Tag Archives: CFCA

Providing hope to children, aging for 35 years

It’s been 35 years since Bob Hentzen, his brothers Bud and Jim, their sister Nadine Pearce and friend Jerry Tolle used their Christmas card lists to raise awareness of children and families in need in Central and South America.

Woman works to empower other women, breaking poverty’s chains

There’s a lot of talk these days about empowerment and micro- finance lending, especially for women with children in poverty.

The future of Christian Foundation for Children and Aging is Unbound

Shortly before his unexpected death in October 2013, Bob Hentzen, co-founder, president and CEO of Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, released a video announcing a name change for the largest non-profit organization in Kansas.

Bob Hentzen, founder of Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, dies at 77

Bob Hentzen was a walker, walking as the poor and marginalized walk, to work, to play and to worship.

Documentary showcases perseverance, success of Filipino teenagers in volatile area

Here’s a question. What do you get when you take 13 teenagers growing up in the Philippines, add a mix of faith traditions, toss in poverty, the stress of daily life in an area fraught with tension

Sponsoring children,teenager with disabilities a life-changing experience

For more than two decades, Catholics across the country have seen and heard speakers from Christian Foundation for Children and Aging talk about sponsoring children in poor areas of the world.

CFCA reaches $1 billion in aid distribution

The Christian Foundation for Children and Aging was founded in 1981 in Kansas City, Mo., as a grassroots organization to help support children and the elderly living in poverty in developing countries.

Village women empowered to provide others with potable water

By Marty Denzer Catholic Key Reporter KANSAS CITY, Kan. — “Water, water every where, nor any drop to drink.” The well-known quote from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner exemplifies the situation more than 800 million people in the world face daily: no access to potable water. Potable water is of sufficiently high […]

November 26, 2020
The Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph