Open Hands, Open Hearts

Christmas Fundraiser

Extending life-saving care

to those in deep poverty.

$100,000 in 1 month


Make a difference this holiday season!

Join us today in raising $100,000 for the most vulnerable people in the world - those living in deep poverty. 


Every penny of the $100,000 goes directly toward providing life-saving nutrition for malnourished mothers and their babies, new housing for widows and orphans, and both medical and practical care for HIV-positive women and their families. 

Vineyard DuPage is a small local church based out of Wheaton, IL, and we are partnering with Children’s Relief International to pursue this lofty goal, but we cannot do it on our own. Please join us in making a real difference this holiday season!

Find out more information below about what impact your gift will have and give today!


Tessa Grace Nutrition

Health and wellness program for malnourished babies and their mothers in areas of deep poverty.


Green Door Homes

Not Shacks, but REAL homes for the impoverished (often widows and orphans).  


Project Life

Delivers aid to HIV+/AIDS widows and their families.   Project Life provides fellowship, food, prayer, and medical care to often stigmatized and abandoned HIV-positive women without income to feed their children

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Tessa Grace Nutrition Program

About Tessa Grace

Tessa Grace Nutrition Programs provide nourishment and education to those who need it most: some of our world’s poorest women and children.  In areas of deep poverty, individuals suffer from hunger, illness, and injustice. High infant mortality rates indicate that children are no exception. In parts of Africa and Asia, about one in four babies dies before the age of five (World Health Organization)

Without schooling, those living in deep poverty are unaware of their dietary needs. Undernourished women deliver underweight children. These children never overcome their early disadvantage.  Most of them eat just one meal a day. They struggle to make it through school, let alone perform well in their classes. With empty stomachs, those with HIV cannot digest their medication. So they, and children with disabilities, lag even further behind. Without help, many die before adulthood. 

Tessa Grace Nutrition Programs provide milk, a high-protein nutritional supplement (Miracle-mix), health checks, and consultations to babies.  Women attend classes on hygiene and healthy cooking at our nutrition centers. When mothers and babies graduate from our program, they are healthier and stronger in body and spirit. The education we provide awakens mothers to the hope found in Jesus. 

How will your gift help?

Your giving is what keeps our Tessa Grace Nutrition programs active. Your gifts will pay for the life-saving milk and Miracle-mix we distribute to malnourished moms and infants, as well as the charges of medical professionals and teachers. Because of gifts like yours we have reached hundreds of HIV-positive mothers, widows, orphans, and babies with life-saving aide.

Green Door Homes


About Green Door Homes


In areas of deep poverty, families live in huts or shacks. They battle seasonal downpours, rotting floors, collapsing roofs, and cracks in infrastructure. Rains ruin their belongings. Bacteria growth and viruses leave them ill. Insect bites lead to malaria and other diseases. Without lockable doors, strangers enter with ease. 

CRI's Green Door Housing program does what shacks cannot—provide shelters to families that will last a lifetime.&nbs