Just the Facts
The bleak, haunting eyes of the children express it all. Hunger, famine and disease are rampant throughout the world. The African continent is plagued by AIDS, Ebola and famine leaving millions homeless and starving. The Caribbean, Central America, and South America are devastated by the millions of street children, living on the streets, panhandling for their food. Some as young as five roam the streets in search of the next meal from a trash can. Some make mud cakes to eat in the poorest of poor countries. It is heart wrenching to see. Many young people including children have been lured into the sexual human trafficking world out of hunger and need to sleep under shelter. This is the most horrendous injustice and oppression of our time! Slavery, of the young and helpless, the hungry and the naive, has to be stopped and The Stars Foundation are serving as a voice to the silent by advocating for them in parliaments, on television and the airwaves around the world.
The Stars Foundation is comprised of entertainment and corporate leaders as well as people of position and influence. The organization was formed to serve as catalyst to raise awareness of the issues, so that funding could be generated for our own internal programs as well as those of our worthy charitable partners. We have been fortunate to aid families and children by distributing medicines, food and necessities of life over the past two decades. Our Financial Accountability clearly showcases our scope and direction and details a partial list of our goods-in-kind distribution. Aid has been sent to Africa, the Caribbean, Central America and the United States of America supporting several worthy causes and organizations.
The Stars Foundation has provided a means for organizations around the world to generate income for their own charities and programs that would help children left behind, not only by AIDS and Ebola, but disasters, wars and poverty. The UN statistics clearly document that the number of Orphans and Street Children has increased to over 140 million orphans worldwide, under the definition UNICEF defines for orphans.
A speech written by Lord David Alton, a former member of the UK Parliament, supports the rational why a United Nations (UN) sanctioned day is being called for by Orphan Care Organizations around the world. The Stars Foundation stands with Lord David Alton in seeking and proposing a UN sanctioned day. Click here to see the speech by Lord David Alton. Lord Alton’s speech serves as a manifesto for our organization to propose to the United Nations, along with our Celebrity Supporters and Ambassadors of Goodwill, that a UN sanctioned World Orphans Day is justified.
In 2015 over 450 Mayors, municipal leaders and organizations around the world celebrated World Orphans Day on November 9. Each year, on the Second Monday in November, many cities in nations around the world proclaim the day and showcase the needs of these most vulnerable children.
It is our goal is to have every nation proclaim World Orphans Day so that the plight can be addressed by the leading developed countries, corporations and NGO’s to respond to the need of the children impoverished and left behind by these causes of AIDS, disasters, war, and poverty.