Beginnings by Steve Cassidy
President and Founder
Today, Orphan's Hope is caring for orphans with critical needs on a daily basis.
While working with the charity ships Doulos and Logos II for 10 years,
and in my travels since, I have been impressed by the tremendous
needs of orphans around the world. It is estimated there are
over 153 million orphans today. All of us are needed to care
for these children.
While in Asia in 1997, I saw beautiful children who
didn't know where their next meal was coming from and suffered
from easily treated medical issues. I saw how a small amount
of money could so significantly improve their lives and thought,
"Who would not help such an orphan, if they only knew what they
could accomplish for the money?"
One night, at a key point in my life, I was in the mountains
praying and said to God that I would love to spend my life for
Him, caring for orphans. I was two days
away from taking another job and there didn't seem any way for my
vision for orphans to happen, except for God to do a miracle. The next morning
I received a call from someone I had not talked to in five months, who is a Partner
of the advertising agency DKY Inc. in Minneapolis. He said God kept putting me on his heart that month and that morning, it
was like a light bulb went on in his head that He should call
me and offer me a job. Without my saying anything about orphans
to that point, he said they
were excited about my vision for orphans, and that the job could
include starting the charity to help these children. He
then said in addition, their company
was willing to donate $50K of their resources towards
helping make it happen! I had never talked with them about a job
or coming to Minnesota, and he called on the very day I needed a miracle.
It is a clear and wonderful expression of God's compassion
for these children in need and His desire to bring Orphan’s Hope
Since then God has opened many doors moving
Orphan's Hope ahead. We have been able to significantly help many children and
see them come to know the love of God in Christ. We are praying
every day for partners like you who will
help us make a difference in these children's lives.
Orphan's Hope is made up of Staff, volunteers, and partners who
have compassion for orphans who are hurting, and a
commitment to see their lives transformed. At the heart of all
we do is our love for and faith in the Heavenly Father, and His Son Jesus
who demonstrated God's love by giving his life on
the cross to take away our sins, freely offering restored
relationship and eternal life to all who receive him. Click for Orphan's Hope statement of faith.
We have very wonderful and dedicated staff in our international
locations. Steve Cassidy serves full time as the President of Orphan's Hope. We
also have a great network of volunteers to whom we are very
grateful, in addition to a few companies who generously
assist us with their services and resources. In the right
hand column you also see other ministries we have worked
A Nonprofit Organization
All donations are 100% tax deductible to the extent of the
law in the U.S. and Canada.
Orphan's Hope is a not-for-profit organization recognized as
tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
Donations are considered tax deductible to the extent of the law
under section 170 of the code. Orphan's Hope is also a public
charity under section 509(a)(1). We are also registered as a
nonprofit organization in the state of Washington, USA. Tax ID:
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IRS Determination Letter - PDF Format
In Canada tax deductible donations can be made by mail to "Orphan's Hope
Canada" in White Rock, in a partnership under
World Outreach of Canada.