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Portion for Orphans was founded in 2003 by Sally Allred Lockett and John Lundstedt to raise public awareness about orphans worldwide, improve the quality of care provided to orphans, as well as to promote and encourage adoption. This not-for-profit organization was established to respond to the call in James 1:27.

The name Portion for Orphans comes from the passage in Deuteronomy 24, which calls us to set aside a portion for those who are in need.

Portion for Orphans is based in Marshall, Texas and is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Since inception, we have been working with orphanages in Kenya, India, China, Nepal, Russia, Peru and other countries. We are continually looking for opportunities to increase public awareness about orphans, improve the care they receive, and promote their physical and spiritual development.