Orphan & Orphanage Sponsorship

Zakat Foundation of America

We consider children who have lost one or both parents to be orphans. The loss of one or both parents as a result of war, illness, or natural disaster is a traumatic and harsh reality for millions of children worldwide. Through our Orphan Sponsorship Program, Zakat Foundation of Americas’s goal is to provide care and assistance to those children who have lost their parents’ love and support, allowing them to thrive and receive an education. Children are the most vulnerable members of society who need consistent and comprehensive care and support to grow and prosper.  Zakat Foundation of America’s Orphan/Orphanage Sponsorship Program provides orphaned children with hope, love and prospects for the future.

Individual Orphan Sponsorship

Through individual orphan sponsorship, a donor has the option to pay monthly, quarterly or annually to provide basic necessities and education for an orphan.

Through Individual Orphan Sponsorship, the orphan receives:

  • Nutritious food
  • Clothing
  • Educational opportunities
  • Comprehensive healthcare

The donor receives annual reports which include the orphan’s photo along with his or her health and education progress.

Orphanage Sponsorship

An orphanage is a cost-effective method of supporting several orphans at once.  In sponsoring the establishment and/or maintenance of a Zakat Foundation-run orphanage, donors can ensure sustainable and comprehensive orphan- care.

Zakat Foundation-run orphanages provide:

  • Shelter and nutritious food
  • Clothing
  • Educational opportunities
  • Comprehensive healthcare
  • A caring, home-like atmosphere

Zakat Foundation of America understands the importance of addressing a child’s physical, emotional and psychological needs. Zakat Foundation of America-run orphanages promote communal and social interactions amongst orphans, as well as encourages orphans to define their own space and individuality.

For more information visit orphan sponsorship program frequently asked questions.