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May 20, 2020

The most unforeseen result of the COVID-19 pandemic amongst the students, and their families, we serve around the globe has been the loss of support for food, basic necessities and PPE.

We at Orphaned Starfish have stepped up to provide additional support to many of our...

May 18, 2020

This is an incredibly emotional time for all of us at Orphaned Starfish and there is a great deal of anxiety amongst our children and the program directors in all of our twenty-nine countries, including here in the United States.

We are continuing to look to the future...

April 6, 2020

This is an incredibly emotional time for all of us at Orphaned Starfish and there is a great deal of anxiety amongst our children and the program directors in all twenty-nine countries we serve, including here in the United States.

We continue to look towards the hopefu...

April 2, 2020

The last trip I was able to take for the Foundation was to our programs in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil last month.  

In what seems like a lifetime ago, this trip was a whirlwind of visits in one week to seven programs across Brazil.  I was c...

March 27, 2020

Every year, for the past nineteen years, I have celebrated my birthday with the orphaned children of Orphaned Starfish's very first program in: Santiago, Chile.


The trips have evolved just as much as I have. We began with a handful of balloon animals and two magic tric...

March 24, 2020

As I remain isolated and bombarded by negative news in every aspect of the media, I wanted to go back just two weeks and write about hope, and joy, and the appreciation of life amongst those who have endured hardship in their lives. 

María Elena and her husband sta...

March 19, 2020

OSF UPDATE

Dear Wonderful Supporters of the Children of the Orphaned Starfish Foundation:

First and foremost, please accept the most sincere and heartfelt thoughts and prayers for the health and safety of you and your families in these most difficult times. 

I wanted to s...

November 16, 2018

STEPHEN SCHWARTZ CONCERT NEXT MONDAY

FEATURES STARS, SHOW TUNES, and “GODSPELL” TRIBUTE 

A Benefit for THE ORPHANED STARFISH FOUNDATION

This Monday November 19th at The Cutting Room SPECIAL ONE NIGHT ONLY EVENT 

This coming Monday, November 19th at 7:00 pm award-win...

May 24, 2017

PANAMA

 Bejuco, Panama:  This is truly the most beautiful setting for any program of Orphaned Starfish.  Set in the mountains of Panama, with fantastic vistas, sits a church, a farm, and several homes for the most impoverished children of the Panamanian countryside....

May 24, 2017

Kingston, Jamaica

Homestead Home for Girls

I don’t think I have ever seen more of a change in one year than in the girls of Homestead Home for Girls or in the staff.  One year ago, when we inaugurated our newest OSF program in Kingston, Jamaica, there was an air of despe...

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