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Mission Statement

Distressed Children & Infants International is a U.S.-based International non-profit child rights organization established at Yale University in 2003 with a mission to prevent child labor and blindness worldwide. DCI is committed to protecting the rights of children, stopping child labor, preventing blindness, promoting inclusion efforts for the disabled and lifting distressed children in developing nations out of poverty and hunger by providing education, healthcare, vision care, skill training, and family support. In keeping with our motto of "Children Helping Children," we involve American youth in all our activities and connect them to less fortunate children in other countries. By participating in DCI's mission, young people learn the critical challenges faced by some other children in the world and are called to service on their behalf, ultimately growing into responsible global citizens and future leaders. To learn more about DCI, please visit www.distressedchildren.org


Distressed Children and Infants International (DCI), is a nonprofit child rights organization based in Cheshire, CT. It was founded in 2005 to improve the socio-economic, educational, and health conditions of underprivileged children in the United States and worldwide. Most of us take for granted the basic necessities of life: food, water, shelter, health, education, and family. But there are millions of children in the world who lack these essential things. DCI's goal is to help provide these necessities to impoverished children throughout the world. At DCI, we have chosen sponsorship as the base program for helping children in developing countries because we have found that sponsorship is the most effective way to provide stable, long-term, ongoing services to the children and the families we serve. DCI also works with the families and communities of its sponsored children to develop sustainable income-generating activities for long-term prosperity.


Average Review 12 reviews

Would you recommend Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI)?

by Juliana F. (2013-03-06 13:20:57.0)
I have volunteered with DCI for a little less than two years. The people involved in this group are welcoming, dedicated and inspirational. I have gained from my work with them a sense of gratification and community that I have yet to experience anywhere else. When I began working with DCI, I fully realized the huge responsibility we all have to help the people in our world whom many of us choose to ignore or forget about. Working with this group is a beneficial way to both fulfill that obligation and to grow as an individual.
by Ashley S. (2013-03-06 09:52:15.0)
I've volunteered regularly with DCI since 2011. Upon meeting with DCI's director & their family, I was blown away at their level of dedication. They are the definition of inspiration. They truly dedicate their daily lives to improving the situation of children living in deplorable conditions. They live & breathe their awareness of the painful reality of these children's lives by keeping themselves immersed in the struggles they face. They have created innovative solutions with DCI that grow stronger each time more hands get involved in the cause. The Sun Child Sponserhip Program is amazing in that it also engages children in schools in the US; initiating awareness & compassion at a young age-what better way to help our world unite than to educate our youth & show them they can help make a difference? I am proud to volunteer with DCI, they are a most admirable organization.
by Saika K. (2011-05-21 16:13:27.0)
Distressed Children and Infants International is an organization crafted by the dreams and aspirations of countless individuals. They work to eliminate poverty in Bangladesh and educate the poor. DCI has provided over a thousand children with access to healthcare and financial support. Their work is valued by many grateful people.
by Daniel N. (2011-05-06 21:10:39.0)
Distressed Children & Infants International is an organization dedicated to making the lives of underprivileged individuals better. This is something I'm proud to be a part of. They seek to accomplish this monumental task by providing these individuals with access to the basic needs many of us take for granted. Many children in third world countries are deprived of an education and forced to work to make a living; for a relatively small amount you can give a child hope and an opportunity to find a place in this world. While my volunteer activities are administrative, DCI has opportunities in many aspects of the organization. If you seek to make a difference, DCI offers opportunities for everyone. Volunteering with them solidifies my belief that together we can make a difference, one step at a time.
by Obaid F. (2011-05-01 08:57:00.0)
DCI is an amazing organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of people all over the world. They are well connected and established especially in India and Bangladesh, and are looking to expand their scope and network. I had a very rewarding experience working with them, and I would encourage everyone to help out with this noble cause.