root causes of poverty and injustice and and helping them to overcome it.

A Christian-based ministry, World Vision Chicago shows God's unconditional love for all people and they treat all people equally regardless of their race, gender and religious or ethnic backgrounds.

World Vision is a world-wide ministry changing lives of children all over the globe. The one based out of Chicago reaches out with all of the assets of the World Vision ministry and extends love and hope to the needy and hurting in the Chicago area. They partner with various city programs such as churches, organizations, schools and child sponsors and address local needs.

Since 1995, World Vision Chicago has been making lives better for the children in their communities. Soon, the community began getting involved and individuals and organizations were joining in to sever poverty.

Before long, World Vision Chicago began expanding its borders and outgrew its facilities. Because the people in Chicago believed so much in the cause and purpose of World Vision Chicago, even the public school system in the city donated a 40,000 square foot warehouse so that it could continue to grow.

Now, their work has expanded to serve and partner with over 60,000 people in the Chicago area. the people come from almost every neighborhood in Chicago and across the city's suburban communities.

Programs Offered Through World Vision Chicago

The Storehouse The Storehouse of World vision is a unique program that distributes needed items to families in need. All supplies are new and in unused condition. The supplies include, personal items, school supplies, and building materials. The Storehouse is such a loved project that the member status now reaches over 8,000. These members are both organizations and individuals.

In the 2005 alone, the Storehouse program distributed over $4 million worth of products to those in need.

30 Hour Famine This is a program where the youth in the Chicagoland area group together and fast for 30 hours. Before the date of the famine, the youth will raise money through donors and sponsors to help children suffering from the affects of poverty. Also, the group will go for a full 30 hours without food so that they can better relate to those who they are helping. During the course of the fast, the group will participate in acts of service or are allowed to engage in study. After the famine is over the money is sent to World Vision where it can be put to use where it is most needed. In one weekend the participants lives will be changed as they work toward helping change the lives of others.

Team World Vision - Teaming Up To Save The World

Team World Vision This program allows you to raise money by creating your own personal web-page to raise support. You will be joining with others in such activities such as biking, mountain climbing, walking, swimming or running. Every effort you put forth will go to help change the lives of others!

Church & Community The World Vision Church and Community Program is a way to get local churches in the area together and provide a means of education about different issues that are important in our world. It also provides the resources necessary to meet needs.

Child Sponsorship Sponsoring is a great way for anyone to reach out and help the world one child at a time. You may never know the impact that you can have by just giving a few dollars per day and you'll feel like a million dollars. When you sponsor a child, you'll receive a photo and information on the specific child that you are helping. Your monetary gift will provide "your child" with such things a clean, fresh water to drink, regular medical care, a secure food supply and access to education.

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      3 years ago

      Hello Mummy?my names are Charles musembei david a kenyan aged 26yrs. Am a pastor of a ministry by the name Idcm(intersessory Deliverance and Councelling Ministry international)I have just begun a programme to help the less fortunate get their education with the little i earn.At the momment am in a rented house whereby i have employed one teacher wherebyat the moment am supporting 10 kinds.The area i stay really needs my help and to be sincere i can do more if only can extend an helping hand t

      o me.Can pay me a visit at your own free time t o see the much am doing all along alone.just waiting for a positive feedback contact-+254 763416297 or+254 701416297 or email

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      prabhakar singh 

      4 years ago

      My school whant your help

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      6 years ago

      wow its amazing my inner feeling says to join u with this work yes i also want to work as a team with you

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      Ferguson Arif 

      7 years ago

      Dear Brother And SISTER

      Greetings in the Name of jesus!

