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Widows and Orphans 


Our Mission

Widows and Orphans aims to revolutionize the future of caregiving by offering holistic health services for the mind, body, and soul. A pivotal component of our strategy involves the establishment of thrift stores in local communities through strategic partnerships with major retailers. These stores serve a dual purpose: they contribute to covering costs for Widows and Orphans' facilities and generate employment opportunities for individuals in recovery and those experiencing homelessness.

Our focus extends beyond mere employment, emphasizing rehabilitation, housing assistance, and educational advancement for program participants. Moreover, we are committed to providing full insurance and retirement benefits for full-time employees engaged in our comprehensive care and support programs. Through these initiatives, Widows and Orphans United strives to create a sustainable and impactful model for addressing our communities' most vulnerable members' unique needs.


Our objectives include:

  1. Community care facilities: We are currently developing a strategic plan to provide housing and care to Elderly and foster children.

  2. Thrift Store Initiatives: We are looking for property to launch a series of thrift stores strategically located. These thrift stores will generate supplemental income for our facilities and provide affordable goods to local residents. By fostering a sense of community and support, we will be able to uplift these neighborhoods.

  3. Recovery and Homelessness Focus: Recognizing the pressing issue of recovery and homelessness, we have incorporated rehabilitation services into our programs. We offer a helping hand to those in need, guiding them toward recovery, stability, and self-sufficiency.

  4. Education Opportunities: As part of our holistic approach, we offer access to higher education and trade school programs. This empowers individuals to acquire valuable skills and knowledge, creating a pathway to a brighter future.

Company Overview

Who We Are

Our Roots

Widows and Orphans, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to addressing the needs of both elderly individuals and foster children through the establishment of dual-purpose facilities. We are actively exploring the creation of thrift stores as an integral component of our program, specifically targeting our communities. These thrift stores will generate additional revenue to support our facilities while concurrently addressing issues related to recovery and homelessness.

The thrift stores will serve as sources of income and as centers for the community. We are committed to providing higher education opportunities to those we serve, enabling them to progress and excel in their lives.

Our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly in the actions of our initiatives. From the moment we started our work, we understood that by working together we could overcome our challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch Widows and Orphans. We strive to make a positive change in all of our pursuits.

Ways We Help

The Focus of Our Effort Include


Building Elderly Enriched Living

Change for the Better


Foster Care
Uniting Generations

Transforming Lives

Community Outreach
Higher Education

Empowering Others

Homeless and Rehabilitation 

Helping Those Who Need Us Most


Relevant, Important Updates


New Partnership with Mayima Isaac and
Child Foundation Uganda

February 4, 2022


From Idea to Reality: The Evolution of Widows and Orphans

December 10, 2021

New Partnership with Philly Mumbere and The
Open Heart Orphanage​

From Uganda

February 2, 2024


Feeding the homeless Christmas morning.

December 25, 2024

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Ways to Help

care for and serve the needs of the elderly and foster children

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Embrace the Joy of Giving: Join the Journey with Widows and Orphans

Discover the unparalleled joy of contributing to a cause that's close to your heart. By joining hands with Widows and Orphans, you're not just aiding others; you're embarking on a journey of personal fulfillment and global impact. Our collective efforts in community service and humanitarian aid are the small steps that lead to monumental changes in society.

Small Steps, Big Impact

Your participation in our volunteer programs, donations, and community outreach initiatives plays a crucial role in driving positive change. Each action you take, no matter how small, contributes to a larger narrative of hope and transformation. Together, we're not just supporting individuals; we're nurturing a culture of compassion and resilience.

A Sense of Fulfillment Like No Other

Being part of Widows and Orphans' mission offers a unique sense of satisfaction that comes from knowing you're actively contributing to making our world a better place. Whether it's through elderly care, supporting foster children, or engaging in sustainable community projects, every effort you make leaves a lasting impact.

Join Us in This Transformative Mission

We invite you to be a part of this transformative journey. Engage with us in meaningful volunteer opportunities, donate to support our cause, and spread awareness about our mission. Your involvement is a crucial step towards building a more compassionate and inclusive world.

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Join the Movement: Your Contribution Matters at Widows and Orphans

At Widows and Orphans, we believe in the power of community-driven change. Our initiatives thrive when compassionate individuals like you step forward to become a part of something bigger. Are you ready to make a meaningful difference? It's time to take that step by making a donation and joining our collective effort to uplift and support those in need.

Transform Lives through Your Support

Your contribution, whether big or small, is more than just a donation; it's a beacon of hope and a catalyst for positive change. By joining Widows and Orphans, you're not just giving funds; you're investing in a brighter future for vulnerable individuals and communities. Every donation fuels our initiatives in providing essential care, education, and support services.

