Children International a top U.S. charity according to Forbes and Consumers Digest

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forbes magazine recognizes Children International, a U.S.-based humanitarian organization, as a top U.S. charity in its "Top 100 Largest U.S. Charities" list for 2012.  The Forbes list includes ratios regarding a nonprofit's level of fundraising efficiency and charitable commitment.

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"We are pleased to be included on the Forbes list of top charities, and are thankful for our dedicated supporters, whose donations enable us to help approximately 340,000 impoverished children and youth in our program," said Brian Anderson, Children International's Chief Marketing and Development Officer.

Children International is also included on the "America's Top Charities" November 2012 list published by Consumers Digest, which initially focused on more than 2,400 top charities, and "whittled the list to charities that were recognized most frequently by [independent] analysts." Children International was included as one of only 32 organizations in the Humanitarian category of the final list.

"As families look for ways to reach out to help people in less fortunate situations this holiday season, tools like the Forbes and Consumers Digest lists can be helpful resources," says Children International's President and CEO Jim Cook.

Children International is dedicated to helping impoverished children and youth avoid the traps of poverty.

To help a child living in poverty, visit www.children.org.

About Children International:
Established in 1936,
Children International is an award-winning humanitarian organization with its headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. The organization has been recognized by Forbes magazine and Consumers Digest as a leading charity. Children International's programs benefit approximately 340,000 children and their families in 11 countries around the world, including Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Mexico, the Philippines, the United States and Zambia.

For more information about Children International or to sponsor a child, visit www.children.org.

Follow Children International on Facebook and Twitter.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Christy Howard
Public Relations
Children International
Direct:  (816) 943-3730
Cell:  (913) 909-0798
Email:  choward@children.org

SOURCE Children International

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