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COVID-19: New Computers Giving Kids a Huge Boost

COVID-19: New Computers Giving Kids a Huge Boost

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNmk4xc07gY Three weeks ago we shared an urgent need for computer labs to provide remote learning for the vulnerable kids we serve (see below) as part of our COVID-19 response. We're thrilled to share that ER supporters have met this...

The Value of a School Pack Grows During Pandemic

The Value of a School Pack Grows During Pandemic

Now, more than ever, it's critical to provide kids with school packs as they prepare for fall 2020 classes. The COVID-19 pandemic has created extra value and importance that vulnerable children get these supplies. First, many of their parents are unable to work with...

Dream Center Raises the Roof

Dream Center Raises the Roof

https://youtu.be/OapzDIbzPfc Our second Dream Center campus in FIsh Hoek, South Africa just received a super valuable fabric roof to keep the children warmer in the winter and out of the sun in the summer. The impact of the roof is visually impressive. It helps...

COVID-19 Response: We’re Stretching Food Supplies

COVID-19 Response: We’re Stretching Food Supplies

With our Fish Hoek Dream Center reopening this month, we're having to stretch the remaining funds for our COVID-19 emergency response. We're providing kids with nutritious meals during their time at the DC and providing their families with gift cards to purchase food...

COVID-19 Response: Zoom, What’sApp Help Outreach

COVID-19 Response: Zoom, What’sApp Help Outreach

As our team in Quito continues to feed vulnerable families as part of our COVID-19 response, we're finding new and exciting ways to reach out to the families in the Quito Dump recycling community. ER's Teresa Jimenez has been testing Zoom to do workshops and Bible...

Hungry Family Loves Its Neighbors

Hungry Family Loves Its Neighbors

By Nick Carnill, ER Africa Staff For three months during the COIVD-19 crisis in South Africa, ER staff members have distributed emergency food, books and supplies to families in great need in local communities. Nick Carnill shares a story that shows how one hungry...

Your Shopping Can Help Support ER Programs

Your Shopping Can Help Support ER Programs

You can help support ER programs when you purchase items from AmazonSmile. It may not see like a lot or money, but even $100 goes a long way. It can provide 50 meals to kids at our dream centers, buy supplies for livelihood training, buy food for families during...

Timid Street Kid Now Leads with Passion

Timid Street Kid Now Leads with Passion

A self-described “shy and timid street kid without any formal education,” Junie Antinero, is enjoying a summit moment in his trek to become a strong leader. In March, he completed a four-year leadership training cycle in ER’s global leadership community. “I’ve had the...

Laurel Lee Dreams Big with Quito Kids

Laurel Lee Dreams Big with Quito Kids

"The kids light up when they they finally show you their dreams. It was moving." - Laurel Lee, short-term volunteer at the Quito Dream Center. The COVID-19 pandemic may have shortened Laurel Lee's time helping the kids at the Dream Center, but she still left with...

Pathways Of Hope Highlighted in New Logo

Pathways Of Hope Highlighted in New Logo

Following months of strategic planning and brainstorming, we are pleased to share new design elements that enhance our purpose, visual look and feel. This fresh look is exemplified by a new logo design, a new eNewsletter template and new content. As represented in our...

Pandemic Response: Food for At-Risk Families

Pandemic Response: Food for At-Risk Families

May 2 Pandemic Response Update: The Philippines stay-at-home quarantine has been extended to May 15. But we have good news. ER Asia staff and other local volunteers have successfully provided emergency food to hundreds of families in the Taytay, Rizal community served...

Donor Transparency

Donor Transparency

We're pleased to share that Extreme Response International has reached GuideStar's GoldSeal of Transparency again for 2020. This achievement helps demonstrate our desire for donor transparency in all we do. Whether you are making your first gift to Extreme Response or...

Ecuadorian Orphans Get Emergency Food

Ecuadorian Orphans Get Emergency Food

The generosity of an ER donor has impacted Ecuadorian orphans living in western coastal region. The children are part of the Fundación Shekinah orphanage, a refuge located in the city of Manta. The foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that...

Great Grandfather Treasures Investing in Kids

Great Grandfather Treasures Investing in Kids

Chuck Slick isn't your typical 82-year-old great grandfather. A widower since his wife Mickey passed in 2008, the Bedford, PA, resident uses his time investing in the futures of vulnerable kids who live on the other side of the world. Chuck does this by both...

Down, But Not Out, Sikani Aces Math Test

Down, But Not Out, Sikani Aces Math Test

Many of the children who attend ER's Fish Hoek Dream Center have stories that can break -- and warm -- your heart. Sikani* is one of those kids. In his case, one math test helped turn his life around. Sikani lives in Masiphumelele, a large settlement near Cape Town,...

Coronavirus FAQ: ER Staff, Programs and You

Coronavirus FAQ: ER Staff, Programs and You

At ER headquarters in Snellville, GA, we are monitoring the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the regions where our staff are located. While staff safety is our utmost priority, we also are working to show compassion for the women and children in our programs....

Diaper Duty Lifts ER Volunteer

Diaper Duty Lifts ER Volunteer

To help celebrate Linguava's 10-year anniversary, we've reposted this Newsfeed item originally posted on Aug. 10, 2017.  By Tim Fausch, ER Communications "'The secret to living is giving'. That concept has really impacted my heart." - David Brackett While in his early...

Children’s Home Overflows with Achievements

Children’s Home Overflows with Achievements

In January, ER's Manila Children’s Home (MCH) celebrated six years of excellence and compassion with a rousing ceremony and awards recognition program. 2019 was a banner year for the 10 boys who live there. MCH co-director Gela Basiwa shared some very impressive 2019...

Dream with South African Kids as a Short-Term Volunteer

Dream with South African Kids as a Short-Term Volunteer

ER has openings for short-term volunteers July 7-Sept. 18 and Sept. 29-Dec. 2 at our Fish Hoek (Cape Town) Dream Centre after-school program. If you love working with kids and would enjoy a cross-cultural experience in beautiful South Africa, then this opportunity is...

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