Not everyone is called to go to Africa…but everyone is called to take care of widows & orphans in their distress
Let us help you on this page to get your creative juices flowing here to Make an Impact in the lives of a destitute family struggling to survive today on the other side of the world!
- Spread the word about the importance of “The Way Home” ministry and invite us to share a presentation with your group.
- Share our newsletter to spread the circle of awareness about this work.
- Sow a LOVE offering
- Share a link to “The Way Home” Facebook Page
We share these statistics as a reminder…
- A reminder to pray.
- A reminder to give.
- A reminder to advocate.
It is estimated there are between 143 million and 210 million orphans worldwide (recent UNICEF report.)
The current population of the United States is just a little over 300 million… to give you an idea of the enormity of the numbers… (The current population of Russia is 141 million)
Every day 5,760 more children become orphans
2,102,400 more children become orphans every year inAfrica alone
Every 15 seconds, another child inAfrica becomes an AIDS orphan
There are an estimated 14 million AIDS orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa (a number higher than the total of every under-eighteen year old in Canada,Norway,Sweden,Denmark, and Ireland combined)
This figure is estimated to have reached 18 million orphans in Africa alone by 2010
8 out of 10 children orphaned by AIDS lives in sub-Saharan Africa
Approximately 250,000 children are adopted annually, but…
Each year 14, 505, 000 children grow up as orphans and age out of the system by age sixteen
Each day 38,493 orphans age out
Every 2.2 seconds another orphan ages out with no family to belong to and no place to call home
Thank YOU for your incredible generosity !
You can give with the confidence of knowing that 97% of your donation will go directly to The Way Home programs in Uganda.
At The Way Home, all of the USA based overhead and non-program expenses are covered by Every Child Ministries.
The Way Home is a project of Every Child Ministries, a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible. We issue tax donations at the end of the year.
Any questions? call Monica @ ECM 219 996-4201
If you prefer to send a check, you may make it payable to ECM/ THE WAY HOME, and send it to our office in Hebron, Indiana:
Every Child Ministries
c/o THE WAY HOME
P.O. Box 810
Hebron, Indiana 46341
Download this PDF to make a donation using Electronic Funds Transfer
Typically, our widowed grannies bury their own children and their orphaned grandchildren their own parents —then without any grieving, Granny opens her crumbling, dilapidated and leaky small mud & straw hut to her now orphaned grandchildren and they begin the daily survival struggle together. Our Granny-Families are the poorest of the poor, living in huts that offer little or no protection from the elements. But you can change that …by helping build a firm foundation for one or more of these families that will help these orphans keep their birthright — and protect their health — by providing a new or renovated home & latrine that will stay with the orphans long after their granny has gone…because it’s a FAMILY home
Build A Home NOW!
There are endless possibilities for fundraising events, so be creative and find the right event to appeal to your community, church, or any audience.
You can host:
- A casual buffet or an elaborate sit down dinner
- An African tea
- A garden party or a BBQ
- A virtual birthday party for TWH orphans who never celebrate birthdays
- A small group from Church or club
- A spaghetti dinner or pancake breakfast
The fundraising part is easy—just ask your guests to bring a minimum donation equal to the cost of the meal for the The Way Home.
You can host:
- An auction,
- A benefit concert,
- A Golf Tournament, or . . .
You can put on:
- A vacation Bible school to build a granny-family home
- A road rally, a scavenger hunt
- A car wash, leaf rake, snow shovel
- A garage or yard sale; sell items on eBay and donate the proceeds, or…
- A Latte Fast for Granny-Families
- A “Cup-o-Joe” for widows & orphans where the participants put a specified amount in a coffee cup every time they buy a cup
- A 5K, 10K, even a half or a full Marathon and find sponsors while you train!
Build Foundations by monthly project support
Giving a monthly donation is one of the best way to help our widows & orphans.A monthly donation helps us stabilize these family’s lives. It helps us respond to emergency health crisis . It helps us plan ahead seminar’s to train more grannies, pastors & community Farming God’s Way to give them the best chance at ongoing food security. By making a monthly donation, you’ll be helping not just one orphan or widow, but many families… and the community they live in.Giving a monthly gift means we can:
Read how your support could help Granny-Families like Granny Getulida and her 14 orphans, Granny Aidah and her 9 orphans and Blind Granny Faith and her 6 orphans.
Do something amazing today. Make a monthly donation to make an impact on these vulnerable families…and enjoy the benefits of the impact it will make on your own life!