"Never doubt that a small group of thougthful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."- Margaret Mead
The organizations featured in this area provide our RainbowKids community with ways to have a hands on experience with child welfare advocacy through volunteerism. From traveling to China and assisting in a foster care center to stepping inside a home for HIV affected and terminally ill children in India these organizations open their arms to those who have the opportunity to step outside their normal and step into wonderful.
Let us know if you know of an organization we can add to our growing list of organizations welcoming volunteers to serve vulnerable children around the globe.
Thousands of children living in institutions and foster-care in China are in need of advocacy. These children have medical and developmental files that are 3, 5, and sometimes even 8 or 9 years out-of-date. Volunteers are greatly needed to travel to China this Fall an...Read the full article
When For His Children-Ecuador founders Melinda and Clark Vaughn moved their family from California to Ecuador in 1990, they envisioned a small ministry helping a limited number of children. For years the Vaughns, their two children and a small number of caretakers, Tías, d...Read the full article
Project HOPEFUL’s mission is to bring hope to overlooked children and vulnerable mothers around the world. They work in the United States and globally to support families and individuals fostering, adopting, or considering care for overlooked orphaned children. Project...Read the full article
On a late summer night in 2003 Robert Rogers' world was tragically rocked to its core. Within seconds his entire family, his cherished wife Melissa and all four children, perished in a flash flood on a Kansas turnpike. After 8 years as a father and nearly 12 years as a husb...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
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
Orphan Outreach is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to reaching out to the millions of at risk children throughout the world. Working primarily in Guatemala, Honduras, India, Kenya, Latvia, Russia and the United States, they support a variety of programs des...Read the full article
I am often asked ‘What exactly does Love Without Boundaries do’? My standard response is ‘LWB is a humanitarian aid organization helping orphaned and impoverished children in China through education, foster care, healing care and good nutrition’...Read the full article
Approximately 1,200 children enter the foster care system in United States every day. They deserve a chance at happiness, belonging, safety and love. At Together We Rise, we want to make a tremendous difference in the lives of foster children by opening our hearts and many more t...Read the full article
Not far from Disneyland, a small gathering of children eagerly await for their van to pull into the motel parking lot. They have waited for this moment all day. Within minutes the van doors open and they eagerly hop in, joining a dozen other young passengers. It exits the pa...Read the full article
Tan Pinney has come along ways from his days as an immunologist and laboratory research technician in the mid-1970s. His need for people contact pushed him away from the secluded life in the lab and toward the field of medicine. He left research behind to spend the next twenty-ei...Read the full article
What is Adopteen? Adopteen is more easily defined by what it isn’t than by what it is. Adopteen is not a cultural camp. It isn’t a group therapy session. It doesn’t help you with your AP Lit homework. It doesn’t help the cute boy or girl in class noti...Read the full article
Dawit Hailu was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He doesn’t know how old he his or even the year the year he was born. Things like marking the date of ones birth just don’t seem relevant in a country where surviving your first year of life is an accomplishment. “G...Read the full article