Support Orphan's Promise

Orphan's Promise helps the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of orphans. They are a ministry of the Christian organization Operation Blessing and they provide:

  • orphan and adoption advocacy
  • academic opportunities
  • life training skills
  • career placement
  • mentoring
  • health programs
  • food and vitamins
  • clothing
  • after-school programs

Start an Orphan Ministry at Your Church

Family Life’s Hope for Orphans has resources to help your church establish an orphans ministry. They have a goal to help 1000 churches do this by the year 2010. Here are some orphan ministry ideas that your church may want to get involved in:

  • pray for orphans waiting to be adopted
  • start an adoption assistance fund
  • provide financial support and humanitarian aid to an orphanage
  • have fund raisers to support Christian orphan organizations
  • make and send items to orphans
  • hold an orphan gift fair
  • have a baby shower to collect items for orphans
  • recruit adoptive families
  • hold adoption workshops
  • get involved in the foster care system and mentoring
  • support pregnancy care centers
  • take members on mission trips to orphanages
  • sponsor an orphan and raise money for orphans in the children’s church

Form an Orphan Prayer Group

Pray for orphans, waiting children, those who are caring for orphans, and families who want to adopt. Your group may also want to sponsor and write to an orphan.

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Donate Gifts to Lifeline of Hope

Lifeline of Hope invites businesses, church groups, organizations, and individuals to donate gifts in kind to help orphans.

They accept new items such as:

  • children’s clothing and winter items
  • personal hygiene products
  • vegetable seeds and gardening tools
  • woodworking hand tools
  • sewing supplies
  • vitamins and OTC medicines (like acetaminophen, cold pills, topical ointments)
  • medical supplies (like band-aids, gauze, tape, scissors)
  • bedding (like quilts, sheets, blankets, pillows)
  • diapers

You can send your donated items to:

Gifts in Kind
Lifeline of Hope
135 Kelly Road
Kalispell, MT 59901

All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. (Please provide Lifeline of Hope with a statement declaring the value of your donation.)

Donate Your Car for God's Kids

You can donate your old car to help orphans. The Christian organization, God’s Kids, works with Car Program LLC. They will pick-up your vehicle donation at no cost to you. They handle the title transfer requirements and provide you with a tax deductible donation receipt. You can call them at 1-800-237-5714 and make sure to tell them you want the donation to go to God’s Kids.

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Your Church Can Sponsor an Orphanage

Through Warm Blankets Orphan Care you can help sponsor a church orphan home in Africa, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, or Thailand. Your church can pay a portion of the orphan home’s monthly expenses, or it can sponsor the entire orphanage.

Volunteer for an Orphan Ministry

Bethany Christian Services is a Christian adoption and family services agency. There are 75 offices through out the United States. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • help at fund raisers
  • clerical work
  • get baby items donated
  • mentor a foster child
  • transport children to appointments
The Global Aid Network Warehouse in Lancaster, PA welcomes volunteers to come sort, pack, and help ship donated items to orphans. They have special work projects planned during the year. You can register at their website to receive information about upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Your Local Adoption Agency may need help with the following:

  • clerical work
  • computer and website work
  • drive birth parents to appointments
  • community outreach and information distributor
  • volunteer to help at fund raising events
  • counseling

Knit for Orphans

Use your knitting or crocheting skills to help orphans.

Lifeline of Hope is a Christian organization that currently supports over 17,000 orphans through financial donations and donated gifts. You can knit warm items like blankets, hats or mittens and send them to:

Gifts in Kind
Lifeline of Hope
135 Kelly Road
Kalispell, MT, 59901

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Adoption DVD Workshop for Churches

The Christian ministry, Family Life Today, now offers it's adoption workshop on DVDs that you can show in your church.

The If You Were Mine Adoption Workshop investigates adoption from a biblical and practical perspective. You can us it for small groups, a one-day event, or for individual families.

This DVD workshop costs $99 and includes - live workshop footage, interviews, video vignettes, and written materials. In this resource you’ll find:
  • Seven DVD sessions that explain and help prepare you for your adoption journey
  • One Leader’s Guide
  • One Participant’s Workbook
  • One CD-ROM packed with promotional material — video trailer, posters, flyers, and more