In addition to a new home with loving parents, orphans often need
basic survival provisions, medication, food, clothing, blankets, housing and
protection from dangers and abuse.
Many children are orphaned often due to extreme poverty, political strife, abuse
and regional disasters. The fortunate ones may live in care centers or
orphanages; many others try to survive by begging or prostituting themselves in
the streets. In cases of disaster, orphans may live in tents or temporary shelters with
minimal subsistence. You can give money, materials from your
business or collections, or items that you purchase.
Below the list of Needed Gifts, the Giving Resources will help you distribute
your gifts to the intended recipients. Your local phone book lists many
charities and you can also use the new
search tool for charities in a particular city or ZIP code. Check with
the Giving Resource or charity to make sure that they can accept and distribute
material or in-kind gifts. Even if the item is listed on a wish list, it's
best to communicate with the organization in advance of shipping any donated
Many orphans need medication to help them survive day by
day. Some have serious illnesses and are
in critical need of medical care, medication and treatment for illnesses
often caused by years of neglect or abuse. If you or your business can contribute medication, this
will be much appreciated.
In various parts of the world, many orphans survive by begging for
live in care centers with minimal subsistence. Unfortunately, they
often live in places where opportunities for earning living
wages are hard to find. This problem occurs in the United States and
many parts of the world, especially in the developing nations.
Good clothing is important to orphaned children to protect them from the
elements and to help them feel socially acceptable. People who are too poor to afford housing need clothing for themselves
and their children. Your local charity specializing in helping
orphans and homeless people
will advise you on specific items in need.
Orphaned children are unable to work or earn a decent living. They need
your help. In addition to medication, food and clothing, as
mentioned above, they need personal care, volunteer services,
housing, items for personal comfort such as
books, and other items.
Toiletries, toothpaste, soap,
underwear and clean
socks are items needed in temporary
shelters, orphanages and in the street.
Some orphans are in need of
electronic devices, such as
laptop computers to help them with their education.
In addition, many of the helping organizations list office supplies, such as
printers and other electronic devices, on their donation wish
lists. Several wish lists are provided in the Giving Resources websites listed
For children living in orphanages or temporary shelters, a few
toys may help
to brighten the day. Children need toys to help them get through
the day, to exercise and to learn. Whether they play with
electronic gadgets, children are less likely to get in trouble or pick on
their siblings when they're having fun. The need to play and keep busy
is important for children, not just during the holiday season, but every
week of the year. For practical considerations, toys should be low
maintenance, safe and small. Educational toys are a plus, especially
if they're low-maintenance and selected for the right age group, language
and cultural context.
Children's books in appropriate languages may also be welcomed in temporary shelters
Material charitable donations or gifts in kind include food, clothing,
books, pencils, chalk, multimedia materials (e.g. TV, computer related
resources, stereo, video player, etc.), car, bus and all other tangible,
non-financial donations. These can be mailed to Bethel Orphanage’s address,
or if possible, can be brought in person when visiting Bethel. Bethel
Orphanage, a home to orphan children in Kafue, Zambia, is a charitable
organization among Christian charities caring for orphans. AIDS in Africa
has increased the burdens of child charity organizations like Bethel
Orphanage that help children orphaned from poor families. Orphanages have a
challenge of keeping up with the growing numbers of orphans.
If you enjoy and have fun working with young children and would like to help create a better living situation
for these children many of whom live below the poverty level, then volunteer in South African orphanage and
support disadvantaged children and communities where they live. Volunteering in South Africa orphanage involves
in various activities such as reading stories, performing puppet shows, caring for and playing with the children.
You will also teach basic conversational English and help with homework. Volunteers support recreational and
artistic activities with the objective of entertaining learning and help is needed with organizing and developing
sports activities for the children. Volunteers help in the kitchen serving lunch in the dining room and assist
with location-specific duties like routine maintenance, construction, etc.
Feed The Children accepts donations for a variety of products.
However, to assist the needs of those we help, we are currently in
particular need of truckloads of specific products. Feed The Children
is a Christian, international, nonprofit relief organization with
headquarters in Oklahoma City, Okla., that delivers food, medicine, clothing
and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these
essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natural disaster. During our
25-year history, Feed The Children has created and developed one of the
world's largest private organizations dedicated to feeding hungry people.
