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ChildFund International Marks 75th Anniversary

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Richmond-based organization ChildFund International is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Started in 1938 by a Presbyterian minister, ChildFund now supports 18.1 million children in 30 countries, including the U.S.

The organization is promoted by a familiar face, television star Sally Struthers. Her message is simple.

For 70 cents a day - or the cost of a cup of coffee in the 1980s - you could help feed and clothe a child in developing countries.

Once known as the Christian Children's Fund, the name changed to ChildFund International when it merged with sister organizations in 2009.

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