      your work is good

      God bless you

      Evag.Ferguson Arif

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      7 years ago


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      7 years ago

      Dear Brother/Sister,

      Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and savoir Jesus Christ from me, my family and all the orphan children. My name is prasanthi, 23 years old. I am a Sunday school teacher of 60 children. I was married at my young age (on 29th, January, 2007) when I am 18 years old. Now Im 23 years old and blessed with a baby boy and a girl. My husband was a driver and he is 30 years old. So, I discontinued my studies in the middle of degree 2nd year (this year). Due to my poor parents stage.But by god's grace now im studying btech 3rd year.But My life aim is to spread the word of god to the children who can become in the future the children of God and to help the orphan children. Because the children who have parents receive at least their love and affection but the orphans quite away. My father was a preacher in a small church. On our Sunday school 13 orphan children were attending with out proper clothes and they wander the streets looking for the scraps of food. Even though they were beautiful ones their faces were not glazing due to the lack of nutrition. I have sympathy on them. So I take them to my home and feeding them. Presently they are under my care sheltering at my home. But now Iam unable to feed them. It was over burden for me. .i already started teaching sunday school and doing tution classes freely for the poor children.collecting some money and buying books for the poor kids and paying fees's.So, please help them. i would like to build a dormitory by gods grace.but i want some help like from you people.,please pray for this Dear sister/brother and also please inform this to your friends if possible.if i bring them here i have to feed them and also educate im frightening that if it is possible for me or not?so please pray and encourage me.They were very happy if you would like to send the used clothes for them, toys and money to feed them. I like to serve the orphan children because how pleasure it would be to help the children of god! They are praying God to show them an angel to help them like you good people. Please also inform to your alike friends to join their helping hands with you. And also please pray for them and for the needs they required. Thank you for spending your valuable time to read my letter. Please also pray for the aged people. If you would like I will send all the details and photos of me, and our Sunday school children.

      Dear Brother and Sister we are also doing a project called women empowerment association to provide various relief services to the victims of cyclones, floods, tsunamis, fires etc. we had expanded our services to help widows, destitute elderly people, crippled students, lepers, beggars, and sick people. Recently me and my family started a sewing school which lasts six months and prepares women to become tailors.

      The school is located in a small vocational center in the middle of Amalapuram. There are twenty women who come to this center daily to learn tailoring and embroidery. They sit in my room attentive to every word the teacher says in an effort to create an occupation for themselves. The goal of the sewing school is to promote income generating professions and self efficiency among poor families by providing each student with a sewing machine upon graduation. These women then work as tailors and pay back the amount of the sewing machine so another graduate can have one purchased for them. we have received a large amount of requests from women in surrounding villages asking us to provide tailoring and embroidery training in their areas.

      some of them are joining as tailoring teachers and teaching the new students for free as i have not enough money to give salaries to the tailoring teacher.and some of them are married in other villages and doing this tailoring work for their family they are living happily.over there also they are spreading about this tailoring courses but unfortunately remaining are also ready to marry and go,if it happens for all i think very few are remains here(already married women who are married and stayed here and completed there course).they only can teach the new students.but how long they can teach the new students freely?so please pray for this also.If you like Purchase a sewing machine for one of our students dear Brother/Sister.we will send receipts for your lovely money with our organisation stamp and sign.

      Here we are facing A very sad hardships and tribulation due to Crop holidays because farmers have lot of problems. Due to no Cultivation, there are no works for the members of the Church. You know already that all our Church members are laborer. Sister, Please remember the orphan kids and the aged widows,tailoring students. We are all in a great need. Please pray and do any small help if possible and it will be useful for the great need. Please pray for us. Thanking you.

      We are all praying for you, your family, for your good job, for your health and for all your efforts. May God bless you richly and abundantly. May god bless you under HIS invisible hands. Take care. Thanking you.

      Awaiting for your kind response.

      With best wishes and regards,

      Yours faithfully,

      Sis. Prasanthi. G,

      & all the orphan children,

      & Sunday School Children,

      INDIA .

