Why we are planning to change our name to Kids Alive International later in the year

Ever since we came into existence in 2011, Hope for Kids has been the UK partner of the Kids Alive family, a wonderful Christian global mission with a base in the USA and several overseas partners such as Kids Alive Lebanon, Kids Alive Zambia and Kids Alive Kenya.

The family aims to follow God's calling to serve some of the world’s most vulnerable children, of all faiths and none. Strictly speaking we are an independent registered UK charity, but in reality we are the same organisation with the same values, aims and Christian focus. We are extremely proud of this - and as an opportunity has arisen to enable us to take the same name, we plan to be called Kids Alive International later in the year. 

The Kids Alive family has been rescuing vulnerable children and orphans for over 100 years now and currently serves more than 5,000 of them across about 40 projects in a number of developing countries. From vulnerable Syrian refugee children in Lebanon - impoverished and abandoned children in Zambia - to abused girls in Peru and Guatemala - our aims are the same for all of them.

We are especially proud of our US-based family member, Kids Alive International, which oversees our project work and helps to raise prayer and financial support from its wonderful base of supporters. That's why we don't want to support or work with any other organisation or family of charities. And it’s not only us that think they’re great. Charity Navigator, a US independent charity evaluator, has given them top rankings for a number of consecutive years now. Their latest approval rating was 99.51 out of 100!

We now just have to wait for formal approval from the UK charity authorities and then we’re ready to go, hopefully by the end of the summer at the latest. We would welcome your prayers that this all goes smoothly.

We would also like to recognise and thank a legal practice called Bates Wells, who have given us some excellent support and advice and enabled us to get this far in the process.

"Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind." Philippians 2: 1-2

Posted on May 28th 2021

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