How to Help
Friends of the Orphans is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Federal Tax ID #65-1229309. Donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
There are many ways to support Friends of the Orphans. Below are examples of ways you can donate.
Make a donation to help provide basic needs - food, clothing, shelter, health care and the education - to the thousands of children in Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH), Spanish for Our Little Brothers and Sisters, homes.
• Be a Hero of Hope and make a recurring gift to make a
continuing and lasting difference in the lives of our children!
Learn more | Start a recurring gift now
• Give in honor of friends and family and we will send the
honoree a personalized card that notifies him or her of the gift
(no amount will be mentioned).
Learn more | Make a tribute gift now
DONATE BY MAIL OR PHONE
If you would prefer to donate by mail, please print out this donation form and mail it to our national office:
Friends of the Orphans
134 North La Salle Street
Chicago, IL 60602-1036
If you would like to make a donation by phone, please call toll-free 1.888.201.8880.
Many companies match employee donations to nonprofit organizations that their employees support. Some companies even double or triple employee contributions. Ask your employer if they have a matching gift program. If they do not, encourage them to participate.
Learn more about Matching Gifts | Download brochure
FR. WASSON LEGACY ENDOWMENT, INC.
The purpose and mission of FWLEI is to create a substantial and growing financial corpus (the Endowment) that will generate income and help provide long-term financial stability for Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos. Click here to find out how you can help ensure the future for the children at NPH!
Name Friends of the Orphans as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy, make a bequest, Contingent Bequest or A Payable Upon Death (POD) designation to Friends of the Orphans or make a distribution from a trust fund.
GIVE APPRECIATED SECURITIES
Donating appreciated securities such as stocks, bonds or shares of mutual funds is easy and provides benefits both to Friends of the Orphans and you.
Each home at NPH has a list of special projects that involve all aspects of operating the home. The projects range from obtaining uniforms for school for all the children living at the home to installing water treatment facilities. You have the chance to donate funds to help complete these specific projects.
Prizes and auction items such as gift certificates and merchandise, and provisions such as food and drink, are always needed for special events. In addition, medical and school supplies as well as clothing, shoes and house wares are periodically collected for shipment to the NPH homes from our Southeast Regional office in Miami, FL. For more information, please e-mail the NPH Home Liasion or call (305) 663-6211.
Your financial and emotional support will make a world of difference to a child at one the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos homes that we support. As a sponsor, you will receive a photo of your child, updates on his or her academic and social progress, and personal letters. Click here to learn more about sponsorship.
International: Qualified individuals, couples and families support the staff and children living at the NPH homes. Interested persons must go through an application process and an initial screening, and make a minimum of a one-year commitment.
Local: Friends of the Orphans relies on volunteers to serve on boards and committess, translate letters, and help with office work and at special events. Needs are on-going. Share your time and skills!