News & Events


2018 Raffle Winner

The raffle of a watercolor painting of a lamb by Tania Alden earned over $900 toward bringing in electricity to the church/school/orphanage. Thank you everyone who participated. Here is a picture of the artist’s daughter Liesel picking the winning ticket. The winner would like to remain anonymous until after Christmas. We will announce the winner […]


HCIC October 2018 Report

October 2018 Dear Sponsors, Donors and Friends of Helping Children in Crisis, Introduction             It has been a while since our last update and we apologize for the long silence.  Please bear with this lengthy report as we bring you up to date on our recent work to support 34 orphans in Etora, Kenya. A […]


Painting Raffle Fall 2018

We are raffling a beautiful watercolor painting by Tania Alden, 32″ x 25″ framed, entitled “I Shall Not Want”. The drawing will be held Sunday, December 9, 2018. Winner will be notified by phone. Tickets are $5 each, or 6 for $25. Buy raffle tickets here. Proceeds will go toward the General Fund for supporting 33 […]


Support from artist Richard Cook

Helping Children in Crisis is honored to have the support of American Portrait Artist, Richard Cook. Cook’s recent collection of paintings featuring people and animals from Kenya goes on display at the Swedenborg Library April 8 and will run until May 25th. Mr. Cook is generously donating 20% of the sales of this exhibit to […]


March 2018 Report

Report from Helping Children in Crisis (HCIC)– March 2018 Supporting General Church Sacred Cared (GCSC) in Etora, Kenya Children/young adults: We currently have 33 children and young adults in our care. 8 children attend the New Church elementary school and the others are either boarding in local secondary schools or attending various vocational training programs. […]


2017 Quilt Raffle Winner

It is with great pleasure we announce that the winner of the HCIC quilt raffle is Valerie Reuter from Glenview, IL. The winning ticket was pulled by Lori Odhner at the informal church service in Bryn Athyn PA. Please join us in congratulating Valerie in her winning ticket and a big thank you to all […]


2017 Quilt Raffle

It’s that time of year again when we hold our annual HCIC raffle! This year we have received a generous donation from Beth Alden and Lori Odhner who have sewn a fabulous hand made queen size quilt lovingly crafted from beautiful African material! Both sides are truly lovely and it is therefore completely reversible. The […]


September 2017 Report

Helping Children in Crisis Report  – September 2017 Kay R. Alden, HCIC Chair   In March HCIC hired Samson’s daughter, Dorothy Mogusu, as a Liaision to be on site with the children, visit those attending high school and vocational school, keep school and health records, communicate our expectation to the children, provide needed information about […]


August 2017 Report

Helping Children in Crisis report August 2017 Kay R. Alden, Chair The high school students are back at the church/orphanage for their month long school holiday and everyone is enjoying being together. Two of our young adults, Winny and Benjamin, recently reached a level of self sufficiency that they no longer need to be supported […]