Life2Orphans is a collaborative, secular, non-profit organization established in 2003 by a group of caring individuals to advance the physical, mental and social welfare of orphans in Ukraine.
The generous support of our supporters and volunteers has helped as many as 6,700 orphans at any one time from birth to 18 years. From the humble beginnings of adoptive parents wanting an avenue to provide much needed food and medical supplies to the orphanages in Ukraine from which they had adopted, we have grown to include support for those left behind, including severely disabled, AIDS affected, transitioning out of orphanage, street children, and institutionalized adult orphans. Early on we have and continue to provide a conduit to cost effectively ship donations of hard goods from individual and corporate donors via shipping containers through Nazarene Ministry of Help to our supported orphanages, other orphanages in Ukraine, and to hospitals. We have sponsored trips to Ukraine of nurses and aid workers to educate orphanage staff on rehabilitation and mental health health care. We collaborate and coordinate our efforts with other humanitarian organizations/charities to advance the efforts in the most effective manner.
We have had support from families, corporations and foundations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Israel, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Japan, Netherlands, South Africa, New Zealand, Cyprus, Denmark, Ukraine and many other countries. Corporate donations have included monetary, clothing, shoes, toys, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment, among many other goods. Individual supporters have provided monetary donations for baby formula, food, diapers, durable kitchen and laundry appliances, building improvements, education/vo-tech training, among many other needs.
Life2Orphans Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the US, tax ID #20-5820570.