Embrace Our


As an established nonprofit organization, registered in South Africa and the United States,Open Arms provides love and security to children orphaned by the AIDS pandemic.

Embrace Our


As an established nonprofit organization, registered in South Africa and the United States, Open Arms provides love and security to children orphaned by the AIDS pandemic.


The South African population living with HIV. This is among the highest infection rates in the world.


The HIV prevalence rate among pregnant women in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.


AIDS-related deaths in South Africa. On average, that’s 600 people dying from AIDS each day.


South African babies born HIV positive. That’s about 250 babies a day.

The Growing


In wake of these statistics, there will be thousands of orphaned children in the years to come in our service area. The need is there, and unfortunately, grows every day.


Kids &

Open Arms'



We exist for one reason: to provide a loving residential environment that serves the emotional, physical, and developmental needs of orphaned, abandoned and disadvantaged children in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.


Find caring partners to help us meet the needs of the children at Open Arms. Together, with the generous support of donors and the love of our volunteers and staff, we want our children to know the love of neighbor and the love of our caring God.


Raise $850,000 annually to fully support our children, from pre-school to adulthood. No one is the United States is being paid - 100% of our funds raised go to the support of the kids and efforts to raise more funds.

“To the world you may be only one person, but to ONE PERSON, you may be the WORLD.”

Dr. Seuss



We host events all year long to support these beautiful children. Come on out and join us!  We are just ordinary people with a shared passion for helping underprivileged kids.

Nov 13, 2020

Open Hearts for Open Arms
6pm CST
Online Charity Auction

More Information

DEC 7 2019

Phoenix Holiday Concert
The Wigwam Resort | Litchfield Park, AZ

More Information

Join Our


Keep up with what’s going on in our world by signing up for our newsletter! We’ll keep you posted on events, fundraising opportunities, and occasions worth celebrating.



"Through Open Arms, I was able to develop personal relationships with the staff and the children. It's truly a family, not a large corporate-type orphanage. I am proud to support this organization and I love seeing the children grow into caring, productive citizens in their community."

Brad Roberson | San Antonio, Texas


"We love being a part of the Open Arms family. It gives us such joy to know we are making a difference in the lives of the children. It is a privilege to be involved!"

Bill and Gail Allds | Sun City West, AZ

"We have watched the progress of this organization over the years and could not be more proud to play a small part in the children's lives. Open Arms is a magical place and one we are proud to support!"

Paul and Sandra Friedman  |  Goodyear, AZ

Who Are We?
    About Open Arms
    Origin Story

What’s Happening?

See for Yourself!

    Donation Options
    Opens Arms Angels

Reach Out!
    Contact Us


P.O. Box 2198
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

1 (602) 920-9958


P.O. Box 165
Komga, Eastern Cape 4950
South Africa



Bidding closes at 6pm CST today (Saturday). See you online! ☺️🛍🎉 conta.cc/3344vAR ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
We're on the move...to Day 6 of our 2020 fundraising event! Head on over to bidpal.net/openheartsforopenarms to check out some of the awesome items we have up for auction, including Super Bowl 2021 tickets, a 1965 Ford Mustang, a trip to a private island, and more! All proceeds go to support the 58 kids that call Open Arms home. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Get your Open Arms stickers yet? 🚐💙Register today for our 2020 event and you might find a surprise in your mail! 📬 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Need a reason to smile today? We'll give you 58! Join us online now for our 2020 fundraising event to support the 58 amazing children that call Open Arms "home". bidpal.net/openheartsforopenarms ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

See if your employer will match your donation. Check Here!

©2020 Open Arms Home for Children — All rights reserved.  Designed by Parallel.  |  Privacy Policy