"If we don't stand up for children, then we don't stand for much"- Marian Wright Edelman
Every child has the right to feel safe and protected. When adverse circumstances make protection and safety difficult to impossible the organizations featured in this area are the ones who step in to embrace and offer the safest most loving environment possible.
Each organization provides a call to action to our RainbowKids community. Maybe you are unable to travel abroad, so instead volunteer at a fundraiser with the United States. Sponsor a child. Donate. Whatever you choose to do it goes without saying you are finding your own perfect way to make a difference in the life of a vulnerable child. That in itself is wonderful!
Let us know if you know of an organization we can add to our growing list of organizations that are providing safety to vulnerable children around the world.
Kolibri-Children at Risk Foundation was originally created to help children on the streets of São Paulo, Brazil. Through the years its main focus has morphed into preventitive work by putting into place tools that will enable these children to take charge of their own live...Read the full article
Restavek Freedom has one simple mission. To end child slavery in Haiti in our lifetime. Tomorrow morning in Haiti, a child will wake up to cook food she will never eat and wash clothes she will never wear. She will fetch food from the market and water from the well, al...Read the full article
You may have heard of Maggie Doyne. A few years ago a video, A 23 Year Old Mother of 30, produced by The Do Lectures and featuring Maggie circulated around the Internet. Since that video a lot has changed in Maggie’s life. Most notably BlinkNow, the Nepal b...Read the full article
Hope and Homes for Children is an international charity working to ensure that all children have the chance to grow up in the love of a family. Their vision is a world in which children no longer suffer institutional care, "to give hope to the poorest children in the w...Read the full article
The young, drug-addicted mother tested HIV-positive—and so did the baby girl to whom she had given birth. Stigmatized for having HIV, the mother abandoned her daughter at a rehabilitation center in Aizawl, India, fleeing further social mistreatment. It was then that Lucy Ma...Read the full article
Half the Sky is painting a million rainbows across China – one for every orphaned child. The Rainbow Program, a groundbreaking plan to reach every orphaned child by training caregivers all over the country, was launched on Children’s Day, 2011 at the Great Hall o...Read the full article
Editor's note: To reflect their broader mission to bring life-changing programs to more at-risk children Half the Sky has changed their name to OneSky. OneSky for all children. New name...same incredible purpose. A street sweeper found the baby late one morning ...Read the full article
RainbowKids is honored to introduce our first featured organization, Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos. Since 1954, Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos™ (NPH) has cared for thousands of orphaned and abandoned children. The first home opened in Mexico, later followed by ho...Read the full article
Trafficking is modern-day slavery with women, men, and children lured or coerced into indentured labor or sexual exploitation. UNICEF estimates as many as 5.5 million child victims fuel this $150 billion industry. Organizations including the National Center for Missing and ...Read the full article
In the future I would like to open a museum of orphanages. As a social worker I see just how horrible orphanages are every day, every month, the whole year round. Whenever I set foot in one of those buildings there are one or two things that stand out, that hit me because they ar...Read the full article