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More than a Picture!

One Sunday in CEFC church, we listened to Bill & Marsha Myers talk about the VivaKids program to help children in the Dominican Republic with their basic needs while attending school.  My wife, Lorrie and I already sponsored a girl from Congo through World Vision for several years, but we wanted more actual involvement with

Sponsorship with Relationship!

By Kathy McCaw My journey in sponsoring a VivaKid began in March 2012 as a result of a mission trip to the CIMIV school in San Pedro de Macorís, DR. After spending a week with around 200 kids who attended the school and lived in great poverty on the surrounding neighborhood, I knew I

Christmas Sponsorship Drive!!!

Christmas is here once again! A time of family, friends, and sharing the love and joy the celebration of Christ's birth brings. But for the children we support in the Dominican Republic, the holidays are often just the same as any other day. You can change that by opening your heart to a relationship with

Give while you shop!

This holiday season, many of us will forego the stress of the malls and do our shopping on Amazon.  Did you know that Amazon will donate a portion of your sales to the charity of your choosing?  Yes, thats right....you can save money, reduce holiday stress AND help our kids in the Dominican Republic!  It's

BIG News!

Dear VivaKids Friends & Family, We are excited to announce some big news regarding one of our favorite people, Lori Barr!  Lori has been an extremely dedicated employee of VivaKids that also had an incredibly giant heart for the children that we serve.  Recently she learned that God was planning to use her in an


It has been our goal from the beginning of this journey to get to a place where 100% of your sponsorship dollars goes directly to the center your sponsored child attends. To do this, we sought to find partners that believed in what we are trying to accomplish in connecting resources to ministries that are

Christmas Time is Here!

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, we will all be turning our attention toward the wonderful celebration of Christmas!  No doubt, this means decorating, shopping, ugly sweater parties, cookie baking and making lasting memories with loved ones.  Most importantly, it means commemorating the most awesome gift ever given....the gift of Jesus Christ.  The Bible says

Hurricanes Irma & Maria

The 2017 hurricane season has become notorious to say the least, and it isn't even over yet.  It has been remarkable to see the damage that has been done by these unforgiving forces of nature.  Harvey, Irma, Jose & Maria have dramatically impacted the communities they traveled through, and in some cases, wiped out entire

Dieffenbach’s UGLIES®️ Press Release

We are excited to announce our new partnership with Dieffenbach's UGLIES®️ chips!  Please read the accompanying press release for more details and above all, help us show our appreciation and go buy a bag (or two) of UGLIES chips!  Press Release Final

Building Momentum!

Hello Friends! We hope everyone in the United States is having a great Memorial Day weekend!  If you or someone you love has a friend or family member who laid down their life in service to the military, we thank you!  The freedom we have should never be taken for granted.  It was earned