Jan Hanson, Founder and Director Sheridan, WY


200 Orphanages Worldwide is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization #26-1642611.

As a not-for-profit organization, donations are tax-deductible for U.S. residents as allowed by the IRS.

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We can't do it all, but we can all do something! 

My something was creating a forum for those with a heart for orphans. We provide a conduit for you to donate, host a fundraiser, share the orphan story in some way! Our mission is to raise awareness and funds providing safety, shelter and sustainability for orphans. 

You can give by text,  online at www.200orphanagesworldwide.org, or mail donations to: 

200 Orphanages Worldwide,
PO Box 7309,
Sheridan WY 82801 

Our Story

It all started when Jan Hanson wanted to do more with her life. She founded 200 Orphanages because she had always wanted to help orphans in some way. After a ten day volunteer trip to an orphanage in Ayacucho Peru, she knew she would spend her time and talent doing something to make the life of an orphan just a bit brighter. 

200 Orphanages incorporated in December 2007. By 2008, the organization set out in earnest to begin their efforts raising awareness and funds to provide safety, shelter and sustainability for orphans. Since then, volunteers and supporters have mobilized to complete 80 projects in 18 countries and because of their help, children have a safe place to call home, clean accessible water as well as bountiful crops and livestock.

Volunteers and donors around the U.S. have helped fund dormitories, security walls, outdoor kitchens, libraries, dining halls, school buses, clean water wells, irrigation, livestock shelters and more.

Your continued support changes the lives of hundreds of children every year. And 100% of funds donated to a project goes to the project of your choice. Check us out further on Candid (Formerly Guidestar).

You too can change a life!  


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