Unbound is an international nonprofit founded by lay Catholics grounded in the Gospel call to put the needs of the marginalized and vulnerable first. We build relationships of mutual respect and support that bridge cultural, religious and economic divides. We invite all people of goodwill to join us.
Working side by side with people of diverse faith traditions in 20 countries, we bring people together to challenge poverty in new and innovative ways.
We inspire confidence and offer opportunity and encouragement to children and families living on the margins of society. We create practical and trustworthy means for people to help others and nurture human connections that uplift us all.
To learn more go to www.unbound.org.
What We Believe
WE BELIEVE IN STRONG FAMILIES.Unbound sponsorship goes beyond distributing material goods and empowers families to become self-sufficient. Families—those with both parents in the home and those headed by one parent or a guardian—are the pillars of a strong, supportive community.
WE BELIEVE IN THE WISDOM OF MOTHERS.Mothers are often the primary caregivers and know what their families need most to succeed. Our programs are designed in true partnership with the mothers, encouraging them to participate in defining benefits and services for their children.
WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIPS.We provide the opportunity for the sponsor and sponsored friend to make a real connection that gives hope and meaning to both. This connection opens a window between the two worlds and reveals the bonds that tie us together as one human family.
WE BELIEVE IN THE DIGNITY OF ALL HUMAN BEINGS.We recognize the inherent dignity of all human beings. When we create a true exchange of cultures, understanding and love as equals, we are doing more than alleviating material poverty. We are also creating the bonds of lasting peace and unity among people of diverse faiths and backgrounds.
WE BELIEVE IN HOPE.Because the families we serve are active participants in the program and in their own struggle, hope is a powerful gift that can help them overcome tremendous odds. Their courage in the face of poverty brings hope to their sponsors as well.
Our Mission and Values
OUR MISSION IS TO WALK WITH THE POOR AND MARGINALIZED OF THE WORLD.
OUR CORE VALUESTheological Base
We are grounded in the Gospel call to serve the poor.
Integrity and Accountability
Honesty and transparency are necessary to operate an efficient and effective organization.
Dignity of the Person
Recognizing the God-given dignity of each person is essential to sincere, lasting, loving relationships.
A relationship of mutual respect between sponsor and sponsored person is central to Unbound's mission.