Guatemala Children’s Mission is a Florida not-for–profit corporation. It was incorporated in 1992. It is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Guatemala Children’s Mission (GCM) has no paid officers or directors, and does not employ professional fund raisers. Directors pay their own expenses to annual meetings which are held in Guatemala one year, and in Florida the next. On an annual budget of less than $500,000, GCM provides food, clothing, housing and protection for 75 children who live on-site in a loving Christian environment in Chimaltenago, Guatemala. In addition, GCM has established an on-site school, which provides a quality, Christian education to 250 students, consisting of children from the home and children from the impoverished adjacent neighborhood. GCM’s major support comes from individual donors and church groups who have been to the home on short term missionary trips and have observed the work first hand. The home and school operate under the Spanish name “Agua Viva”, which means “living water”.
Financial information for GCM may be obtained from the Florida Division of Consumer Services. To access their website, type: “Florida Division of Consumer Services”, and click on “Gift Giver’s Guide”, and then type in "Guatemala Children’s Mission”.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE WITHIN THE STATE (1-800-435-7352). REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.