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Bless the Children's Mission is to free abandoned and impoverished children from the chains of poverty by empowering them with health, shelter, educational and spiritual support so that they may become productive members of their society.

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Our Credentials

Bless the Children’s focus is delivering the most service possible to children in need by the most cost-effective means.  We utilize a network of partner relationships whereby each organization brings its own effective, proven expertise to any project or program.   By culling resources all partners are able to be financially prudent in fulfilling their missions. 

Bless the Children’s accountability is also demonstrated through low administrative overhead and thoroughly effective, well-administered programs for impoverished children and their communities.  Donations go farther because Bless the Children works with the communities it serves.  Our programs involve the community in many ways, from assistance with unloading shipments of aid and delivery to management and running of feeding programs to educational construction projects.  Through energetic team efforts little is spent with much return making it possible to deliver great service with low budgets. 

  • Bless the Children is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization.  Our EIN (IRS Employer Identification Number) is 54-1650281.

  • CPA approved:  All expenditures are carefully audited and made public by an independent certified public auditor (CPA).

  • Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Consumer Protection, Office of Consumer Affairs approved.  Annual report and financial documents reviewed yearly for approval.

  • State of Florida, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Consumer Services approved.  Report detailing purposes of contribution solicitation and description of main program services along with financial documents reviewed yearly for approval. 

  • USAID approved: Bless the Children is registered with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  Each year strict government guidelines and reporting requirements to receive U.S. Government Funding for Foreign Assistance Programs are met.  By way of example we were awarded a USAID Food for Peace grant in a very competitive grant process through the International Food Relief Program. 

    As seen on USAID's website: "Food for Peace's implementing partners are called "cooperating sponsors" and include private voluntary organizations (PVOs) registered with USAID, local and international nongovernmental organizations and the United Nations World Food Program." 
    Bless the Children worked as a USAID partner for FY 2008 to increase food security in Honduras, Central America.  For more about this partnership to feed poor children and their communities click here.

    As a result of this grant Bless the Children distributed four 40-foot tractor trailer loads of food to the poorest of the poor; approximately 4 million meals to desperate families in Honduras, Central America.
  • CFC approved:  As a member in good standing of the Federal Government’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), we meet strict standards of compliance annually in order to qualify for participation.

  • VA State Employee’s Campaign approvedBless the Children is approved by the Virginia State Employee’s Campaign.

  • FL State Employee’s Campaign approvedBless the Children is approved by the Florida State Employee’s Campaign throughout the state of FL as well as the local Tampa/Bay United Way Campaign.

  • Virginia and Florida State Corporation Commissions:  Bless the Children is incorporated in the State of Virginia and registered with the Florida State Corporation Commission.



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©2007-2017 Bless the Children, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Bless the Children, Inc. is a 501C3 nonprofit corporation registered with the State of Virginia, approved by the Virginia and Florida Departments of Consumer Affairs, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Way National/International Combined Federal Campaign (CFC/Unaffiliated agencies #10016). Gifts are tax-deductible as provided by law.