our projects

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How and Why We Choose Our Projects

Turkey currently has the largest number of Syrian refugees with about 2.2 million.  The next biggest Syrian refugee locations are Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq, in that order.  Unfortunately those are not very safe places to be right now.  So Turkey is both the location of the biggest need in terms of refugee numbers, and also it is a safe country for us to operate in and help out.

In evaluating new projects, we ask the following five key questions:
·       What can we do to improve the comfort of these are the children today? (Leaving out OUR ideas of what the children may need.  We stick to the facts on the ground, not our assumptions or ideas.)
·       What can we do to meet those specific needs now?
·       How can we maximize and amplify the impact of money raised?
·       How can we ensure the goods provided reach the children in need of help?
·       How can we best demonstrate to donors the impact of their gifts?

Improving the lives of refugee children one child at a time.

​​​​Can't decide on a project?  Feel free to contribute to our general fund.  We will be sure to allocate the funds to the project in most need. 

What If projects have overages?
If the fundraising goal for this project is exceeded, we will first seek to apply the extra funds to this project.  If this is not possible for any reason, the fundraising overage will be applied to another One Refugee Child, at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

What if projects get canceled or changed where will funds go?  
One Refugee Child raises funds for projects in areas that are subject to shifting governematal polocies and dynamic circumstances. If the scope of an ORC project changes, or needs to be changed due to shifting circumstances on the ground, t=ORC will provide documentation of the situation, and alert donors.  ORC will ask donors to re-assign funds to another project.  

General Fund

Gifts to the general fund will be applied to the most urgent or appropriate One Refugee Child project, at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Gifts may be used this fiscal year, or in future fiscal years.

We are an approved 501(c)3 organization under section 501(c) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. 

Allocation of Project Funds

All of our projects are ongoing and updates can be found on our Facebook page.