ICC E-News Header
December 2014

photo illustration of a woman and a young girl within a field of stars

You Are The Difference
It’s those clear, cold nights in early December, when the sky is filled with innumerable stars like billions of tiny Christmas lights, that signal the opening of the Christmas season. This magical time also signals the most important month for nonprofit fundraising.

Significant portions of ICC’s donations are received during the weeks encompassing the celebration of Christmas and New Year’s.

Your support is even more vital for the children during these final weeks of 2014. A special message showing just how much you are needed can be found at the following link!

See how vital you are! >

photo illustration of a red and white gift box tied with a red ribbon with a red computer mouse attached by its cable

Shopping Online Now Donates to ICC
Who knew that by shopping online at Amazon you can donate to ICC? The AmazonSmile program, developed specifically to benefit qualifying charities, contributes a portion of each purchase to ICC.

By using the following link, 0.5% of each online purchase you make through AmazonSmile will be given directly to ICC. Also, there is no limit to the amount that will be given by AmazonSmile to our organization.

So, start shopping now with AmazonSmile and rest assured that your purchases will make many kids happy! Look for the AmazonSmile logo and the words ‘Supporting International Children’s Care Inc’ to know your purchase will support “His Kids.”

photo illustration of a bright and shiny, brand-new, Toyota van

Thanks For Saving Fred’s Feet
I’m sure Fred Flintstone would loudly proclaim his favorite phrase upon learning that you helped the ICC Dominican project in resolving their transportation problem. Contributions to the matching-grant fund designed to aid in replacing their epically well-used van, have met the mark.

Thanks so much for stepping up and helping bring about a new age of safe transportation for the kids at the Las Palmas Children’s Village.

photo illustration showing the area of the Pacific Ocean where the recent earthquake occured

ICC Nicaragua Experiences Earthquake
Striking with a force stronger than the earthquake that devastated the city of Managua in 1972, this seismic event awakened the residents of all Central America with the intensity of its tremor.

Those living in Nicaragua were especially effected. By using the following link, you can read the first-hand account from the director of the Fuente de Vida Children’s Village at ICC’s blog.

Read the story of the earthquake >

Image of December 2014 Gleaner Ad

Telling The ICC Story Nationwide
Using regional and national magazine ads, ICC is telling the story of our ministry to a greater number of people. The current vehicles for this outreach are the “Gleaner,” the monthly news magazine of the North Pacific Union Conference of the SDA Church and the “Review,” a national magazine published by the SDA denomination.

If you do not receive the “Gleaner” but would like to see the full-size version of the current ad, use the following link. You’ll find the ad on the back cover.

See ICC’s Current Gleaner ad here >

We truly appreciate your support of “His Kids.” Each ad includes a special web address where you can make online donations that will help ICC provide homes and families for even more children. Use the following link to make a donation today!

Special Gleaner ad donation page >

An illustration of a postal carrier wearing a red and green scarf and red ear muffs in addition to his uniform delivering mail during a light, early-morning December snowfall

What’s In This Month’s Qué Pasa?
In the December 2014 Qué Pasa, Kent Greve writes a personal message about the story of a young girl that he sponsors. Following is an excerpt:

“Sadly, there are many children in the world who lose their mother early in life. The devastation this creates on their little lives is immense. It is further compounded if the father rejects or neglects them. This is what happened to Katherine…”

You can read Kent’s letter and much more in the December 2014 Qué Pasa!

How would you like to get a digital copy of the December 2014 Qué Pasa? One that you can read on your computer, tablet or smart phone? Click on the following link and you’ll be able read the Qué Pasa in PDF form. Enjoy!

Download the December 2014 Qué Pasa >

ICC Logo None of this work would be possible without those who have committed their efforts to saving and changing the lives of “His Kids.” The children of ICC want to thank you from the bottom of their hearts for making a difference in their lives.

Occasionally when we call for funds for a specific need we receive more in donations than we requested. In those instances when we have received more money than we solicited, those funds will be placed in “Alcyon’s Angel Fund.”

A photo of the 35th anniversary Christmas ornaments with the ICC logo

Limited Christmas Gift Items!
All of our Christmas ornaments have been purchased. Our ornaments will be available again in 2015. We do have other items available at the online store that would make excellent gifts.

Plus, and most important, the children of ICC will benefit from any and all of your purchases. Please make your order from our online catalog today!

Peruse our catalog and support our kids!

An illustration of the graphic used for the button that leads to the videos page on the ICC website

Watch ICC Videos On Our Website
You may now view a number of ICC's videos on our website. So please take a few minutes and watch one, or several, of our videos!

Enjoy our videos on our website >

An illustration of the Facebook and Wordpress logos

ICC Engages In Social Media
ICC has both a Facebook page and a blog. We would really appreciate your ‘Liking’ our Facebook page and becoming a regular reader of our blog. You may also subscribe to our blog through an RSS feed. The following links will take you to the appropriate online destinations.

fb icon Please ‘Like’ our Facebook page! >

rss icon Please subscribe to our blog >

International Children's Care is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, USA. We can be reached by phone at 800.422.7729 between 8 am and 5 pm Pacific Time. Our address is: 2711 NE 134th Way, Vancouver, WA. 98986. Our general email address is: info@forhiskids.org.

Our Privacy Policy is this: Any information you provide us is held in strictest confidence. At no time will we share you personal information with any person or organization outside of ICC.

If you would like to learn more about ICC and its programs, please use the following menu.

ICC Website | Sponsor A Child | Donate Online

If you would like to either change your email address
or cancel your subscription to the Informateur,
please use these links.

Update Your Email Address

Cancel Your Subscription

© Copyright December 2014
The Informateur is a publication of:
International Children's Care
P.O. Box 820610, Vancouver, WA. 98682-0013

This link will take you to the video section of ICC's website. This link will take you to the ICC online gift catalog