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I Was Happy Because We Did Not Die

Jacmel, Haiti. As I sit in the front yard of the orphanage we founded in 2002, surrounded by our twelve laughing children, combing my strange hair, touching my funny legs, comparing their tiny hands to my giant ones, I wonder how I can quantify the electric pulses of love flowing from these kids? How do […]

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A Special Project – Orphaned Kids Raising Orphaned Cats

New York, N.Y.  Much like the cats that have touched my own life, abandoned cats around the world are doing the same everyday for hundreds of orphaned children.  Our children at Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) value the company their cats bring and appreciate their different characteristics. They learn that cats are not all the same. Above […]

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Essay: The Worst Orphanage I Have Witnessed

Jacmel, Haiti.  Two nuns greeted us. They were old and tired, and seemed quite bitter. They welcomed us into the home, which had a porch wrapping around a central room. The porch was dark, dank, and full of rusty bunk beds with no mattresses. The nuns explained that the children wet the beds so frequently […]

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Embracing Family Care For Orphans

New York, N.Y.  Ten years ago I envisioned helping orphans in the developing world by building small homes and hiring houseparents. It seemed obvious that the key to proper care for orphaned children was a strong substitute family. So I put my money where my mouth was and founded Orphans International (OI). I’ve learned since then that […]

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Mother Teresa’s Home for Children in Jacmel, Haiti

Jacmel, Haiti.  My internal warning alarm was going off. “Shouldn’t I wear a mask or something?” I asked myself. I had been trained at Bellevue Hospital in New York as a volunteer to visit patients with AIDS and I knew that when a patient was highly contagious, the volunteers were supposed to wear masks and […]

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Airlines Applauded as Our Tsunami Docs Return from New Orleans

New Orleans, LA.  Orphans International Worldwide’s Indonesian “Tsunami Docs,” wearing traditional Moslem head covering, were present as they passed through New York to return to Jakarta after volunteering in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.  The United Nations Singers performed, and diplomats spoke from a variety of countries. The airlines that have assisted Orphans International Worldwide […]

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Italy Hosts Child Soldiers Symposium with U.N.

New York, N.Y.  The obscene issue of child soldiers is being discussed this week at an international symposium in Rome.  The Italian government is hosting this important symposium, “Children and Young People Affected by Armed Conflict: Learn, Understand, Act.”  This meeting is in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of […]

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Mountaineers Climb Up so Kids with AIDS Can Grow Up

Scale Mount Kilimanjaro to help African kids with AIDS. The program includes Climb Up the 50, Climb Up the World, and Climb Up Kilimanjaro.  Funding will cover AIDS-related medication, supplies, and food for children infected with the disease in the hardest-hit countries, including Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Climb Up the 50 is based in the […]

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Stephen McArdle Named as Finance Chair of J. Luce Foundation

Trump’s Threatened Mass Deportation: What’s So, What’s Not

Orlando Sentinel: “Not Donald Trump; Philanthropist: “Treason!”

Transformation Fund for Leadership Education Launched by Foundation

Dancing Desire: Rovaco Dance Company Presents KAMA (Review)

Largest Festival of Colors in Jersey City & Hoboken This Weekend