Case Study: Feed The Children

Feed The Children ( http://www.feedthechildren.org )

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Client: Feed The Children

Project Title: Take Action

Duration: Founded 35 years ago in 1979

Team: Feed The Children Board Members

 

Rick England: Chairman/Director

Mary Schrick N.D., PhD: Director

Gregg Yeilding: Secretary /Treasurer, Director

 

Kathy Doyle Thomas: Executive Vice-President, Marketing/Development, for Half Price Books

 

Michelle Mesen: Governance Officer for the Global Partnership for Education Secretariat

Mary Wong: President of the Office Depot Foundation

 

Mike Hogan: Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer for GameStop

 

Michael Dinkins: Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Greatbatch

 

Dr. Tetsunao (Ted) Yamamori: Senior Vice-President of Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) and Yanbian University of Science and Technology (YUST)

 

Description

As we know Feed The Children is an organization for children around the world that really have no food, medication or education like some kids do due to low income families or just living in a country where poverty is very high. For the most part this organization main focus is responding to natural disasters. From what I have read about the organization they do as much as they can to help. They cover Disaster Relief, Education, and have gone International.

In 2013 the Feeding Program that they had fed 350,000 children nutritious meals from their donors and partners. In addition to having these feeding programs for the children they also address the water issues. They installed more than 80 water wells and systems, bathroom facilities, and other clean water sources to 179,000 children and families in 2013. This water source was done in sixteen countries.

When it comes to the children medical health the have Medical Missions and something called Deworming Medicine. There are a lot of area around the world with wide spread hunger. With the children what this causes is parasites that takes away the kids nutrition that’s provided by the organization. What this deworming medicine does is prevent the parasites from stealing the nutrition from the children. From what I have read the medication was given to the children in Ecuador, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Senegal, and Sao Tome. As well in 2013 nearly 18 million doses was given to 14 million children.

Budget

For the budget I have found the Financial Highlights June 30,2013 and 2012.

(http://www.feedthechildren.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2013-Annual-Report.pdf)

REVENUES, GAINS,
AND OTHER SUPPORT: 2013

Gifts-in-Kind 382,943,793

REVENUES, GAINS, AND OTHER SUPPORT:

2013 2012

2013 PERCENTAGES
81% Gifts-in-Kind 88% Program services 72% Childcare, food and medical

80% Unrestricted

2012

545,570,833 71,822,861 2,710,951

— 621,810 620,726,455

619,162,645 37,354,685 16,442,090

3,061,043 676,020,463

493,844,076 7,777,248 117,541,321

619,162,645

99,620,206 15,699,644

9,072,199 124,392,049

Gifts-in-Kind 81% 88%

Contributions and grants Transportation service revenue

Contribution received in acquisition of World Neighbors, Inc.

Other revenue

TOTAL REVENUES, GAINS AND OTHER SUPPORT

Program services
Fundraising
Management and general Transportation service expenses

TOTAL EXPENSES

PROGRAM SERVICES

Childcare, food and medical
Disaster relief
Education and community development

TOTAL PROGRAM SERVICES

NET ASSETS

Unrestricted

Temporarily restricted- purpose restrictions

Temporarily restricted- time restricted

Permanently restricted

TOTAL NET ASSETS

16 | 2013 Feed the Children Annual Report

65,200,314 3,403,673

7,152,364 11,489,889 470,190,033

368,578,659 32,470,505 14,451,276 4,337,884

419, 838, 324

267,436,141 17,494,062 83,648,456

368,578,659

140,423,264 20,992,816

10,531,114 2,796, 564 174,743,758

Contributions and grants

Transportation service revenue

Contribution received in acquisition of World Neighbors, Inc.

Other revenue

EXPENSES:

Program services
Fundraising
Management and general Transportation service expenses

PROGRAM SERVICES:

Childcare, food and medical

Disaster relief

Education and community development

NET ASSETS:

Unrestricted

Temporarily restricted- purpose restrictions

Temporarily restricted- time restricted

Permanently restricted

14% 12% 1% <1%

2% <1% 2% <1%

88% 92% 8% 5% 3% 2%

1% 1%

72% 80% 5% 1%

23% 19%

80% 74% 12% 12%

6% 7% 2% 7%

Research

From the research I’ve gathered I read a lot on the impact that the organization played in these children’s lives. For this case study I found letters the children have wrote and left for the organization about how much they appreciate their help. One letter I read was a concerned mother worrying about losing her son and was happy to get the help that she needed from the workers for her son.

Another thing that I found in my research was about the sanitation in countries’ that didn’t have a way to get rid of their human waste because they had no toilets, so their water was contaminated. When it came to education inn 2013 the organization delivered 65,000 backpacks to children in need. With all the research that I’ve found everything they are doing is just a blessing to these families.

Strategies

Their main quote is How Can We End Hunger? In the United States their strategy is to reach children in need across America through our life-changing partnerships. For Around the World the strategy of this organization is to save lives by partnering with families in poor communities to build a better tomorrow. Around the world the create feeding programs through the local schools and gives the students the supplies they need. In addition to giving the students the supplies they give them medical care and implement clean water practices. The organization also encourages self-sufficiency through developing livelihoods to stop the cycle of poverty and despair.

Challenges

The challenges I had was more personal. When it came to doing the work it was very difficult getting the things the way I wanted to. Learning the program Photo shop was difficult very difficult, but after learning the program all the work came out very great.

Effectiveness

There are multiple letters and stories about how the organization affected the countries and places they have went and helped. For instance here’s an example of a letter I found to from a less fortunate kid that didn’t have anything for school and they went and gave him a backpack. “Dear Miss O, Thank you for giving me a new backpack. I thank you as many times as there are stars in the sky. You are a good person for doing that. If you didn’t get me a new backpack, everything in my old bag, it would rip and I would have to stop and pick everything up and make it to class before the bell rings. Long story short, you saved my grade. You also saved me. Your friend, Mario”

They have also received more letters from parents, presidents, and other people that they had an impact on to show how much they’re widely appreciated. In my previous paragraphs I also included things that they did for peoples kids by giving medical care and showing them ways to get rid of their waist, which also shows how they have effectively changed peoples lives.

 

 

 

 

 

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