Children's Emergency Relief International (CERI)

Children's Emergency Relief International (CERI) is a faith-based health and human services organization that has been bringing hope to children who are impoverished and deprived since 1999. CERI strives to break the generational cycle of poverty through a holistic program of nutrition and health services, educational achievement, biblical social values, and spiritual discernment. The goal is to give every child a lifestyle of self-determination and self-reliance that provides hope for the future. CERI is the international arm of BCFS, a system of health and human service non-profit organizations.
May 29, 2014

Christmas in July

Boy with new boots
Boy with new boots

Summer is officially upon us! For many of us, that means plans for a summer of fun with friends and family, ocean and waves, picnics and BBQs, hikes at dawn, and ballgames at the park. For CERI, summer means mission trips traveling the globe to help children in need.

This summer CERI will be in Moldova for the sponsor trip, a special opportunity for child sponsors to spend quality time with the children and youth they support through child sponsorships. Also in Moldova, teams from across the U.S. will travel in and out of the country all summer long conducting fun summer camps for children and youth.

Teams will also serve in Mexico and Paraguay through medical missions, while teams return to South Africa and Sri Lanka to plant sustainable trench gardens and encourage the continued development and growth of CERI’s microenterprise program.

Mission season comes to an end with our December Kids ‘n Boots mission to Moldova where teams of volunteers personally fit children in need with brand new warm, winter boots. In order to be ready for Kids ‘n Boots this December, CERI must kick off fundraising with ‘Christmas in July.’ Will you help us jumpstart our goal?

Your gifts continue to impact children and youth in need around the globe! Thank you for trusting CERI to be a vessel of your generosity to the world. On behalf of the those we serve every single day…

Gracias ~ Multumesc ~ Ngiyabonga

Gardening in South Africa
Gardening in South Africa
Moldova Sponsor Trip
Moldova Sponsor Trip
Microenterprise in Sri Lanka
Microenterprise in Sri Lanka
CERIkids Camps
CERIkids Camps

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Mar 5, 2014

Christmas in Spring!

Happy recipient of new warm, winter boots!
Happy recipient of new warm, winter boots!

Each year before Christmas, Children's Emergency Relief International (CERI) travels to Eastern Europe with teams of U.S. Volunteers who outfit children who are orphaned and deprived with brand new warm, winter boots, socks, hats, and scarves. This year will be no different. In December, teams will depart for Moldova to distribute boots among the poorest villages throughout the country.

Raising money to buy boots is a year-long endeavor, and your generosity makes all the difference in the world. Would you believe that gifts for Kids 'n Boots are already coming in?  It's the dedication of donors like you who make the work CERI does day-after-day, year-after-year possible. Thank you again for your year-round support of CERI's worthwhile Kids 'n Boots project!

Senior Missions Advisor fits baby with boots!
Senior Missions Advisor fits baby with boots!

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Mar 5, 2014

Child Sponsorship Program, Now in Mexico!

Boy eagerly awaiting a child sponsor
Boy eagerly awaiting a child sponsor

It's official! Children's Emergency Relief International (CERI) has launched a new child sponsorship program in Mexico! Known as the "Child Relief and Support Program" (CRSP), CERI now reaches school-age children in impoverished communities in Veracruz. The CRSP program meets the physical needs of children who are deprived with food, clothing, and shelter. The program also provides support for educational, social, and spiritual development.

Thanks to your gifts on GlobalGiving, children are able to be enrolled in the CRSP program before they have a child sponsor. We are so grateful to you for your generous support, as this type of work takes a community. On behalf of the children CERI serves every single day across the globe, thank you for being a part of our GlobalGiving community!

Boy awaiting a child sponsor
Boy awaiting a child sponsor
Girl awaiting a child sponsor
Girl awaiting a child sponsor
Girl awaiting a child sponsor
Girl awaiting a child sponsor

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