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Redzep Tarifi

Redzep's new salon
Redzep Tafiri, a young Roma man displaced from Kosovo, started a new business with a microenterprise grant from CWS.

Sowing Seeds ... Harvesting Hope

Sowing Seeds... Harvesting Hope
A close-up look at CWS and Foods Resource Bank supported programs in Guatemala and Nicaragua.


Best Gift - Rabbits
Gifts that change lives
Check out our Best Gift catalog online and make a difference with your giving this holiday season.

Guide to Planning Your Will and Trust
Plan for the future
Download our free guide to help you plan your will and trust (pdf).


Thank you
Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT

Giving thanks in 2010
Your partnership is providing help and hope to millions of children and families.  Thank you!  >>

Women in rural Kenya
Photo: Lynn Johnson/

Acting justly in the world
Marty Shupack, CWS Director of Advocacy, on the role of government in protecting the innocent and lifting up the poor. >>


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Haiti: Addressing urgent needs and supporting long-term recovery
Fernande Saint-Paul
Photo: Catianne Tijerina/ACT Alliance

Haiti was dealt another blow with the arrival of Hurricane Tomas earlier this month.  While people in Port-au-Prince were largely spared the agony of another natural disaster, Tomas did affect northwestern Haiti, where CWS is continuing to provide needed assistance.  And, the recent outbreak of cholera has killed a thousand and threatens many more.  Learn more.

CWS Best Gift Catalog chock full of gifts with purpose
Women and Water
Photo: Lynn Johnson/

With budgets tight and gift-giving season upon us, here's a way to honor your loved ones while helping people in need.  The CWS Best Gift Catalog infuses gift giving with a combination of purpose and practicality!  Read more and shop online.

Moving furniture and drinking tea
Maxwell Brooke

Twin brothers Maxwell and Richard Brooke are United Church of Christ volunteers with an unusual year-long assignment: to experience, blog and film UCC-sponsored volunteer service ministries all across the U.S.  One of their first stops was the CWS refugee resettlement office in Lancaster, Pa.  Read more.

A "grand" trek to end hunger
Dr. Paul Chan and his family

With a few blisters on both feet and two sore knees for his troubles, Dr. Paul Chan finished his autumn CROP Hunger Walk personally having raised over $31,000. The walk was a bit longer than most CROP Hunger Walks around the U.S. In fact, it was the Grand Canyon. Fifty miles, in one continuous trek ... alone.  Read more.

Read excerpts from Dr. Chan's personal log.

"Impact and integrity" motivate board member
Rev. Dr. Margaret Cowden

Upon joining the CWS Board in 2008, Rev. Dr. Margaret Cowden says she was immediately impressed. "By supporting Church World Service, I knew that I was involved with an organization that was well respected and committed to working with integrity and making a real impact around the world."  Read more.

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