Welcome to Free A Family
Help free a family from poverty for less than $1 per day!
Free A Family® helps people overcome poverty through community programs in agriculture, health, nutrition, literacy, and more. The end result for all participants is nutritious food, clean water, improved health, and increased income.
Through the use of representative families, the Free A Family® program keeps administrative costs low. This means that more of your donation can be used to help people in need. In exchange for your generous support, you’ll receive four updates each year about a family that World Renew is working with in your selected region. In this way, you and your family can learn about and celebrate the life-changing impact your gift brings each month.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. HOW CAN I HELP POOR PEOPLE THROUGH FREE A FAMILY®?
Many people around the world are trapped in a life of poverty. They want a better future for themselves and their children, but can’t seem to break free from the cycle they are in. Lack of educational opportunities leads to few job opportunities. Lack of adequate income leads to poor health. And those who are hungry or sick are often unable to work enough to provide for their families. Instead, they take their children out of school to help them with work and the cycle continues. What’s worse is that this isn’t an individual experience. Entire communities struggle to move beyond “just getting by.”
Through Free A Family® you can assist a family and their whole community at the same time! Your monthly (or annual) gift to Free A Family ® helps people overcome poverty through community programs in agriculture, health, nutrition, literacy, and more. The end result for all participants is
2. WHAT IS FREE A FAMILY®?
Free A Family® helps people break free from poverty and live a life of renewed hope in Christ. Through your prayer and financial support, you partner with staff on the field to provide life-changing opportunities for individuals, families, and entire communities in need. This includes training programs in the areas of agriculture, health, nutrition, literacy, income generation and more. These programs provide people with the skills and training they need to provide a better life for their whole family for the long term.
3. WHY PARTICIPATE IN A FREE A FAMILY® PROGRAM?
By giving a monthly gift to Free A Family®, you are helping an entire family break the bonds of poverty, one month at a time. Parents are equipped with the training and tools they need to improve the health of their children and send them to school. Families become able to feed themselves and plan for the future. All of this is done through local churches and church partners, meaning that people experience Christ’s love in a real and tangible way and the witness of the local church is strengthened.
4. HOW DOES FREE A FAMILY® WORK?
To begin, you make your first gift and select one of five regions of the world to support, choosing from Asia, Latin America, Eastern Africa, Western Africa, or Southern Africa. Then you’ll receive a postcard with a photo and information about the representative family in that region. Each quarter you’ll receive an update about this family, as a representation of the life changing ministry you’re providing to a child and his family through Free A Family®.
5. WHY DOES FREE A FAMILY® USE "REPRESENTATIVE FAMILIES?"
Not only does supporting Free A Family® help people break free from poverty and live a life of renewed hope in Christ, it does so in an amazingly efficient way. Through the use of representative families, the Free A Family® program keeps administrative costs low. This means that more of your donation can be used to help people in need. In exchange for your generous support, you’ll receive four updates each year about a family that World Renew is working with in your selected region. In this way, you and your family can learn about and celebrate the life-changing impact your gift brings each month.
A representative family allows supporters to see how Free A Family® is changing lives for the better while at a greatly reduced cost than pairing one child or family with each supporter. It is just one way that World Renew works to be good stewards of the gifts received.
6. WHAT DO I RECEIVE AS A FREE A FAMILY® SUPPORTER?
To begin you’ll receive a postcard with a photo and information about the representative family in your selected region. Each quarter you will receive an update about this family, either by mail or email, to help you learn about how the children and parents’ lives are changing because of Free A Family®. This is a cost-effective, efficient way for you to see how your gift is making a difference for a child and her family.
7. HOW MUCH SHOULD I GIVE EACH MONTH AS A FREE A FAMILY® SUPPORTER?
Because of the efficiency of the Free A Family® program, you can help a child and her family have an opportunity to change their lives for as little as $27 each month. This is the recommended gift amount; however a gift of a greater or lesser amount will also help children and their families in need. Please give as you are able.
8. WHO IS FREE A FAMILY® AND WORLD RENEW?
Free A Family® is a program developed by World Renew, a Christian international relief and development organization. World Renew engages in disaster response and community development work in approximately 30 countries around the world. Free A Family® is a program focused specifically on families, empowering parents through community programs to improve the health and well being of their children. This is achieved through supporters like you, who give every month to help another family break the bonds of poverty.
9. HOW CAN I BECOME A FREE A FAMILY® SUPPORTER?
For more information, or to sign up for the Free A Family® program, please contact World Renew at the phone number or address below, or enroll by clicking on the rectangular "Donate Now" button on this page.
Free A Family - US
1700 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Free A Family - Canada
PO Box 5070 STN LCD 1
Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8
1-800-730-3490 Ext: 4362
PHOTO TOP: Free A Family Asia is at work in Nongladew, Meghalaya, in Northeast India; the local population is made up mainly of Khasi and Garo indigenous groups.