According to UNICEF, there are more than 163 million orphans in the world. Orphan Outreach was founded to make a lasting difference to orphans and vulnerable children by developing and supporting programs that prepare them for a fulfilling, independent life in their community.
In July of 2009, thirteen mothers and daughters traveled on an Orphan Outreach mother-daughter team to serve in Guatemala. After seeing the immense needs of orphans in Guatemala, the team decided to start Women for Orphans Worldwide (WOW) as an auxiliary to Orphan Outreach. WOW’s mission is to let others learn about the needs of orphans and provide opportunities for woman and their families to get involved and make an impact on these underserved children.
Since December of 2009, the WOW Dallas chapter has raised money to provide for desperately needed physical, emotional and educational needs of orphans and vulnerable children in Guatemala. In addition, WOW junior members have collected and delivered much needed supplies including underwear and Christmas presents.