      My E-Mail ID is:-

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      Fr. S. Arokiadass 

      7 years ago

      Dear and Loving Director,

      Greetings and prayerful wishes from Fr. S. Arokiadass. i am a Roman Catholic priest working in Arumbattu village as a parish priest .how are you ? hope you are doing well. I am very happy indeed to see you helping many people around the world. i thank you very much for your love to many poor children who are in need. personally would like to write you few lines. there is a family in Tamil nadu, India . I personally know them and their struggle due to poverty they always send the children to work rather then to school. i promised them that i would find some sponser to help them for their study of their children. please help selvidoss who has five chidren and one among them is studying in 10 class his name is micheal jackeson please help her with 500 dollars for her son for school fees and pen and not books. i will ask her to send the bills and photoes and other details please help her to this address OF

      SELVIDOSS -son micheal jackeson




      TAMIL NADU-606107



      Finally i thank you very much for your prayers and support

      with love i remain

      Fr. S. Arokiadass

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      New Beginnings  

      7 years ago

      Respected Sir \Madam,

      We want to inform you that we have formed an organization named '' New

      Beginnings Children’s Home" with an objective for the protection, care

      and welfare of the orphan who are supposed to the victim of violation.

      Due to the violation activities covering all over the country, the

      very small children have lost their parent and are deprived from the

      warm love and affection of their mother by which they are compelled to

      survive on the road.

      Our organization is formed on to give identification in the society to

      the children who are compelled to the victim of the children labor,

      famine and drug addiction as a result of the absent of parents. To

      uplift our efforts for the protection, care and welfare of orphan

      children, we are hoping for the applicable co-operation for our

      organization as well as we certain that you will encourage other

      organization or individuals to support our invasion. We also want to

      inform you that we have commenced our program with 10 orphan Children.

      We will think of that our objective is fulfilled in some extent, if we

      can successfully help such disabled children. We have decided to help

      thousand of such children in coming days. Thus, we have hoped that you

      will certainly co-operate us for the education, health and

      multidimensional development of helpless children living in the


      So we also inform that our organization is in miserable condition to

      forward its activities due to the lack of adequate fund. In this case,

      we are hoping for your possible help. Please see our website: for the details.

      Sincerely yours

      Bobby Adhikari


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      Nancy's Niche 

      9 years ago

      Very good article! I use two sources to validate a charity---Here their web sites:





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      Rebecca Graf 

      9 years ago from Wisconsin

      Great article. I have to admit that I'm always skeptical of any foundation until I've done my research. I want to make sure that they are really giving the funds to the children with a reasonable amount kept for expenses.

      Thanks for passing this on.

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      10 years ago

      Dear sir / madam,

      I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I thank God for your ministry .God Bless you . l came across your site and with vision and mission of helping those in need according to the word of God.

      In my community there are so many unprivillege children. And l have a church and l want to join your organization for parntership

      I am in Ghana,West Africa . I have a ministry but my greatest desire is l picks kids from the street and makes them useful instruments. . I hope u will be of great help to my mission.

      Sir l trust that you would respond to this request. You can check our website And u will see some of my pictures......

      This is my contact number +233285046422 and my address . miracle life bethel church, p. .o box 629 Ashaiman / Ghana...

      God Bless a cheerful giver (Proverbs 3:28)

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      Carisa Gourley 

      10 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma

      That is lovely, G-Ma! May God bless you over and over for your efforts.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      10 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Yes my dear this is a great hub...very informative and well presented.My take is on the fact that I am of low income and do much to help the local needy in my community..I support the church, the local food bank and the schools with donations of materials I don't use anymore, crafting supplies and even sewing for plays (customes) I try to always buy a gift for a needy child from the local stores who sponsor them with a note of what they need they want. i only wish i could do more...G-Ma :o) hugs

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      amy jane 

      10 years ago from Connecticut

      Hi Blessed Mommy, what a wonderful hub! I think World Vision is a great ministry and we have sponsored a child with them for a few years. My daughter loves writing to her friend in Nicaragua :)


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