Last year, Feed The Children shipped 146 million pounds of food and other
essentials to children and families in all 50 states and in 57 foreign
countries. Feed The Children supplemented 1,040,710 meals a day, worldwide.
We care for orphaned and abandoned children in Latin America and the Caribbean since 1954.
Over 18,000 children have grown up in our loving, secure environment. NPH has been in Haiti
for 27 years, addressing the social and healthcare needs of the poorest of the poor,
raising children in a loving environment and creating future leaders. NPH Haiti's post
earthquake programs include neonatology, maternity, cholera and the Father Wasson's Angels
of Light (FWAL) home for vulnerable children. Expanded programs include the Don Bosco
Higher Education program, St. Germaine and Gabriel school and rehabilitation and our flagship St. Helene home.
Each year Hopegivers makes tremendous progress in reaching our goals.
Our key goals for 2006 include the rescue of one million abandoned children
from the streets of India and Africa. In 2005, we rescued 8,700 and expect
the number to reach 12,000 or more in 2006 as new Hopegivers join us. While
Hopegivers is a faith-based non-profit organization, it does not
discriminate in anyway - either in program services or staff-hiring. All in
need are welcome. Aid is provided regardless of whether the needy share a
common faith with us. Hopegivers was founded in an area of India marked by
centuries of caste segregation and ongoing communal violence. Much of this
is based on caste taboos, idolatry, religious prejudice and superstition.
Most of the new countries where Hopegivers is being invited have similar
histories of communal hatred and violence. Hopegivers is an international
group of believers who have bonded together in a non-profit organization
that is both non-governmental (NGO) and a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt Non-profit
Organization (NPO). Our president is Dr. Samuel Thomas, the son of our
founder, Bishop M.A. Thomas of Kota, Rajasthan, India.
In order to help you maximize your giving, Hope's Heart, through our
Servant Christian Community Foundation (SCCF), has the capacity to
receive gifts of the specified non-cash nature. Hope's Heart Orphan
Foundation was founded in December 2004 out of the directors' desire to make
a lasting impact on the lives of children growing up in Chinese orphanages.
After becoming aware of the plight of orphans in China and throughout the
world, Heather decided to pursue a degree in Social Work. Her desire is to
assist in the facilitation of international adoptions, while making a
difference in the lives of orphans waiting for their forever families and
those who may never be adopted. After returning from China, Heather
Williams and her parents established Hope's Heart Orphan Foundation to
assist in funding projects that enhance the lives of orphans in China. They
look forward to the day when the foundation will be able to assist in
projects in other countries as well.
Lifeline of Hope invites businesses, individuals and organizations to
consider investing in the lives of the orphan children of the world by
donating Gifts in Kind to Lifeline of Hope. We gladly accept any new
product in good condition that could be used to better the lives of the
children, such as: Personal Hygiene products, children's clothing,
(including gloves, hats, boots, dresses, pants, shirts, underclothing,
tights, socks, etc.), vegetable seeds, gardening tools, hand tools for
woodworking, sewing supplies, tractors, tillers, vitamins, diapers, non
prescription / non-narcotic medications such as (aspirin, cold medicines,
antibiotic creams and topical ointments) Medical supplies such as band-aids,
gauze, tape, scissors, etc., quilts, sheets, pillows, etc. Lifeline of
Hope operates from Headquarters in Kalispell, Montana as well as our Russian
Headquarters in Khabarovsk with facilitators in Uganda, India, Pakistan, and
You can mail new or used children's clothing to the following postal
address: Post box 5886 Perm 614077, Russia. Shoes, jeans, shirts,
socks, hats, gloves and scarves are always especially appreciated. Medical
supplies like band aids, vitamins, disinfectants, anti-lice shampoo, cough
syrup and fever relief are also needed. However, please avoid sending
medicines which might cause customs problems. Thank you! Love's Bridge is a
US public charity based in Beaverton, Oregon. Love's Bridge non-profit
activities are focused on improving life for street children and orphans in
Russia. Love's Bridge works in cooperation with the charitable fund "Zashita".
