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Children Uniting Nations is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization with Federal Taxpayer Identification Number #95-475323.

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Founded to protect the children who have no voice, whose fragile lives are being abused and lost by the millions due to uncertainties out of their control.

Your donation and/or sponsorship will help us to recruit, pre-screen and match mentors with children in Southern California communities. Furthermore, your support will help Children Uniting Nations advocate, on a national level, for improved educational instruction and health care for foster children living in-and- out of home care.

Children Uniting Nations is a proactive non-profit organization dedicated to reshaping the lives of at-risk and foster youth through positive mentoring and academic advocacy.

Children Uniting Nations is a registered non-profit organization that relies on donations from individuals, corporations, and foun- dations for its programs. We greatly appreciate donations of all amounts and ask you to consider the following:

Suggested Donations/Levels of Giving:

  • $100,000 sponsors a partnership with a new Children Uniting Nations and LAUSD school
  • $35,000 sustains one school partnership for one year
  • $10,000 sponsors a Mental Health training program for teachers, foster families, and mentors at one LAUSD school
  • $2,500 sustains one mentor/mentee match for one year
  • $1,000 enables one mentor/mentee match
  • $500.00 a year of school supplies
  • $250.00 pays for mentor training materials
  • $100.00 sponsors one foster child to have a day of fun, food, rides, and entertainment with their mentor on Sunday, November 13, 2013 at the 13th Annual Day of the Child - Los Angeles
  • $25 pays for one back-pack of school sup- plies for one child

Pioneered in Los Angeles in 1999 by our Founder and Chair, Daphna Ziman, our mission is to create loving, tolerant, and capable world citizens. We are dedicated to help children find their way to fulfill their dreams. Sadly, children are the main victims of adult difficulties-whether it's financial or political problems, war, lack of education, malnutrition, or carelessness. We must break the cycle and help EVERY child find a way out of cruelty, neglect and anger and strengthen our leaders of the next generations. We have the ability to make the change now and create compassionate and loving children for the future.

Corporate Giving Society:

The Corporate Partners Society of Children Uniting Nations recognizes corporate donors who make annual unrestricted gifts of $1,000 or more annually to the Children Uniting Nations Annual Fund. Society membership offers a variety of benefits including recognition in Children Uniting Nations newsletters and invitations to exclusive special receptions and events, along with acknowledgement on our website. Your philanthropic support for Children Uniting Nations makes you part of a special community of donors who share your dedication to helping at-risk underprivileged inner city foster youth. As a member of The Corporate Partners Society, you will be part of a vital support system for Children Uniting Nations vital humanitarian work in the foster care community. Through your vision and generosity, you will be an inspiration to others. We hope you will consider joining us.


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Donate By Phone

Please call our Excecutive Director at (323) 452-4962.

Donate By Fax

  1. Download Donation Form
  2. Fax to our Finance Department at 323-944-0800.

Donate By Mail

  1. Download the Donation Form
  2. Mail to:

                          Finance Department

                          Children Uniting Nations

                          6380 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 1606

                          Los Angeles, CA 90048

Donate Stock or Mutual Funds

Please call our Finance Department at 323-944-0500 to facilitate a transfer.

Donate In-kind Products

Children Uniting Nations  whole-heartedly welcomes your in-kind donations. Items such as school supplies, educational toys, gift cards valued at $25 dollars or higher, event tickets of any kind (movies, sports, concerts, etc.), electronics (CD players, IPOD's, MP3 Players etc.) that promote preparedness, give incentive and show appreciation for positive educational outcomes from our foster youth. Additionally, Children Uniting Nations appreciates any special event related in-kind support and or services such as: food, beverage, supplies, t-shirts, hats, giveaways, entertainment etc. We advise you call before making your generous donation.

Please call (323) 452-4962 to donate in-kind products.

Give a Child Hope With Just 50 Cents a Day!

Children Uniting Nations provides mentors to LA’s hardest-to-serve at-risk and foster youth populations—those who are in jeopardy of dropping out of school, lack positive role models in their lives, were gang-affiliated, are low-income and/or homeless, are parenting youth, are on probation or parole, and/or are foster or emancipated youth.  This is an extremely challenging youth population in South Los Angeles in some of the poorest communities in LA where nearly 50% of persons are below the poverty line. By making a tax-deductible monthly donation of just $15 or more to Children Uniting Nations today in the box that says make this a recurring donation, you can provide these children with:


  • Back-packs of school supplies
  • Mentor training materials
  • And much more

Have a question? Would you prefer to make your gift over the phone? Call us anytime to do so at 1.323.452.4962.

Planned Giving

Planned giving can be facilitated in a variety of ways such as: will, trust, bequest or insurance designation. Please seek guidance from your financial advisor.

Thank You For Supporting Children Uniting Nations!

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There are several ways to support Children Uniting Nations in addition to monetary donations:


Ralphs Community Contribution Program

Now you can partner with Ralphs and contribute to Children Uniting Nation’s every time you shop!

At no additional cost to you, Ralphs will make a donation to Children Uniting Nations based on the total sale of your grocery bill.  Ralphs is standing by their commitment to help our communities grow and prosper with a donation of up to $3,000,000 to non-profit organizations this year.

