The mission of Orphan Outreach is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by ministering to orphans around the world through meeting their spiritual, physical, emotional and educational needs.
Who do you serve?
The Hebrew word used for orphan is Yathowm from the root that means lonely and is translated “fatherless”. The Greek word for orphan is orphanos which is translated as comfortless and fatherless. The bible refers to orphans over 40 times and it is stated emphatically that the Lord regards himself as a father to the fatherless and has a special place in His heart for children who are orphaned. James uses caring for orphans as an illustration of what is the essence of pure Christianity.In the Bible children were considered orphaned if they had lost their father. When orphans are mentioned inevitably widows are mentioned as well. The reason for that definition was because men were the financial bedrock of the home. When they died the family was immediately thrown into crisis and most time into poverty. In most cases statistics of orphans in current assessments refer to those children who have lost their mother as in most developing countries the mother is the stability of the home.The current estimate by UNICEF is that there are 163 million orphans worldwide. These are children who have lost one or both parents or for whatever reason are disenfranchised from the home because of abuse, neglect, poverty, war or other issues. Most of these children have not heard the gospel and most have a very bleak future because of their circumstances.Orphan Outreach’s purpose is to minister to those children who are either orphaned or are at risk of being orphaned. One of the criteria of selecting ministry areas is to look at impoverished communities that have a high number of orphan children or children at risk of being orphaned.Our ministries target orphaned and at risk children but we develop Christian schools and other ministries that serve the children in the entire community with a focus on our primary target population.
What countries do you work in?
Orphan Outreach partners with projects in Guatemala, Honduras, India, Kenya, Latvia and Russia. We will continue to add countries and projects with prayerful exploration and as we receive additional financial commitments.
Can I get a receipt for my donations?
Orphan Outreach is a U.S. non-profit, public charity approved by the IRS as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) charitable corporation. Donations can be made payable to Orphan Outreach and you will be provided a with tax-deductible receipts.
How do I make financial contributions?
Checks should be made payable to:Orphan Outreach2001 West Plano Parkway, Suite 3700Plano, Texas 75075
How is my donation used?
Orphan Outreach is committed to keeping administrative costs to a minimum. We have philanthropic donations that cover most of our administration and overhead costs. Money donated to overseas programs will go directly to support the projects that immediately impact the orphans we serve.
I would like to volunteer. How do I do so?
We need volunteers to help with every part of our ministry from hosting backpack drives, traveling on mission trips to helping raise money for our schools and orphanages. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more information on volunteering. Click here to sign up today to be a volunteer.