Shade For Children

You can be a hero to an orphan today!

Caring for orphans

shouldn’t be so hard…

We believe it doesn’t have to be!

There are more than 100,000 orphans in Ukraine, and there are thousands of orphans around our location alone (Transcarpathia)! Many of them live in large state run boarding schools. Our goal is to get them out of these institutions and get them into permanent family situations, whether it be through the foster system, or adoption, or more preferably, through the restoration of their biological family units!

What We Do

We want to see families restored and to see children living complete, and healthy childhoods, through…

Family Preservation

Your support provides services and advocacy designed to keep families together. 

Shade for Children provides services and support for families-in-crisis and helps transition institutionalized kids back to their families.

Adoption & Foster Care

We also partner with churches and NGO’s throughout the region to advocate for domestic adoption and foster care.

Shade for Children, encourages families to adopt or foster, and provides services and support to them when they do.

Orphanage Visitation

Your support enables trained volunteers, to visit the same kids at the same place at the same time every week.

Shade for Children rallies and trains volunteers to hold abandoned babies, and visit orphans.

Camps for Children

This all leads to collaboration with churches and NGO’s to create camps where kids are free to have fun, build meaningful relationships, and learn about God!

Shade for Children  gives kids a place to be kids!

About Us

We want to Unite Churches and Communities to Cherish Orphaned and Vulnerable Children

Clinton & Lena White have more than 40 years of combined children and youth ministry experience, two theology degrees, a Master’s in Finance, and soon-to-come, an MBA in non-profit management and a graduate certificate in Social Work.

Shade for Children is a founding member of the Transform Uzhhorod Alliance working with 30 churches, NGO’s, and Businesses. Shade for Children is a registered Ukrainian Charity Fund and a US 501(c)3.


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Get Involved

We want to see families restored and to see children living complete, and healthy childhoods, through…


One of the best ways to get involved and make a huge difference is to make a donation to us and our ministry. Shade for Children is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization based in Vicksburg, MS. EIN: 83-4113208. 


You may not be ready to adopt an orphan or send money to our ministry. However, you can still support our community by signing up to receive a profile of one of the orphans we minister to, and pray for them every day.

Send Team

Another way to get involved is by sending a team from your church or community group to visit Shade for Children, here in Transcarpathia. We accept teams during the summer months to help staff our camp ministries.


If you would like to go a step further we invite you to apply for a 2 month internship with Shade for Children. During this time you will work with our staff and learn what it is truly like to serve in an international ministry!


If you have any questions about the ministry, how to get involved, or about making donations, please feel free to send us a message and we will get back to you with an answer as soon as possible!

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