How to Make Orphans Happy
What can we do to help orphans? It’s a common question that a lot of people don’t know how to answer. People want to help, they truly do, but feel somehow lost. Should you give gifts? Clothes? Food? Toys? What about spending time with them? Should they help children in their country or others around the world? So many questions, and so little straightforward answers.
The truth is, there’s no one right answer to all these questions. There are a lot of ways you can help orphans. In the end, how you’ll help mostly depends on your budget, the free time you have, and other things in your life. However, if you have the will to help, all you need is a little guidance. The right directions and suggestions will make things easier for you.
To help you out with all this stuff, we composed the following article. We tried to answer as many commonly asked questions as we could and include some extra suggestions on how to make orphans happy. That should encourage you to find your way of helping children who need it the most.
Naturally, the first thing you’ll want to do is to visit an orphanage. That comes before you even know what you would like to give, say, or do in general. For that reason, we made a few remarks you should read right away.
Here are some of the things you should keep in mind before you visit any orphan child:
- Treat every orphan with love and care, like she or he is a part of your life. They are not “others” but part of your world, so they should feel like they belong with you.
- Although you shouldn’t use an orphanage for your publicity, you can raise a voice asking for other people’s help. Talk with other people about helping orphans and promote institutions to gather up more means for children who need it.
- Don’t address a child with an “orphan”. Use her or his full name or brother, sister, son, daughter, etc.
- You shouldn’t visit a particular orphanage just once. Children without parents need a constant thing in their life, and you won’t be a stranger to them after one visit. They might (once again) feel left out or abandoned. Try to be a part of their journey, which will help them the most.
- Lastly, don’t forget that everything that brings happiness to a kid does the same to an orphan kid. You can’t go wrong no matter what you choose to give, say, or do. You want to give orphans all the love and support they lack in life, but not to make them feel different in a negative way.