Orphan Awareness

           Although it may seem astonishing, the number of people who aren’t aware about the orphans in their community is quite substantial. You’re probably wondering if you’re included in this large group of people, and you won’t be by the time you finish reading this. Let’s start off with the number of orphans in our state. How many kids do you think live in North Carolina that are waiting for foster care? 500? 800? 1,000? It’s quite the grand total of around 11,000 children. And that’s just in one state alone! How about in the whole United States? There are around 107,900 children in the U.S. in need of foster care. If you think that’s a lot, there are about 153 million orphans worldwide. That’s a big number, isn’t it?
           After reading this, you’re probably doing one, or both, of these two things: wondering how you can help the orphans in your community, or thinking of a way to make the world a better place for orphans. You can help your community by being a part of 99 orphans, a group dedicated to helping the lives of 99 orphans around the world every year. Whether it’s by supporting us or being a member of our team, everything counts! Even sharing this post with others is an act of support for both our team and orphans. So what are you waiting for? Spread the word today!

~Afzaa Rahman, 99 Orphans member