Most orphanages don't have children
closets. Slim lockers contain all earthly possessions
of an orphan - a change of clothes for a day,
schoolbooks if any, and someone lucky may have a photo
or two from their "past life."
All clothes are shared between children, regardless
of age. All toys are communal property.
A few orphanages with a budget for some Birthday or
Christmas presents cannot afford anything but bare
But it does not stop orphans from dreaming of
"real presents." A doll, a bicycle, a
new dress, they all mean so much to kids with nothing
of their own. Every little wish coming true is
already a miracle.
Anyone can become a Personal Fairy for these
kids. Once a month, or once a year, or once in a lifetime, you
can bring so much joy it won't fit in any
locker. And a little dreamer from another
hemisphere will know he is no longer alone in this
We learn of children's dreams sometimes from
caretakers, sometimes from missionaries, and sometimes
from adoptive parents leaving other kids behind.
We write each of these dreams on our Wishing Wall
until a Fairy comes along asking for an
We gladly give our contact in the region - an
orphanage director, a social worker, or just a
friend. After you send a donation or a care
package directly to our contact, you will receive back
a picture of the child, or a scanned thank-you
drawing, or some other proof of your generosity
reaching the child. We ask in return for a
child's story and a new picture/drawing to remain on
our site as an encouragement to others. No tricks, just