Help war orphans and displaced children in Ukraine

Ukraine Children’s Fund

Help Ukrainian families who are taking in war orphans. Help children who are living in Internally Displaced People (IDP) camps in Ukraine. Your donation is needed urgently to help these children thrive and survive. Suggested donation: $30/month. If this amount is not in your budget, please give whatever you can.


Ukrainian Foster FamilyWC is now supporting foster families in Ukraine like this one. Families are taking in up to 10 children who are orphaned from the war. We are also helping children in Internally Displaced People (IDP) camps—children like Karina.

Karina is 16. She writes: “We were forced to leave the city of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region because the war had started. Our house is destroyed. We arrived in Transcarpathia in May 2022. Twenty-four animals came with us. Dad works as a rescuer in the fire department. Dad stayed there to save people. I am very proud of my dad! In 2014, Dad was the first to go to save people in the city of Debaltsevo under shelling.

Dad is my hero. I played sports. In February 22, there was shelling and I was injured. I was in a cast on my leg for more than 2 months, the other leg was cut. The war destroyed all our plans and desires. My dream is to return home when the war ends. And now I plan to study to become a border guard. I also want to defend my country! I am finishing the 11th grade with flying colors.”—Karina

Coming Soon! In addition to giving to the Ukraine Children’s Fund, soon you will be able to help support an individual Ukrainian Foster Family like the one in the photo above. Stay tuned!


World’s Children is committed to honoring your stated preferences for donations.
In some circumstances, such as overfunding of a project, your contribution will be used
for the greatest current need of vulnerable children.

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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