LittleDrops Orphanage Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, organized exclusively for charitable purposes. Specifically, our mission is to provide orphans and vulnerable children a complete and healthy wellness of being now, and a good chance at a successful future through financial, intellectual and other necessary contributions. Our contributions would help provide food, clothes, shelter, schooling and other necessities for a healthy childhood.
|SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, October 25th 2014|
|One wonderful night of African food, entertainment and culture to bring hope to African orphans.
Please join us for an exciting night with lots of African dishes, special African performances, engaging presentations, a silent auction and great company. We will share our journey so far, the impact we have made through your help and our plans for the near future.
More details coming soon...
Please take a moment to watch this video.
For African Orphans, Little Drop Of Mercies
Charles Duze (pronounced dóo•zay) could not believe his eyes: Children just like him--some even younger--rifling through trashcans behind his high school cafeteria, lucky-dipping for food! Charles was enrolled at Federal Government College, Enugu, in Eastern Nigeria. Long after Nigeria’s Civil War ended, early in the ‘70s, ‘Coal City’ still bore scars of the internecine feud that left many families in tatters. A generation later, their inheritors were yet to recover lost grounds.
“Seeing this, day after day, unlocked something in me,” Charles recalls. It triggered an epiphany. “That was when I developed a real understanding and grew a passion for the plight of orphans.” There had been previous encounters pointing him to his calling. It’s all coming back as memories of his parents taking him on visits to orphanages and motherless babies’ homes in Benin City, tucked away in Nigeria’s Midwest, where he spent part of his childhood. On his own, he continued the pilgrimages to orphanages in Enugu.
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The name LittleDrops, Duze explained, comes from the fact that “Little drops (of help) add up — you don’t have to start with a million dollars.” The organization helps impoverished children with immediate needs such as food and water, but also long-term needs.
“We let kids express who they want to be when they grow up,” said Duze. “Most wanted to be a doctor, a pilot or an engineer but most end up as a seamstress or apprentice. Where do their dreams go? I didn’t want it to be like the commercial with the Trix Rabbit — ‘Silly rabbit, dreams aren’t for orphans!’ We help them to say, ‘I’m gonna work hard, I’m not going to cheat, I’m going to do my homework.’ We help them go to college because they deserve to be there, or if not college, a trade school. We prepare them in high school with tutoring, so they can succeed.”
The Annual LittleDrops 5K Run/Walk will take place in Seattle, WA on Saturday, August 21st, 2010 at at Warren G. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and race/walk at 8:30 a.m.
Looking to get in shape and also contribute to an orphan's well-being, then this event is for you. To learn more, register and/or find out how you can make a difference, please click HERE.
Please mark your calendar, set reminders and tell your friends and family.
Laughs For Hope - A Comedy Show
Atlanta - August 29th from 6:30 p.m. and 8:30p.m. at Nancy G's Cafe
Seattle - August 30th from 5 p.m. at Giggles Comedy Club
For more information about
Atlanta's 2 shows, please click here and Seattle's show, please click here
Click this link for Express Your Dreams