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 send a short note to let you know that we are in close contact with our 68 programs across 29 countries around the world.
I am very relieved to report that, to date, none of the children we serve have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We will continue to monitor the situation. All programs are completely complying with their local country's regulations. As such, all school-based and community-based OSF centers have been closed until they are allowed to be re-opened. However, all live-in programs (orphanages, homes for abused children, homes for survivors of trafficking) are beyond thankful to have Orphaned Starfish technology centers in operation, providing that it's these children's only access to technology and English Language education.
We are continuing to support our 50 scholarship recipients and, in some cases, are providing additional support for food and medicines.
All of our upcoming Spring Fundraisers have been postponed including the Native American Fundraiser previously scheduled for April 20th and the Party for a Purpose previously scheduled for May 18th. However, the 16th Annual Orphaned Starfish Gala is still scheduled for October 23rd.
We fully appreciate and understand that many of you are hurting. Please know how much all of us at Orphaned Starfish care about you and are here to support you as well as the children we all love and serve.
OSF Team & over 15,000 Children Around the World