April 1, 2013 | Health and Well-Being

4 Amazing Charities for Orphans

How to Help the World’s Most Vulnerable Children

Anyone who met Michaela DePrince when she was three years old would have given her slim odds for success. Having lost both her parents to violence in Sierra Leone, the skinny little girl with a noticeable skin affliction was always last on the most-likely-to-be-adopted list at her orphanage.

Today, at age 18, she is a critically acclaimed ballerina with Dance Theatre of Harlem. And she will be telling her remarkable story at the Women in the World Summit in New York City. Click here to see a livestream at 6:15 p.m. on April 5.

There are 160 million Michaelas around the world. Most orphans, however, will never be adopted, and a great many of them live in squalor and despair.

The groups below are dedicated to improving orphans’ lives. One of them, World Wide Orphans, was founded by the amazing Dr. Jane Aronson, also known as “the Orphan Doctor”; she will be sharing the Women in the World Summit stage with Michaela. To see the livestream with Dr. Aronson, click here at 5:45 p.m. on April 5.