All monies go directly to the orphanage.  There are no New York administrative/ fund raising costs (other than accounting fees for the 990 and a $40/month bank fee).  All other New York work is on a volunteer basis. This is a 501(c)(3) organization — all contributions are fully tax-deductible.

Your donations to the Tree of Life Orphanage can be put to use in several ways.

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  • It costs about $60 per student per month to support a child with food and clothing;
  • It costs about $25 per student per month to educate that child;
  • There are special times during the year that need funding, e.g., holiday parties and school supplies.

Any contribution is welcome. You may specify what aspect of the orphanage you wish to support or just make a general contribution. Also, you may wish to support us by donating once a month or once a year.

Every two months or so, a Friends of the Tree of Life Orphanage letter is sent out, updating you on what is going on. So, be sure to include your address and e-mail when making a donation.


Your donations will make a difference in each child’s life and give him/her a hope for the future.


To donate via mail, please make checks payable to “Friends of the Tree of Life Orphanage, Inc.” and mail to:


Friends of the Tree of Life Orphanage
P.O. Box 324
Katonah, New York 10536

To donate on line through our secure donation page at PayPal click the donate button below.


You can specify what how you would like your donation to be used in the memo of the check (ex: “Food”), or it will go into our general fund and be used where it is most needed.


We are grateful for your caring donations and have hopeful expectations of making a huge difference in the lives of children and adults in Haiti.