How it works:

Individual purchases will begin counting towards Children Uniting Nations within 72 hours of registering your individual Ralphs Rewards Cards online.  Every time you shop for groceries and swipe your card, Children Uniting Nations automatically starts earning a rebate.

Monthly qualifying purchases per household will earn:

  • Up to $200: 1%
  • Between $200.01 and $350: 2%
  • Between $350.01 and $500:  3%
  • Over $500: 4%   

What you need to enroll:

Register your Ralphs Reward Card online.  If you do not have access to the online sign-up method, please call 1-800-443-4438. Once registered, you may sign in at Community Contribution website. Be sure to list Children Uniting Nations as your selected organization:

  • Organization Name: Children Uniting Nations
  • Organization Number: 91455

That’s it! You will now be helping Children Uniting Nations’ cause to improve the lives of at-risk and foster youth through positive mentoring and academic advocacy – through your normal shopping habits! 


Support CUN & Donate Your Old Cell Phones!

We have partnered with Charitable Recycling, an organization that collects old cell phones/laptops/mp3 players/GPS units, etc in exchange for monetary donations to your charity. For every cell phone donated Children Uniting Nations will receive $1.00. Spread the word to anyone who may be cluttered with old cell phones - they will thank you!! Download a shipping label. Postage within the United States is free. The program accepts up-to-date and working cell phones only. Please be sure to deactivate your phone before you mail it in.


On behalf of the entire organization, we sincerely appreciate your participation in these programs.

Children Uniting Nations is most grateful to our generous sponsors who make our programs possible. Because of Corporate Partners, we are able to enrich the lives of foster children with hope and positive direction.


Children Uniting Nations would also like to thank our former sponsors:

  • American Express
  • Ameriquest Capital Corp
  • Arden Realty
  • Beverly Hills Escrow
  • Cal Western Emergency Group
  • Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil and Shapiro
  • Coldwell Banker
  • Diagnostic Products Corporation
  • DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP
  • E! Entertainment
  • Entertainment Industry Foundation
  • Guess? Inc
  • IBM
  • Institute of Business and Culture
  • Jet Blue
  • Jewish Federation
  • Katell Properties
  • Klein Financial Corp
  • Mannis & Phillips
  • Map Marketing and Incentives
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Merrill Lynch
  • MTP Investment Group
  • PepsiCo
  • Shamrock Holdings Inc.
  • Shappel Industries
  • The Ezralow Company
  • The Michael Swieg Foundation
  • Turnbery Pavillion Partners
  • Wells Fargo
  • Westfield Corporation Inc.
  • William Morris

Children Uniting Nations invites you to take part in a life changing experience.

We are delighted to offer you the opportunity to be a part of Children Uniting Nations initiatives, supporting programs and services for at-risk and foster youth. Children Uniting Nations events and programs have local, state and national reach and assist children from coast to coast. Through your sponsorship you can benefit in the following ways:

  • Generate brand awareness
  • Showcase product and/or services
  • A unique networking opportunity
  • Invite your clients to high-profile events
  • Encourage and strengthen education in the community
  • Introduce your employees to goodwill opportunities
  • Demonstrate community responsibility
  • Strengthen relationships in diverse communities
  • Support key issues facing our children at-risk


These are just a few opportunities for your consideration. We welcome any additional concepts that may maximize mutual strategies.


Sponsor an Academic Mentoring Center

Children Uniting Nations' Academic Mentoring Program uses select effective approaches to provide students with additional classroom support while also building self-esteem, life skills, and confidence. This program has had a positive effect on children since its inception in May 2005 through the funding of the Community Development Block Grant. Additionally, the program has grown with the assistance of the Department of Education, California Endowment, Gilbert Foundation, Kaplan Foundation, Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation and Weingart Foundation among others. We are grateful to all of our sponsors for helping Children Uniting Nations move forward.  Please call our office for more information on sponsoring an Academic Mentoring Center at 323-944-0500.


Sponsor an Event

Children Uniting Nations remains active year round leveraging special events and conferences to continue our momentum and aid foster and at-risk youth .  We rely heavily on our sponsors to substantiate our efforts.  Visit our Events page to learn more about opportunities that need your support.



Children Uniting Nations is a registered non-profit organization that relies on donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations for its programs.  We greatly appreciate donations of all amounts.  Click here for more information.


Contact Children Uniting Nations at 323.944.0500 if you would like more information on becoming a sponsor and we will respond as soon as possible.

Children Uniting Nations invites you to take part in a life changing experience.

How You Can Help

Support from individuals like yourself will help fulfill the need for our challenged foster and at-risk youth to have a constant, responsible, caring adult in their lives - a mentor.

We are sincerely grateful of your efforts and consider all contributions generous and greatly cherished.  Children Uniting Nations budgets are carefully scrutinized and audited. Your financial support takes us one step closer towards our goal to positively impact the lives of our youth today and tomorrow.

You can be part of furthering the future of our youth.

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Community Giving

the results are clear More

  • 59% of mentored teens get better grades
  • 81% of teens feel that talking with adults helps reduce teen pregnancy
  • 53% of students credit mentors with improving their ability to avoid drugs
  • 27% of mentored youth are less likely to begin using alcohol
  • 52% of mentored students are less likely to skip school

Children Uniting Nations  •  6380 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1606  •  Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (323) 452-4962  •  Fax: (323) 944-0800

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