Changing Lives

Nutrition: Life-Changer for Vulnerable Kids

August 13, 2018

Local Recipes Boost Nutritional Health of Filipino Kids ER partner Batang Matinik (Smart Kids) faces a problem. They receive donated food to provide nutrition for the hungry kids they serve in the Philippines. The challenge is that the dried food is bland and doesn’t taste much like the food the kids are used to eating. […]

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Quito Conference Inspires Teachers

July 23, 2018

Extreme Response is committed to providing educational support to children and adults who come from the struggling communities where we serve. In Quito, Ecuador ER staff identified a critical need to strengthen the teaching skills of our partners who engage with high-risk kids. We launched our first Teaching Conference to meet this need. By Robyn […]

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Summer Camp for Golden Girls

July 6, 2018

By Ann Benavidez, Director, Golden Hands Livelihood Educational Program May was a busy month. For the first time we launched a Summer Sewing Camp for girls aging 7-12 years old. Nine girls attended a two-days-a-week class from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for eight sessions. The girls learned hand sewing, basic stitches and how to use a […]

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IT Tender Preps 220 Kids For School

July 6, 2018

We love it when ER partners stretch funds to meet more needs than expected. IT Tender (ITT), which serves the families living in squatter communities and settlements in metro Manila, negotiated hard to turn school funds designed to meet the needs of 164 kids into 220 kids! ITT’s John Coffey shares this: Words aren’t enough […]

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Shop Online And Help ER!

July 1, 2018

Here’s How Shopping Online Helps ER (June 10, 2018) Getting a check from AmazonSmile for $121.09 last month reminds us that we can help ER simply by designating ER as our charity while shopping! If you’re reading this blog, chances are you care about hurting people. But with life pounding us 24/7, it’s hard to […]

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Quito Kids: This Generation is Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

June 29, 2018

Extreme Response has been serving the recycling community in the Quito Dump (AKA Zambiza Garbage Transfer Station) since 1997. We’re excited by the impact we’re witnessing, especially in the next generation. We’re seeing a huge change in self-esteem, educational achievement and entrepreneurialism. Positivity pulses through a community that was once hopeless, boosted mightily through the […]

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Cleaning Solutions Boost Empowerment

June 26, 2018

We’re so pleased the women who participate in the Quito Women’s Program are learning new skills to become more independent and contribute to their families’ sustainability. Teresa Jimenez and her husband Jose have overseen the Women’s program for ER’s Quito Dump Program for many years. Teresa and dozens of ER staff and volunteers have invested […]

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Bikers Roll to Help Vulnerable Kids

June 23, 2018

Extreme Response Canada hosted its third group bike ride in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. “Cycling 2 Change Lives” took place on the morning of Saturday, June 23. Riders chose from three different rides that all ended in Lions Park in Port Dover, followed by lunch. Riders met early at Aitken Motors auto dealership in Simcoe, ignored […]

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MCH Boy Wins Award, Buys Groceries

June 20, 2018

It’s always exciting when a child is recognized for his or her skills. It’s even more exciting when you know that kid has endured a rough start to life and you know every achievement is helping to change his life in a powerful way. That’s why we’re so excited when the boys at the Manila […]

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Teamwork: ER, God’s Little Lighthouse Provide Meals for Kids

June 13, 2018

Have you ever wondered why some kids from high-poverty communities thrive while others don’t? We believe one crucial factor is nutrition, especially among young children whose bodies desperately need healthy food to develop. While we’ve been feeding kids since 1997, we’re now working harder than ever to provide each child in our programs with one […]

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