The Orphan Support League

The Orphan Support League Helping Children Through Direct Donations
The Orphan Support League was founded in July 2007 by Briony Bax in Piedmont, California, to aid parentless or displaced children around the world. It was set up as a sister organization to the Mji Wa Neema Charity in the UK that supports the Saidia Children’s Home in Gilgil Kenya. The UK Charity is run by Kenyan born Anne Mitchell, who is Briony’s aunt. The Orphan Support League is a charity that has NO administrative, fundraising, or advertising costs. All the people who choose to work for the League do so on a voluntary basis. The Bax Family pays for all expenses involved with running the League. The League’s role is to act as a responsible gatekeeper ensuring that 100% of the funds are spent wisely on projects that they have a close involvement with and that are visited regularly.

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"My parents adopted me and gave me love and a future. They did their best to make the world a better place, and now that’s all I want to do, too." - Freddie Figgers.

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Sad news from Kenya

It is with a very heavy heart that we report the death of Shosho Teresa Wahito, one of the beloved founders of Saidia. Her funeral is on Friday 22nd November at Nakuru North Cemetery. Meeting point at War memorial Morgue at 8.00 am. The children at Saidia have made this video to remember their loving Teresa. She was an amazing woman who founded the Granny Club, was a social worker, a grandmother to our children. She will be missed by everyone.

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Congratulations to Cellyne and Pst Joseph Macharia who are getting married this weekend. Cellyne is a graduate of Saidia who attended Egerton University and is now a fully qualified teacher. She introduced us to her fiancee at our Graduate Lunch this year and the Mama's all gave him a big thumbs up. Cellyne is proof that education can break the cycle of poverty and that's what Saidia is all about. www.saidiacc.org www.orphansupportleague.org

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One day they're born. And you feel like you have forever. Their little body fits into your lap, their hand tucked in yours, their head nestles into your shoulder. The years seem so many, the moments endless. It's this letting go. Don't fear it, don't hate it, don't love it. Accept it. This is why.

They grow. Oh sometimes it's subtle and sometimes it's crazy. A change here, some bravery there, but they don't stay small. They stop needing to hold your hand across the street and find friends and do daring things and read and grow up. The clothes are donated, the play food let go, the training wheels discarded, the new freedoms of growing up gained.

And then one day, they close the door and it is the last time. The last time home with you in it is, well, home. Tears. Of joy and sadness and celebration and "where in the world did time go?"

That little one who fit in your arms so tightly now is walking out, walking away, growing up. On their own.

Oh don't get me wrong - It will always be home. You are home for them. But it's not the same. Maybe we don't talk about that space - that growing up, letting go space - when our homes, instead of becoming noisier, become the opposite.

Quiet.

In life there is that moment, that gut-wrenching place of motherhood that is both bittersweet and joyful when that little one you raised leaves.

It is a fierce bravery to let them go. It's where we tuck back the tears and shout, "Way to go! You can do it!" But inside, sometimes we are whispering to ourselves the same thing.

You can do it. You can love and give and in it all let them go.

We all want it. We want them to be successful, to have a voice, to find love, to pursue their dreams. Childhood is this place of pushing them to be more and speak up and live.

And underneath it, tucked in all that growing is that sweet emotion of letting go.

They start out needing us so much. Feeding them and clothing them.Picking them up and helping with homework and dropping them off and teaching them to tie shoes or parallel park or how to multiply.

We go to sleep listening for them. For a cough, the door to open, for that whisper of "mom are you awake?" when we clearly weren't.

Letting go is the deepest love of all.

We don't cling so tightly because we want them to fly.

Yet our hearts switch between that pride of who they are and that longing of the years gone by.

Love them now, love them then, and love who they will become. The door will close, the bedrooms will change, the world we knew when we were the center will shift.

But we always be mom.

And that, that is something that will never be let go of.

From me. The mom learning to let go.

Holding her once little one in her arms.

~Rachel
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Dear All, we are simplifying our communications so we'll have all the news from Saidia in one place. Please like our page Friends of Saidia so that you can keep up to date with our news Friends of Saidia

12/29/2018
The Orphan Support League

Sweet sound of happy kids singing!

Merry Christmas from the children at Saidia Children's Home.

12/21/2018
Saidia Orphanage

Happy Christmas to everyone from the wonderful children at Saidia. Here we have Joel, Joyce, Caroline and Jill with Wilson on wheelchair duty. Your support and love means everything. www.orphansupportleague.org

Happy Christmas and thank you to Caroline, Joel, Joyce and Jill (with Wilson on wheelchair duty). Thank you for all your support and enjoy our Christmas song. www.saidiacc.org

11/21/2018
The Orphan Support League

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. While you are prepping your turkey see this cute video of Faith and Susan who made mandazi (fried doughnuts) for us. Faith is now working in a restaurant and has graduated from Saidia. We bless and thank everyone for their support for these great young people. www.orphansupportleague.org

Faith makes the best mandazi at Saidia.

09/12/2018

Hope you can come to this if you are in the Piedmont area at the end of Sept.

08/09/2018

We are planning our annual get together in Piedmont, California on Thursday Sept 27th from 6-8pm. Briony Bax will be there to give updates on our work at Saidia Children's Home and you are all most welcome. Please email [email protected] for invite.

$25 dollars a month goes a long way in Kenya. We are truly making a difference for these children.
07/25/2018
The Orphan Support League

$25 dollars a month goes a long way in Kenya. We are truly making a difference for these children.

It is that time of year when we ask you to support our work at Saidia. For only $25 per month you can receive letters from the children and really feel a part of our community. It is easy to sign up at by using the donate button on our website. www.orphansupportleague.org

Address

4096 Piedmont Ave, # 615
Oakland, CA
94611

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 13:00

Telephone

(510) 333-6082

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The Orphan Support League You are doing some amazing work by helping the disadvantaged children. Have you thought of submitting your nomination for the #AVCharityawards? We would love to have your nomination in for the awards. 4 weeks to go the deadline! Apply here: https://goo.gl/yGQGXF