Children Helping Children Intl (CHCI) was founded in 2009 by Tatiana Zunshine, a former dissident and human rights activist born and raised in the former Soviet Union.

Headquartered in San Diego, CA, CHCI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to involve American children in helping underprivileged children around the world.


  • Educate American children about the plight of children worldwide, orphaned by wars, disease and poor economic conditions;
  • Enrich the lives of American children by involving them in helping underprivileged children around the world;
  • Provide humanitarian help to orphaned children worldwide by supplying them with fleece blankets, handmade by American children, as a part of our international “Blankids” campaign;
  • Create an awareness among orphaned children that they are not alone; that there are other children in the world who care about them, and that their American peers will not forget them.

We have recently expanded our mission to helping American children living in homeless shelters, as well as children arriving to the United States as refugees from Syria and other war stricken nations.