We unite people separated by war and tragedy, rebuild loving families for orphans and widows, and create networks of local churches and rescue centers.
In the Field
It all starts with indigenous Kinship churches led by native pastors who understand the troubles and needs of their communities.
A New Family
These Kinship churches focus on caring for orphans and widows, side by side. Widows act as caregivers for the children in a loving, family environment within the church.
100% of your donation enables the churches to offer long-term care and serve the community as relief centers, water sources, feeding programs, schools, medical clinics, and more.
Mother Teresa once said, "If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."
Kinship in its simplest form is a way to give broken people a place to belong.
But how? By bringing disparate people into the most important community: the church. Kinship brings orphans, widows, and refugees into local churches and rescue centers, and gives everyone the opportunity to thrive.
Belonging is at the core of Kinship. Will you give orphans, widows, and refugees a place to belong and the chance to thrive?
Our team of six founders are a tight knit group of individuals who have worked together for years. They have an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges and qualities of each of the Kinship communities.
Through Skype calls, Q&A sessions, mission trips in country, etc. you can get to know this incredible team. These men are on the front lines, and have firsthand stories about the kids in our Kinships to share. Through them, you can get a portrait of what it's really like to live in our Kinships.
Kinship is all about connection, and we want you to be as close as you can to the change you make possible.
John - Uganda
Peter - Cambodia
Jack - Cambodia
Paulus - Indonesia
Ben - Kenya
Craig - United States
Kinship United was founded in 1999, back when it was known as Warm Blankets Orphan Care. What started as one family's desire to care for Cambodian orphans turned into an ever-growing community dedicated to changing the lives of disparate people.
At the heart of Kinship United is the desire to draw people together through the love of Christ and to create a place where people can belong. The Kinship United team is a diverse group of people who have been brought together by the desire to spread Kinship worldwide. We feel privileged to unite hurting people with the local church, and we wouldn't be able to do it without our partners in outpost locations around the world.