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Every child needs a safe, nurturing place to call home, and the chance to achieve their potential through education. Sadly, not every child is so fortunate.

World's Children has cared for orphans and vulnerable children around the world since 1965. We assist the most desperate children—orphans, unwanted girls, abandoned or abused children, and children with HIV/AIDS.

To fight poverty, educate girls

Prevent child trafficking and child marriage

Give them a career - change a life

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World’s Children provides direct support to orphans and vulnerable children through three main programs: Child Sponsorship, College Scholarships, and Special Projects.

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Sankranti Celebration

Sankranti Harvest Celebration You know the children in the orphanages we support celebrates birthdays and cultural holidays. In India, the children love Sankranti. Keep reading and we’re sure you will see why. Harvest Festival in India There are many different holidays celebrated throughout India – one popular holiday

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Keeping up to date with Newsletters

World’s Children mails out old-fashioned paper newsletters to sponsors and donors every couple of months or so. If you’ve been missing out, you can get up to date or read some history. Since we are usually mailing photos, progress reports, letters and drawings to sponsors, we add all

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Sad Beginnings, Happy Endings

Loretta Worthington, Board Member

Loretta Worthington

Loretta Worthington

Board Member

Loretta met David Purviance on a chance trip in 2006, while seeking to be of service to the vulnerable children in India.  Since then, Loretta has been a longtime supporter of World’s Children as a donor, sponsor, and previous Board member.  She had the wonderful opportunity to return to India twice to visit several World’s Children orphanages, and even identified the Happy Home orphanage and petitioned to bring it into the WC family. Loretta raised funds to build a well at Happy Home, where it now has clean water for all the children and staff.

Loretta currently works with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services as the Program Manager for the six Medical Hubs – the child abuse evaluation clinics for the County. She also serves as the Program Manager for the County’s Gender Health Program, serving patients seeking gender-affirming care in a safe environment.  Before her work with Los Angeles County, Loretta spent many years serving non-profit organizations in CA and in MN, her last as the Executive Director of a statewide non-profit in MN. She has a long history of volunteer work including Board Member and Board Chair service, grant writing and fundraising experience, program development, and creative leadership, all serving our most vulnerable and disenfranchised populations.

Loretta holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.  She lives in Los Angeles County with her partner, Myck, and their rescue kitties, Scooter and Thunder.

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