Donations of Money, Goods or Services


DSCN1965Watoto Kicheko depends on the kindness of our volunteers and donors, and there are many ways you can help us to support our children. The love we give our children is free, but practical things, like food and clothing, rent and utility bills, school and hospital fees, can be very expensive!

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Cheapest and simplest (includes localization for European countries):

You can donate, using the PayPal ‘Donate’ button, above. But also, you can volunteer at the orphanage and teach the kids, donate goods or services, and sponsor children to go to school. All our financial support comes from generous and caring people like you, so we always appreciate monetary donations as well, no matter how small.

Mpesa and TigoPesa for East Africans:

  • Watoto Kicheko
    TigoPesa: +255 676 074 793
    Mpesa: +255 764 074 793

Address for letters, gifts and other donations

  • Watoto Kicheko
    PO Box 14311
    Arusha Tanzania

Donations via Checks:

  • Laughter of a Child Foundation
    2885 E. Quail Ave.,
    Las Vegas, NV 89120

For US citizens and US corporate citizens:

The “Laughter of a child foundation” is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3). Please note our federal tax number: EIN 46-4875575 in your records. From the state of Nevada, the “Laughter of a child foundation”, a nonprofit corporation, has received a “Charitable-Solicitation Registration Statement” For further information, see:

What do Orphanages and Baby Homes Need?

Orphanages and baby homes can vary a great deal. Some specialize in infants and toddlers, some take in school-going children and some look after a mixture of ages. The youngest Watoto Kicheko child now is about 20 months; several are still undersized and below 10 kilos. But all of our children are growing up, and their needs will change. Some of the most urgent things we need, things we use all the time, include food, clothing, toys, educational toys and devices and, of course, monetary donations. We do not need adult clothing, for example, or clothing that is in very bad condition, and we discourage our children from consuming sweets, soda and the like. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have and we can advise about our current priorities.


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