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World Orphans Day

Make a difference this World Orphans Day - donate, volunteer and spread awareness to help support orphaned children around the world.
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Show your support for the millions of orphans around the world on World Orphans Day, which falls on the second Monday in November. This day was created to raise awareness about the plight of orphans and to highlight the work being done by charities and organizations to provide them with love, care, and a safe place to call home. With over 153 million orphans worldwide, this is an important day to demonstrate our commitment to helping these vulnerable children reach their full potential. Let's come together and make this World Orphans Day one that will be remembered!

History of World Orphans Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Orphanages in America</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first orphanages in America began to appear in the 1800s, aiming to provide shelter and care to the growing number of orphaned children.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1924</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>League of Nations Declaration</div><div class='timeline-text'>The League of Nations adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, setting standards for child welfare worldwide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1946</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>UNICEF Founded</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was established to address the needs of children affected by World War II.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1959</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United Nations adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, a significant step towards improving child rights and welfare worldwide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>The Stars Foundation Establishes World Orphans Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Stars Foundation initiated World Orphans Day to raise awareness about the challenges faced by orphaned children globally.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Present Day</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Continuous Efforts for Orphans' Welfare</div><div class='timeline-text'>Organizations and individuals worldwide continue to work towards improving living conditions and opportunities for orphaned children.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Orphans Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a fundraiser</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Organizing a fundraiser for an orphanage can be a great way to show your support and raise money for an important cause. Look for organizations that specialize in helping orphans and plan a fundraising event.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer at an orphanage</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spending time with orphans can be a rewarding experience. See if there is a local orphanage that needs volunteers or look into international volunteering opportunities.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Donate clothes and toys</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Collect gently used items such as clothes and toys and donate them to an orphanage near you. Your donation will help make life brighter for the orphans.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Sponsor an orphan</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Consider sponsoring a child through an organization such as Save the Children or World Vision. Your donations will go towards providing education, medical care, food, and other necessary support.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Spread awareness</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Raise awareness about orphans by sharing stories of hope and resilience on social media or writing articles about your experience volunteering at an orphanage.</p></div></div>

Why World Orphans Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It brings attention to the plight of orphans worldwide</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>World Orphans Day helps to bring attention to the millions of children around the world who are living without parents or guardians. It is an important reminder to governments and individuals alike that there are still desperate needs in many parts of the world, which need to be addressed.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes awareness and understanding</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By bringing attention to the issue of orphan care, World Orphans Day encourages people to think more deeply about this issue and consider ways they can help make a difference. Through education and awareness, we can all work together to improve the lives of orphans today and in the future.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It supports positive change for orphans</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>In addition to raising awareness, World Orphans Day also aims to promote positive change for orphans by highlighting organizations and initiatives that support vulnerable children around the world. Through donations and volunteer work, you can make a real difference in a child’s life - and World Orphans Day provides a platform for making those connections!</p></div></div>

5 Unexpected Facts for World Orphans Day

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World Orphans Day Dates

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2023

Nov 13

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2024

Nov 11

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2025

Nov 10

Monday

2026

Nov 9

Monday

2027

Nov 8

Monday

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