Video: Corporate Leaders Fund Center to Help Poor Children in Ecuador

Jun 10, 2010, 19:02 ET from Children International

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In a show of responsible corporate leadership, executives from CPX Interactive fund inaugurate Children International's newest community center, which will help impoverished children in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

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CPX Interactive executives, feeling compelled to make a difference to poor children, encouraged their colleagues to join them in funding the construction of the B.U.D.S. Community Center, where over 5,000 children will receive medical and dental care, educational support and nutrition education.

Children International's President and CEO Jim Cook said, "We are grateful to CPX Interactive for their passion and dedication to helping children living in crushing poverty. Their support is an excellent example of being a responsible corporate citizen."

An effective model for community development, the new center marks the sixth Children International   center in Guayaquil that serves poor children and their families from marginal areas of the city. The center will provide benefits to poor families who often live on less than a dollar a day and reside in makeshift shacks with dirt floors on the outskirts of a major metropolitan area.

Children International has been working in Ecuador since 1988 and currently serves 55,000 children in cities of Guayaquil and Quito.

About Children International:

Established in 1936, Children International is a humanitarian organization with its headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. Children International's programs benefit more than 335,000 children and their families in 11 countries around the world including Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Zambia, Honduras, India, the Philippines and the United States. For more information about Children International or to sponsor a child, visit www.children.org.

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