Orphans Tree Inc
Rating: 5 stars 18 18 reviews 360
PO Box 62904 Colorado Springs CO 80962 USA
Bringing the benefits of family and God's hope to Russian orphans when they are most alone.
Orphans who have aged out of orphanages
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Life skills training and mentoring. Orphan’s Tree provides steady support to Russian orphans, ending multigenerational cycles of isolation, poverty and orphanhood.
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I have traveled to Russia each year for the last 16 years with the leadership of Orphans Tree and it has been an extraordinarily positive experience! All of our trips have been well planned and carried out in a very professional manner. Lives have been changed forever including the orphans we serve, the Russian staff we work with and all of the Americans with whom we have traveled. If you want to get involved in an organization the makes a wonderfully positive difference in this world, then Orphans Tree is a great place to invest your time, money, and prayers.
For the past 25 years, Orphan's Tree has been focused on older adult orphan care in Russia. My husband and I have been involved with this ministry for the last 16 years. This year, 10 people from Tulsa OK traveled to rural Russia to establish a sheep farm and fiber arts /wool mill with the intent to help older adult orphans become more sustainable. Like you, we have many choices as to where and how to invest our time, energy and money. This organization has stayed true to their calling. Under the able leadership of George Steiner, Orphan's Tree has the integrity, faith and love to address the needs of this special group of people..."orphans". We are blessed to be a part of Orphan's Tree and its mission!
I am very happy to have association with the Orphan's Tree organization. I have made many trips to Russia with another organization & I feel that all those trips lead up to the fantastic experience I had with Orphan's Tree. The ministry they provide for the people I have come to love so dearly is wonderful. The staff has a heart for those they serve & the recipients cannot help but be blessed in ways they would never have expected. I look forward to future trips with Orphan's Tree. My only disappointment is that I do not have the resources to participate in a bigger way.
Orphans Tree Inc does an exemplary job of reaching out to orphans in Russia in their time of need. The programs they have implement to help men and women transition to life outside the Orphanage demonstrate their knowledge of the needs and love that they have for the people they serve. This example of Christ's love is inspiring! Also, the staff's understanding of short term mission trips makes the experience life changing. Please consider supporting and going on a trip with them.
Orphans Tree is a truly amazing nonprofit. It focuses on and invests in people as complex individuals as opposed to people as members of communities with generalized needs. While in Russia, I was able to connect with orphans and engage them in activities that helped them understand their worth and see what a community of love looks like. Orphans Tree goes beyond what is called "voluntourism" and really helps to change lives and build relationships that will last a lifetime. The environment Orphans Tree creates as a place for personal growth and investing in others is unmatched by any other organization I have encountered. I thoroughly enjoyed volunteering with this organization and look forward to doing so again soon.
I first traveled to Russia in 2008. Since then I have made a total of 7 trips, 6 of them under the banner of Orphan's Tree. Working with Orphan's Tree is one of the greatest joys of my life. The heart of this organization is pouring into the amazing people of Russia and supporting them emotionally, physically and spiritually. I have great confidence in Orphan's Tree and our ability to collectively as volunteers, staff and nationals provide hope, joy, peace and laughter to the lives of our brothers and sisters in Russia.
I have been on two trips with orphans tree and the work they do is amazing. I'm incredibly blessed to be able to contribute a small amount to this organization.
So exciting to watch all the creative ways Orphan's Tree is helping and serving older orphans. They are a ministry with a heart to serve, care for and equip those who are struggling to find their way. I feel honored to serve such a wonderful ministry and nonprofit!!
Orphan’s Tree is led and staffed by people who have a genuine heart of love and compassion for the older orphans in Russia. I have observed them creatively serving and diligently praying over this often-overlooked population. I had an opportunity to travel to Russia this year with Orphan’s Tree and saw first-hand the impact of this ministry. I was touched by the number of young people who have found - through Orphan’s Tree - a place of belonging and an oasis of hope in otherwise bleak circumstances. Our family gladly gives to Orphan’s Tree because we know now the desperate need in Russia and we implicitly trust Orphan’s Tree’s leadership to use our donations to make a difference.
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Orphan's Tree ministers to orphan children and young adults in Russia in many creative and innovative ways. They care about and minister to the whole person - spiritual, emotional, physical, social, and mental. They minister to children in orphanages, but they also follow through and help them integrate into Russian society when they become teenagers and must leave the shelter of the orphanage. Orphan's Tree also enables churches to get involved, and some very significant life-change occurs within the hearts of team members when they come face to face with orphans in Russia. Team members usually return home sensing that they have received far more than they ever gave. Orphan's Tree also provides opportunities for Russians to get involved in the ministry, and these Russian young adults frequently find their hearts being changed as well. Orphan's Tree is a wonderful ministry, and it is making a difference in many lives!
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