Mission: Portion for Orphans exists to fulfill two primary goals:
* Raise public awareness about orphans worldwide
* Improve the quality of care provided to orphans
Raising society's awareness of orphans and the critical problems they experience is the first step towards becoming compassionate to them and acting to solve their problems. Through visits to orphanages around the globe and first-hand interactions with orphans and their caregivers, we heighten our own awareness of the numerous challenges that orphans face each day. Portion for Orphans relies on informational events, public speeches, as well as printed and online publications to distribute alarming information about orphans to individuals and organizations who have the ability to become a part of the solution to their problems.
By partnering with supporters and volunteers, Portion for Orphans strives to improve the lives of orphaned children by meeting their physical, educational, emotional, spiritual, and vocational needs. Face-to-face contact with children at supported orphanages enables Portion for Orphans to accurately assess and prioritize their problems in order to determine their most vital needs. On a case-specific basis, Portion for Orphans volunteers take an active, personal approach to finding solutions and bringing together the resources required to meet the urgent needs of children and orphanages.
Results: 8th Annual Hope Run & Walk Follow-Up
Hope Run & WalkThank you to everyone who participated in or supported the 8th Annual Hope Run & Walk that took place on January 29 in Marshall, Texas! Here is a quick summary of the event:
* 257 Participants
* Over 40 AMAZING volunteers!!!
* Sunny and 70º in January!
* Overall winners were: Jonathan Tijerina (17:22) and Natalie Bach (22:05). That’s a new course record for the guys!
* Results of the 118 runners are posted at hoperun.org
* Here’s a link to some pictures of the event!
* $5,138.25 was raised on race day, followed by additional donations after the event!!!
* 100% of these funds will benefit the children at organizations profiled below:
Mercy International (Thailand)
New Life Home Trust (Kenya)
Target demographics: Currently focuses on orphans in China, Thailand, India and Nepal.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 3 organizations
Programs: New hope foundationfunded hospital bills, vaccinations, paid for formula and diapers.
mercy international foundationpurchased food and covered school fees for dozens of orphans.
I have seen the conditions of orphanages in the places PFO donates to, and if you donate to the state-run orphanages, the orphans are not impacted as the money never gets to them.
However, PFO donates to non-profit organizations that are NOT state-funded, and the children see every penny of that money.
The integrity of the leadership in PFO is second to none.
The impact of PFO is life to those on the verge of death; children who need simple surgeries are able to have those surgeries because of this organization.