Make a Lasting Impact

When you donate to Widows and Orphans, you're contributing to a sustainable and impactful mission. Your support enables us to continue our work in areas like elder care, youth mentorship, and community development. Together, we can create a world where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Be Part of Our Vision

We invite you to be an integral part of our journey. Make a donation today and join a community committed to making a real difference. Let’s unite to build a more compassionate and inclusive world, one step at a time.

In the heart of every challenge lies an opportunity.

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Do You Feel the Call to Make a Difference? Join Widows and Orphans Today!

Are you looking for a way to make a real impact in the world? Join us at Widows and Orphans, a beacon for social justice and community empowerment. Whether you're near or far, your involvement is crucial. Our upcoming event is not just an occasion; it's a rallying point for change-makers like you.

Attending our event isn't just about participation; it's about becoming part of a larger movement. Here, at Widows and Orphans, we're not just another non-profit organization. We are a family of dedicated individuals, united in our mission to uplift and support the most vulnerable in our society.

Your time, skills, and heart are invaluable to us. When you choose to support our teams, whether through volunteering, donations, or simply spreading the word, you're contributing to a cause that extends beyond the event itself. You're helping to weave a tapestry of hope and resilience that reaches into the heart of underserved communities.

How Your Support Transforms Lives

Every minute you dedicate, every resource you provide, echoes through the lives of those we serve. From fostering children to caring for the elderly, your involvement makes a tangible difference. It's not just about charity; it's about building a sustainable future where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Engage with Us: Your Path to Impactful Philanthropy

Whether you're a local volunteer, a global advocate, or a potential donor, your journey with Widows and Orphans is a path filled with purpose and passion. You're not just attending an event; you're embarking on a journey of meaningful philanthropy and community service.

We invite you to share your story, lend your voice, and join hands with us. Let's build a legacy of compassion and care that resonates across generations.

Be the Change: Attend, Support, Transform

Ready to take the next step? Visit our website, explore how you can contribute, and sign up for our next event. Together, we can create a world where every widow, every orphan, and every underserved individual feels supported, valued, and empowered.



Transform Lives with Your Time: Volunteer with Widows and Orphans Today!

At Widows and Orphans, the essence of our mission lies in the power of community involvement. We're not just an organization; we're a movement fueled by compassionate individuals dedicated to making a tangible difference. Your commitment to volunteerism is the cornerstone of this transformative journey.

Why Your Role is Pivotal

When you volunteer with us, you're not just giving your time; you're igniting change and nurturing hope in local communities. It's through the active participation of people like you that we break barriers and create a ripple effect of positive change. Each volunteer brings unique skills and perspectives that enrich our collective efforts in providing care and support to those in need.

The Impact of Your Volunteering

Your involvement goes beyond just helping out. It's about community empowerment, fostering connections, and building a sustainable future for those who need it most. As a volunteer, you're at the heart of our operations, whether it's aiding elderly care, supporting foster children, or engaging in community outreach programs.

Join Our Global Family

We invite you to join our diverse family of volunteers. Whether you're looking to contribute locally or extend your reach globally, there's a place for you in our team. Together, we can build a legacy of compassion and resilience, making a lasting impact on the lives of widows, orphans, and underserved communities.

Our Team

Get to Know the Faces behind Widows and Orphans


David Baum

Founder and CEO


Cynthia Baum

Project Manager


Richard and Cathie Schmalholz



About Us

Creating Meaningful Impact

     Since our conception in 2021, the team at Widows and Orphans has embarked on a deeply rewarding journey, passionately working to champion our cause. Our progress and achievements are a reflection of the dedication of our volunteers and staff. Coming from various walks of life, each member brings unique expertise and resources, creating a strong, multifaceted force that drives our initiatives forward. This is what enables us to achieve our goals year after year.

     In our mission, we recognize that success cannot solely be quantified in numbers. The true measure of our impact lies in the happy faces we see, the heartwarming stories we hear, and the positive feedback we receive from those whose lives we touch. These human experiences and the genuine expressions of gratitude are our most cherished indicators of success, inspiring us to continue our work with even greater zeal.

     We acknowledge that there is always more work to be done, more lives to touch, and more hearts to heal. The challenges that widows, orphans, the homeless, and those in recovery face are substantial and ongoing, but so is our commitment to making a difference. We invite you to join us in this noble endeavor. Your involvement, whether as a volunteer, donor, or advocate, can contribute significantly to our mission. By becoming part of Widows and Orphans, you will be making a tangible difference in the lives of many, helping us turn our shared vision of support and compassion into a reality.

Discover the various ways you can be a part of this impactful journey. Your support and contribution, in any form, can transform lives and foster a more caring and inclusive community.

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