Rescuing Children... Restoring Communities
Millions of children in the developing world live in desperate, life-threatening situations. Orphaned, abused and neglected, they often end up on the streets begging just to survive. Many are victimized by predators and have nowhere to turn and no one to help care for them.
The facts are heartbreaking:
- Over 25,000 children die each day – most from preventable causes.
- One fourth of all children live in poverty
- About 150 million children are homeless, vulnerable to exploitation and abuse.
- Nearly one third of all children are malnourished.
- Nearly one in five children does not have access to clean drinking water.
- More than 130 million children – mostly girls – do not attend school; millions more receive very little education.
Kids Alive International is a Christian faith mission dedicated to rescuing orphans and vulnerable children – meeting their spiritual, physical, educational and emotional needs.
Kids Alive provides children with the love and care every child deserves, and raises them to be contributing members of their society and witnesses to their family and community.
Kids Alive International envisions a world where every child grows up in a loving family, reaches their full potential, and has the eternal hope that comes from a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Kids Alive International reflects the love of Christ by rescuing orphans and vulnerable children, nurturing them with quality holistic care, and sharing with them the transforming power of Jesus Christ so they are enabled to instill hope in others.
Kids Alive International began in 1916 in Shantung Province, China, when missionaries Leslie and Ava Anglin began taking in homeless Chinese children.
From those humble beginnings, Kids Alive today has expanded worldwide, helping care for thousands of children through residential homes, care centers and schools.
And we reach even more children through medical clinics, community outreach programs and – in special cases – disaster relief response. To reach children globally, Kids Alive has offices in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. For more information about these offices please go to Contact Us.
Through these various ministry efforts, orphans and abandoned children are being given education, clothing, healthy food, medical care, and – most importantly – we share with them the love of Christ.