Children's Haven International

How to Help

Prayer: Prayer is the number one thing we need the most. Were it not for the Lord’s guidance and provision there would be no “Haven” for our youngsters, so we want to always look to Him first! Please join us in asking for:

  • Health & Safety for the Children, RIN staff and all those who serve through CHI in the Rio Grande Valley
  • Discernment for CHI leadership regarding all future plans and endeavors
  • Sufficient funds not only to maintain our current ministry, but to increase the number of children that receive our ”Loving Christian Care”
  • Grace and favor with government official and authorities on both sides of the border
  • Love,patience, unity & wisdom for our House parents & other RIN staff
  • New partners in ministry: Child Sponsors, TEAMs, Volunteers, Donors & Business acquaintances

Urgent: New ”Tios” (House parents) for casa #6
Additional 15 passenger vans

Volunteer: CHI is truly blessed by our large number of volunteers and the quantity, quality & variety of work they perform. Year-round opportunities for service on both sides of the border include (but are not limited to): cleaning, baking, sales, clerical, landscaping, construction, sewing, juicing & food preparation, promoting, driving, mechanics, woodworking & begging (a.k.a.-helping us find donations). Should you like to put you gifts and talents to work somewhere that will truly make a difference in the life of a needy child, please contact us, there is a place for you at Children’s Haven.

Donate: Monetary and material donations are always needed. NEW! By popular demand and a long time in the works, we can now offer you the convenience of making your donation using your credit card or as an automatic withdrawal from your checking or savings account at your bank! Please click here to complete the form. It’s that easy! Of course, if you want to send a check, please feel free to do so. We appreciate your generosity and willingness to partner with us to continue ‘Providing Loving Christian Care to Needy Children’. You are always welcome to get in touch with us if you’d like to make a financial contribution.

Children’s specific material needs:


  • Short sleeved, white, button down shirts for both boys and girls.
  • Tee-shirts, undershirts for boys & girls
  • Navy blue boys dress pants
  • Lycra/bicycle girls shorts (for under skirts & dresses)
  • Long, white girls knee socks
  • Dark blue socks for boys, not ankle length

(Sizes 4-5 to 14/16 on all items listed above)

  • Black, low heeled dress shoes (for school) For boys & girls sizes 3 child – 9 adult

School Supplies:
Scissors, colored pencils, transparent contact paper, pencil sharpeners, pencil carrying cases, liquid paper, large erasers, high lighter markers, construction paper, glue & glue sticks, red & blue ball point pens, back packs

Personal hygiene items:
Hair gel, hair spray, shampoo, tooth paste, body lotion, deodorant, q-tips, bar soap, feminine products (no tampons) baby powder,wet wipes, diapers sizes 5 & 6

(Monetary donations designated for any of the above items are welcomed)

Donations of anything and everything for our Thrift Store – Remember, we’ll even come and pick it up locally (See article: One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure)

Help in spreading the news: We would love to have the opportunity to do a presentation in your Park, Church or Civic Group. Informational brochures, flyers and newsletters are available upon request at no charge and we also have an excellent promotional DVD available for only $5.00.

Assistance in collection of Campbell’s Bar Codes/ UPCs and General Mill’s Box Tops: To fully understand how these two great programs can be used to help you help us, please visit the links to each site: &

Good Search: A Penny a Search Will Quickly Add Up

A few months ago, we introduced an easy and painless way for you to help CHI raise funds! Effective immediately, you can earn a penny for each Internet search you make by going to and adding Children’s Haven International to the line that asks you to identify the charity to credit the funds. Follow the directions on the website.

GoodSearch is a search engine that utilizes to complete its searches and supports thousands of charities in their fundraising efforts. Check out the website to read more about GoodSearch & begin using it today! Pass the word on to your family and friends to enlist more support. Just think…only 2000 searches a month will provide $240 per year, so each and every search will be valuable for the children served by CHI!

A second website to check out is It works the same way, except that a small percentage of the purchase amount you make from specific online stores will be credited to CHI. You can also reach this portion of the program by clicking on the tab at the top of your search bar on the GoodSearch home page.

Don’t forget…a penny a search and a percentage of your purchases will both benefit CHI. You can follow the progress by clicking on the button labeled “Amount Raised.” Both of these programs are a great way to supplement your gifts to CHI without costing you a single penny! ( Special thanks to our Amiga Jean Anderson, for this great idea)