FRIENDS OF THE ORPHANS
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85 W. Algonquin Road Suite 395 Arlington Heights IL 60005 USA
Friends of the Orphans is dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned, abandoned and disadvantaged children through our support of the Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for "Our Little Brothers and Sisters") network of orphanages in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Friendship and family. When I was 12 years old, my parents took me to a children's home in Honduras for the first time. I was shocked by the poverty I saw on the drive from the airport and the stark contrast between that suffering and the joy I found at the home. The kids were happy, healthy and extremely friendly. I quickly made friends with many kids my own age and discovered that despite language and cultural differences, we had so much in common. I give because I want to provide those kids with the love and sense of belonging that comes from being part of a family. I give because my friends were not afforded that luxury through the birth lottery but deserve every opportunity that I have been granted.
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This is a great organization since "Friends of the Ortphans" supports the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos Homes for orphaned and abandoned and at risk children in nine countries in the Caribbean and Latin America.
I am a proud product of this extensive and beautiful Family since I grew up and was educated in the first Home of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, founded in 1954 by the Father William B. Wasson. Now I have the honor of being a closed contributor to this network of Homes. I thank everyone who has been a part of this everday growing Family. I am also proud to keep up the work that Father Wasson and so many people started almost 57 years ago. My sincere hope is that this organization will keep on growing to be able to help many, many more children in need.
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I have seen it grow since it's foundation and kew personally the founders.
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I will spread the word more and make it easier for new donors to be able to meet the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (Our Little Brothers) Family and ttheir programs in favour of orphaned and needy children