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Pearl S. Buck International

has transformed the

lives of over 2 million

children, family and

community members


About Us

The Mission of Pearl S. Buck International

Pearl S. Buck International provides opportunities to explore and appreciate other cultures, builds better lives for children around the globe and promotes the legacy of our founder by preserving and interpreting her National Historic Landmark Home.


The legacy of Pearl S. Buck unites nations, societies, communities and individuals with an appreciation for cultural differences and a commitment to service.

We Believe

  • All children should receive education, nutrition and preventive health care to become self-sufficient.
  • All children should grow up with cultural competence to be successful in a global environment.
  • All individuals can improve conditions and resolve problems if they understand and appreciate cultural differences, establish relationships with people from other cultures and build strong alliances with different cultural groups.
  • The Pearl S. Buck House should inspire visitors to embrace and engage in continuing her legacy by making meaningful, lifelong contributions within the community.