...because it takes a whole village to raise a child
At ACC International Relief, we believe that it takes a whole community to raise a child. For this reason, we work to strengthen and develop their communities and families to create lasting and sustainable change.
Rather than taking an individual approach through child sponsorship, we provide the opportunity to become a RAISE partner and support child-focused development programs in several different countries. Partnering in this way achieves a much broader and sustainable impact in the lives of many children. When you become a RAISE partner you become a part of a child’s extended care network, offering valuable support for a child to reach their full potential.
Broad issues that affect whole communities, such as limited access to water, limited educational opportunities, and a failing healthcare system often affect children the most. We see this in child mortality rates, malnutrition, and early entry into working life. These problems are best tackled at a community level in order to bring benefit to more children, rather than singling out children to address their individual needs in isolation from their community’s situation.
Through RAISE, your support is directed to holistic development projects, that operate according to community needs to provide access to clean water, medical care, education and other forms of support necessary for the healthy development of children.
We believe that God created the family unit for raising and providing for the holistic needs of a child. Responsibility for the care of a child lies with the family and community, and as such we work with the goal of empowering communities and families to provide the best environment for their children to be raised.
With monthly donations, your generosity will give children and their families hope for a much brighter future, supporting the provision of adequate food, healthcare, education and much more. RAISE programs are uniquely tailored to the specific needs of each region. Program objectives are designed to achieve significant and lasting change for each community, family and child who is supported.