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Shade For Children

You can be a hero to Orphaned and Vulnerable Children today!

Caring for orphans

shouldn’t be so hard…

We believe it doesn’t have to be!

There are more than 100,000 children in State-run orphanages in Ukraine, including more than 3000 in our region. We believe an institution is no place for a child; we want them reunited with families or adopted or in loving foster care. Partnering with Shade for Children helps make that transition possible so they can have a forever family and you can be a part making their world a better place.

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What YOU can do

We believe there’s no better place for a child than in a happy, secure family. 

Your support makes the dream of a family, a reality.

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Family Preservation

You can provide services and advocacy to keep families together. 

Your support serves families-in-crisis and helps transition institutionalized kids back to their families.

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Adoption & Foster Care

You can enable partnerships with churches and NGO’s to advocate for domestic adoption and foster care.

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

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Orphanage Visitation

You can mobilize and equip volunteers to visit the same kids at the same place at the same time every week.

Your support trains volunteers and gives them resources to hold abandoned babies, and visit orphanages every week.

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Camps for Children

You can provide camps in collaboration with local churches and NGOs for  vulnerable children and teens.

Your support gives kids a place to have fun, build meaningful relationships, and learn about a relationship with Christ.

Here's another way you can help!

From now until the end of April 2021 we are raising funds to help purchase a used car for a foster family caring for 10 children. You can watch the video below and you can give by clicking here!

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About Us

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

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

Our Vision is no abandoned children in Transcarpathia.

Our Mission is uniting churches and communities to cherish orphaned and vulnerable children.

At Shade for Children, we value:

Supremacy of Christ






An easy first step to being a hero for the kids and families we serve is to subscribe to our monthly email newsletter. Please follow us on social media, too. We post on Instagram almost every day of the year.

Get Involved

because there’s no better place for children than a happy, secure home.

An institution is no place for a child.

You’re involvement makes a difference.

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It takes about $200 a month for fuel and supplies to visit orphanages. A Day camp cost up to $3000/week. Any amount, big or small, enables the work to continue. Shade for Children is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization based in Vicksburg, MS. EIN: 83-4113208. 

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You may not be ready to adopt a child or send money to our ministry but we believe prayer makes a difference. We have stories that testify to that truth. We can send you quarterly updates about an orphaned child for as long as we can maintain contact with the child. 

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Short Term Teams

You can bring 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 or provide training for orphan-care providers and foster/adoptive parents.

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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!


You are the hero that makes it possible for Shade for Children to unite a tribe to cherish orphaned and vulnerable children in Ukraine. Let us know if you have any questions, we’re happy to respond, usually within 24 hours!

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