Birthdays, Birthdays, Birthdays!

Who Doesn’t Love a Good Birthday Party?

Every child deserves to celebrate their special day. Once a month, our homes have a birthday party to honor the kids who have birthdays that month. The day is full of love, laughter, shared gifts and most importantly – CAKE!


Birthdays are a great way for the children to forget about the hardships they have endured all their lives. Most of these children had to grow up too fast at such a young age. These celebrations allow the children to relax, have fun with their friends and just be a kid.

Each year, World’s Children collects birthday celebration photos from all the homes. We are excited to share a video compilation of our favorite photos below. Enjoy!


Every Child Deserves to Celebrate Their Special Day

Thanks to many of our sponsors, the homes World’s Children supports are able to continue these fun parties each month. If you are interested in donating to birthday parties, please see our celebrations page.


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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