Shade For Children
We believe there’s no better place for a child
than in a happy, secure family.
We help families care for their own children so the State doesn’t have to.
We believe it doesn’t have to be!
You feel like you’re not able to provide the care your children deserve. You might believe it’s in their best interest to send them to an orphanage. Or maybe, your situation was so difficult that your children were taken from you. We believe the best place for any child is in a loving family, not in an institution. We want to help your family. We want to help you stay together. We want to help you come back together. Reach Out to us by clicking the button and we’ll contact you so we can figure out a way for your family to be whole.
How we can help.
We believe there’s no better place for a child than in a happy, secure family.
Here are some ways we can help.
Family Preservation & Reunification
It must feel like all cards are stacked against you and no one is willing to help but we have the experience and resources to help your family stay together and thrive.
If your children are already in an orphanage, we provide services to help you reunite with your children.
Adoption & Foster Care
You care about orphaned and vulnerable children and you feel called to parent them, but where do you start and who can help? We have the experience and resources to help your family grow through foster-care and adoption.
We can help you navigate the system and provide support during and after the process.
YouYou care about orphaned and vulnerable children and you feel called to visit them, but where do you start and who can help? We mobilize, train, and deploy teams to regularly visit children in orphanages so you can build meaningful relationships conducive to mentoring and discipleship.
You can join us to love institutionalized kids including abandoned babies.
Camps for Children
You care about orphaned and vulnerable children and you feel called to serve them, but where do you start and who can help? We sponsor camps so they can have fun, build relationships, and learn about Jesus and you can make a difference in their lives.
We provide vetting and training for volunteers to ensure the kids have a meaningful experience.
We 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, 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 charity fund in Ukraine and the USA.
An easy first step to being a hero for the kids and families we serve is to subscribe to our monthly email newsletter or follow us on social media.
because there’s no better place for children than a happy, secure home.
An institution is no place for a kid.
You’re involvement makes a difference.
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.
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.
Short Term Teams
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 or provide training for orphan-care providers and foster/adoptive parents.
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!