The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “I and the person who looks after an orphan and provides for him, will be in Paradise like this,” putting his index and middle fingers together. [Sahih Al-Bukhari]
Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus (UofT) was launched in 2003 as a voluntary student initiative, aiming to bring awareness to the situation of orphans and fundraise to sponsor orphans, trying to do what we can in helping out our global family, in the hopes of giving these kids a better life & future. The orphans are sponsored through Govt. of Canada registered charities and the donation covers education, health, food, shelter and other basic necessities for the orphans.
Since then, our efforts have been truly blessed:
Accumulatively in just 11 years, we’ve fundraised over $600,000!
This will enable us to annually sponsor over 140 orphans from over 24 countries, spanning 4 continents.
Our aim is to continue to help the orphans all over the world, to the best of our abilities year after year.
We hope to achieve our aim by also encouraging and aiding others to start up similar orphan sponsorship initiatives at their university, school, campus, association, community, etc.
For further detailed information about ways to donate, how much it costs to sponsor an orphan for a year, countries of sponsorship, and donor opportunities Click Here
Please note: Following our success, many other University & High School campuses as well as other Youth groups all over North America, have initiated similar campaigns. A number of them are using the acronym (OSP) or even calling themselves the ‘Orphan Sponsorship Program’. Our hearts go out to such campaigns, as such initiatives could further help make a positive difference in the lives of orphans, but we would like to point out that all such student groups, fundraising programs and initiatives are entirely not connected, not related and have no affiliation at all with the Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) that began at University of Toronto St. George Campus. We kindly request such other intiatives to clearly identify themselves as being distinct from our original and independent program so as to avoid any confusion, thank you.