Projects "Children Without a Home", "A Step Towards Home" and "ACT" are run
jointly by these organizations.
“Linking Resources with Needs” Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc. (NCM,
Inc.) was created so people can respond to the immediate physical needs of
economically disadvantaged individuals and communities around the world. NCM,
Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization founded in 1990 in the State of
Missouri, and encompasses the activities of Nazarene Disaster Response (NDR)
and Nazarene Health Care Ministries (NHCM). One child dies every 7 seconds
from hunger-related causes. One child loses a parent to AIDS every 14
seconds. 1.1 billion people live without safe water. Yet, there is hope.
Your gifts to NCM can extend the transforming love of Jesus to men, women,
and children all around the world.
When donating toys, stuffed animals etc. for the Romanian orphans please
consider sending $30 (tax deductible) in an envelope with your gift to help
pay for shipping to Romania. Thank you, for your donation. Operation Help
the Children (OHTC) was established and incorporated on July 1st, 1999 as a
501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization located in West Grove, PA
U.S.A.. Our focus is on Romanian children and we are committed to support
the needs of orphanages, children's hospitals and homeless and abandoned
children in Romania.
On October 19, 2005 volunteers, US Senators and Congressmen and their
staffers prepared 2,500 Care Packages going out to America 's college bound
foster youth! It was a day long celebration focusing on education and career
opportunity for these wonderful young people. In 1981, the late Joseph
Rivers, a former foster youth from the Syracuse area, started the
Orphan Foundation of America (OFA). His
goal was simple--help orphans and foster youth as they transition from
foster care to young adulthood, with particular emphasis on helping these
young men and women attend college and vocational school.
Orphans in Ukraine greatly needed clothes, shoes, toiletries, toys and
more. You can help us by collecting and shipping boxes of supplies.
Mobilize your friends to help these needy kids! We currently have ten
staff in the Ukraine, and twelve in Myanmar. Steve Cassidy serves full time
as the President of Orphan's Hope. We have a network of volunteers to whom
we are very grateful, in addition to some great companies who generously
assist us with their services and resources. Orphan's Hope is a
not-for-profit organization recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code.
Could your company support us in the run-up to WOW with practical gifts
in kind? SOS Children looks after children who have lost their family
through war, disease, famine and poverty. We give them a home and a family.
We care for street children, AIDS orphans, child soldiers, child-headed
families and vulnerable children through our outreach projects. HIV/AIDS,
war, famine and poverty take parents and siblings from children, leaving
them with nothing and no-one. This is the UK charity of SOS Children, the
world's largest "orphan and abandoned children" charity. Supported by
sponsors worldwide, our children's charity provides a home (in amazing
Children's Villages) for around 50,000 children in over 125 countries and
helps half a million more through projects around the world, including AIDS
orphans, street children and tsunami orphans.
TGCF welcomes in kind gifts and services in all three programs:
The Grace Children's Foundation concentrates on providing in-kind assistance
for China's orphans in three areas of need: education, medical and surgical
care and humanitarian aid. To this end the Foundation solicits funding,
donated goods and services, both domestically and internationally, from
corporations, foundations and individuals.
To benefit orphaned and abandoned Jewish children of Tikva Children's
Home in Odessa, Ukraine we are seeking donations of new and unused
children's clothing, boots, scarves, hats and gloves, baby care items,
toiletries and bath goods, slippers, socks and school supplies. Over
200 children, ages newborn to 18 need your help! Tikva provides vital
services to the Jewish children and the entire Jewish community of Odessa,
Ukraine. As a gift-supported, not-for-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt
organization, Tikva relies on contributions from generous and caring
individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies to support
This site was first inspired by the plight of Jewish children living in
the former Soviet Union. Since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991,
and especially since the 1998 economic disasters in the region, conditions
for orphaned, abandoned, and neglected Jewish children have become
increasingly desperate. While adults are now generally free to leave these
countries, children (without relatives to take them or family members
abroad) are not. Several organizations run a handful of orphanages and
children's homes in the former Soviet Union. The site is entirely run
by volunteers, and does not accept donations. If you wish to make a
donation, please contact one of the
organizations listed on this site.