WHAT IS ORPHAN RESCUE?
For a $450 donation , Rotarians and non-Rotarians can support one at risk child in African communities where Rotarians and HOPE Worldwide are working side by side to supply nutrition and school supplies, uniforms and fees to the most vulnerable. It is estimated 25 million orphans living in Africa by the year 2010.
WHO OVERSEES ORPHAN RESCUE?
Rotarians for Fighting AIDS Inc. (RFFA) www.RFFA.org, members and staff from HOPE Worldwide administer this program in targeted communities in Africa. Rotarian assistance at every level is key to making Orphan Rescue effective. RFFA is partnering with HOPE Worldwide because of its best practices child care model and its 16 years of experience and 400 staff in Africa.
HOW CAN I BE ASSURED THE MONEY GOES TO HELP THE CHILDREN?
Donations are wired by the RFFA treasurer to a RFFA/Orphan Rescue Account in Johannesburg in South Africa. Local Rotarians oversee the use of these funds in all phases of this program. Your donation is used to help Orphans and vulnerable children in communities where HOPE Worldwide is already at work: Nairobi, Kenya, Lagos, Nigeria and other sites in South Africa. Plans for expansion include the Ivory Coast, Zambia, Botswana and other countries as funds become available.
WHAT DO DONORS RECEIVE?
You will receive a tax/thankyou receipt letter from RFFA and quarterly articles and pictures about assisted children and their communities on the RFFA.org site. To avoid discrimination from other children who may not at that time yet be receiving assistance, and to keep overheads at the very lowest point, Orphan Rescue does not identify individual children to individual donors.