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About Us

200 Orphanages incorporated in 2007 and received nonprofit status in 2008. We immediately began our mission to help raise awareness and funds for building projects to better serve orphans. Our mission includes providing volunteers and donors tangible ways to make a direct difference in the lives of orphans.

By 2010, we had hosted our first fundraiser and made our first distribution of funds to an orphanage in Haiti for NPH International. The funds were used to expand the orphanage in the wake of the 2010 earthquake to make room for more children.

Since then, volunteers have mobilized and organized fundraisers, and hundreds of supporters have participated and donated to complete projects such as family-style orphan homes, security walls, outdoor kitchens, and clean water wells. Some generous donors have underwritten complete projects, while others have traveled to project sites–all to help make the life of an orphan a bit brighter.

As an all-volunteer organization, we direct 100% of your donated funds to projects that serve orphans. Check out our Blog to learn more about Your Impact.

For the Children,

Jan Hanson, Founder and Director

Please donate online or send donations to:
200 Orphanages Worldwide
704 228th Ave NE #236
Sammamish, WA 98074

200 Orphanages Worldwide is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. As a not-for-profit organization, all program fees and donations are tax-deductible for U.S. residents.

Our Leadership

Such a delight to help the Angel of Mercy kids with their first finger paintings ever!

Jan Hanson, Duvall, WA

Jan Hanson traveled to Peru in January 2007 and while there, she helped build a security wall around a poor neighborhood school. As she stacked mud bricks, the tears flowed and she was determined to do spend her life making a difference in the lives of orphans. She decided to use her 20 years in corporate marketing, and her background as a journalist to help raise awareness and funds to build safe shelter for orphans.

Jason Hastings, Board Member, Treasurer

Jason Hastings, Sammamish WA

Jason Hastings has a heart for children. He’s served on the board since 2008 and recently joyfully accepted the treasurer position. As a Microsoft employee, he had us enroll in the matching donation program and we received 100% match from Microsoft employees when the donate because of Jason. Jason contributes his  business expertise and skills in online advertising and marketing.

Brodie Miller, Attorney at Law, Rinke Noonan, St. Cloud MN

Brodie Miller, St. Cloud, MN

Brodie Miller joined our board about 4 years ago. He’s a steady rock as we continue to grow and build. He’s active in helping us ensure we remain a strong, solid organization. Having his keen legal expertise helps us in our programming and any legalities. He works as an attorney with Rinke Noonan Law Firm in St. Cloud MN.

Lisa Marie Hanson

Lisa Marie Hanson

Lisa has recently been admitted to the Minnesota State Bar, and hopes to help families with trust and estate issues. Her private practice is Hanson Law Practice LLS. She also works full time at SUPERVALU in their corporate office, has two beautiful daughters. Lisa finds time to run marathons, ride horseback and now, offer her time and talents to our organization. As an adoptee she has a soft spot in her  heart for orphans and will be a great asset to our board.

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Sarah Rodrigues

Sarah has about 8 years of experience working in the technology industry. She is currently pursuing her MBA from the University of Washington and will graduate next summer. Sarah is the co-founder of a non-profit organization called Shika Charities. Shika Charities raises funds for underprivileged children who need cancer treatment in India and increases cancer awareness among women in India.

Sarah recently moved to the Seattle area a few years ago and has been looking for an opportunity to make a difference. She loves children and is looking forward to making a difference as part of 200 Orphanages Worldwide.

MilindLele

Milind LeLe

Milind sees children as the future of our world.

He brings more than two decades of experience in innovation and organizational leadership. Born and raised in India, he immigrated to the United States in 1993 and has lived in the Seattle area since 2001. He got his MBA from University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. Milind has extensive experience in design thinking and creative problem solving for technology, business processes and service design. He hopes to use his entrepreneurial skills to raise awareness and funds for orphan children.

Kira Brown

Kira Brown,  Virtual Assistant

Kira Brown,
Virtual Assistant

Kira graduated from CSU Fullerton in 2013 and works full time as the executive assistant for the CEO and CFO of OrthAlign.

Always innovative and industrious, Kira worked with children, babysitting, serving as a nanny, and teaching swim lessons. She is inspired by children, their vibrancy and their outlook on life and wants every child to have the opportunity to thrive. When she heard the 200 Orphanages story, she was inspired to get involved and to donate her time to a cause that meant something to her. She is currently our virtual assistant, helping to keep us organized as well as keeping our supporters informed on projects and our website current.