News & Events


HCIC Third Annual Coffee Day, and a Quilt Raffle!

TIME: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 7 LOCATION: Be Well Bakery and Cafe, 2651 Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 Come get a cup of coffee and a treat to benefit Helping Children in Crisis! HCIC committee members will be there from 10:00 am-2:00 pm to answer questions, tell stories, and show pictures of […]


Report from Kay Alden, HCIC Chair, while in Etora, Kenya

Thanks to a very generous private donation intended for this specific purpose, HCIC was able to send some of their committee members over to Kenya this summer. This provides the opportunity to check up on the welfare of the children in person, touch base and interact with the people who are caring for the children, […]


Look How Far We Have Come

I would like to start by thanking all the many generous people who have supported Helping Children in Crisis (HCIC) in the year and a half we have been in existence.  With your help we are truly making a difference to the children in the General Church Sacred Care orphanage in Etora, Kenya. A year […]


Fire at the boys’ High-School

  !!URGENT!! Eight of the orphans go to an all-boys boarding high-school. Due to a suspected overworked electrical transformer, their dormitory suffered a catastrophic fire last night. *None of the Boys were Hurt* BUT they did loose the few possessions they had (mattresses, bedsheets, towels, school uniforms, shoes, and socks). This loss amounts to about $350 […]


Winter 2014 Quarterly Report

Helping Children in Crisis Quarterly Report Winter 2014, Kay Alden, Chair HCIC HCIC is a committee of volunteers that operates under the General Church Office of Outreach.  Our committees was formed to create a standard of practice for distributing charitable funds and establish an avenue for financial support to children in situations of need. Our […]


Land Purchased for Orphanage!

GREAT NEWS!!!! Thanks to several generous donations in the month of December HCIC acquired the funds to purchase a parcel land adjacent to the church. This land will be the future location of two dormitories and an eating pavilion and will provide space for the children to play.  Currently they have very little space to […]


Recent Snap Shots of the Sacred Care Orphanage – Grant Odhner

This August I travelled to Etora to teach a two-week session of courses to some students studying for the ministry. The Etora New Church which hosts the Theological School sessions also hosts the General Church Sacred Care Orphanage, with its 65 orphans.   Kay Alden had asked me to take photos of the children and […]


Fall 2013 Quarterly Report

Helping Children in Crisis Quarterly Report Fall 2013, Kay R. Alden, Chair HCIC HCIC is a committee of volunteers that operates under the General Church Office of Outreach.  Our committees was formed to create a standard of practice for distributing charitable funds and establish an avenue for financial support to children in situations of need. Our mission […]