News & Events


Update on Dorms March 2019

March 22, 2019 Dear Friends of HCIC I wanted to keep you updated on the situation at the orphanage since the government came and tore down the dormitories the children live in at the end of January. If you recall the government cited that they were not up to code  and gave them 90 days […]


Urgent Need–Two New Dorms

Cost to finish: $25,000 At the end of January Kenyan government officials came unannounced to the GCSC orphanage site and tore down the corrugated steel structures that served as dormitories for the children. They were told that they did not meet code and are required to provide brick structures for the children within 90 days. […]


February 2019 Report

General Church Helping Children in Crisis February 2019 The committee is currently slowly making forward progress implementing procedures that have greater transparency with the General Church in Kenya orphanage. We are implementing a new financial system that allows for trackable, cashless transactions (Mpesa) and building better connections between the orphanage and an outside accounting firm […]


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 […]