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Championing the Cause of
World Orphans Day Around the World

There are over
Orphans in the world.

- UNICEF 2017

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The Second Monday in November

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The bleak, haunting eyes of the children express it all. Hunger is rampant throughout the world. Seventy percent of the 153,000,000 orphans claim hunger as the number one problem they face. The African continent is plagued by AIDS, War and famine, leaving millions homeless and starving. If you are reading this, you have the power to make a difference. The Stars Foundation™ has joined the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and is focusing on Sustainable Development Goal #2: This goal is targeted: By 2030 to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. The partners of the United Nations Sustainable Goals Initiative have promised to achieve ending hunger by 2030. As a committed partner in support of the UN Sustainable Development Initiative, we need your help!!


"By the end of the decade, it would take 80,000 orphanages that hold 500 children each just to house the children orphaned by AIDS in sub Saharan Africa alone."
- AIDS Orphans and Street Children

2,102,400 more children become orphans every year in Africa alone.
- Food for Orphans

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Every 18 SECONDS a child becomes an orphan.
- Food for Orphans

400,000 orphans die every year of malnutrition
- Food for Orphans

8 out of 10 children orphaned by AIDs live in Sub Saharan Africa

99% of orphans will never become adopted.
- Food for Orphans

There are estimated over 1.2 million trafficked children each year globally.

20 million children are orphaned in India.
- SOS Children Villages

Out of the 21.3 million refugees worldwide, half are under 18 years old

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The Project: World Orphans Day

WHY? The Number of Children Orphaned by AIDS Continues to Grow

The pandemic of homeless and orphaned children is exponentially growing, leaving 140 million children orphaned or displaced globally. Children who have been orphaned or rendered vulnerable by AIDS are among the most impoverished children of the world- currently over 15,000,000. The orphan crisis, (including displaced children from wars, natural disasters and AIDS) creates a humanitarian and economic challenge that our global society must urgently address- There are more than 53.1 million orphans in Sub Sahara Africa alone. The fragile and vulnerable children left behind from these wars, natural disasters and famine, create an unfathomable poverty that renders addressing hunger as a top priority for our global humanitarian society; Over 60 million orphans go to bed hungry every night.

WHEN? – The Second Monday of November each year

The second Monday in November is observed each year to raise awareness of the plight of orphans and displaced children around the world. To commemorate and strengthen the ideals of humanitarian goodwill towards these children, global non–governmental organizations, humanitarian aid organizations, civic groups, and individuals are asked to observe World Orphans Day in their own diverse, effective way. It is trademarked and is supported by national and international media.


The global community promotes the day and raises funds for their own community organizations by creating events and fundraising challenges online and in the community. The money stays in their own communities for programs that support displaced children, orphans and youth at risk programs.


College and University Rallies, Prayer Vigils, Motorcycle or Bicycle Rides, 5 km Walks, Concerts, are just a few of the many ideas that you can implement in your community.

WHO? Types of Organizations That Have Joined in The Campaign:

Major non-profit humanitarian aid organizations; Church groups; College campuses; Homes for Children in the USA; Sports Clubs and Soccer organizations; Youth organizations and High School Clubs; Women’s civic clubs ; Orphanages in various countries; Governmental offices in the USA and abroad; Governmental agencies, such as AMICAALL chapters (Alliances of Mayors in Africa); External Event organizers holding events in October and November; Television and radio stations; Faith based organizations in different cultures.


We do not solicit funds from the grassroots campaign around the globe. We will market products including iTunes theme song each year and other products that will designate monies to the internal World Orphans Fund of The Stars Foundation™ to be distributed globally through major non-profit partners in numerous countries.

If you are a grassroots organization, we wish for the monies to stay in the countries they are raised in for the local children’s charities. Our college and church program for Adopt a Village will send directly to our national headquarters for distribution to our Orphanage Support list.

Please do not request grants, as we are an entertainment industry driven nonprofit campaign and trust our external nonprofit partners to make good stewardship decisions with the monies we direct to them.

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The Stars Foundation


Who Are We?

An entertainment industry 501(c)3 organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness to the plight of children orphaned or displaced by poverty, war, AIDS and natural disasters. Funds are distributed to humanitarian aid non-profits and NGO's. We are the initiating organization for World Orphans Day. Cheryl Robeson Piggott is the CEO and Founder of The Stars Foundation and World Orphans Day

Who Has Supported Us?

• Shawn Parr
• Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku
• Princess Elizabeth of Serbia
• David Thompson
• Bobby Jones
• Bart Kofoed
• Sen. Alexander
• Lt. Gov. Forest
• Brad Maule
• Vince Gill
• Bob Losure
• Al Del Greco
• Pat Ryan
• Randy Owen
• Carl Zander
• Sam Wyche
• Buddy Jewell

• Kix Brooks
• Senator Lamar Slexander
• Dyan Cannon
• Dr. Hetherwick Ntaba
• President Peter Mutharika
• Lord David Alton
• Jeff Bates
• Nicole C. Mullen
• Gov. Bill Haslam
• Geoff Bodine
• Darrell Waltrip
• John Andretti
• Willie T. Ribbs
• Patrick Allen
• Boomer Esaison
• Paul Overstreet
• Donnie Allison
• Don Schiltz
• Lee Greenwood
• Sterlin Marlin


The combined efforts of our grassroots World Changers Team around the world, Ambassadors of Goodwill, Honorary Chairs, Media Sponsors, Donors, Corporate Partners and the passionate future leaders of tomorrow will:

Send HOPE to organizations who receive funding through the local grassroots events.
Send HOPE through International Broadcast generating donations to feed, shelter and protect the most vulnerable children of the world.
Send HOPE by empowering leading top rated humanitarian aid organizations.
Send HOPE by empowering mayor’s programs for community based orphan support through AMICAALL chapters in Africa proclaiming the Second Monday in November each year as World Orphans Day™.

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How Will it Get Back to the Children?

We encourage children, youth groups, schools, organizations, college sororities and fraternities to raise funds for their own favorite charities that support vulnerable, displaced children and foster or orphaned children.

Additionally, throughout the year, The Stars Foundation™ campaigns including product marketing, television projects, and music related products which are developed for the purpose of donating a portion of proceeds to a newly created fund called the World Orphans Fund of The Stars Foundation™.

This Fund targets supporting in-house projects such as Victory Mountain, and strategic partner’s programs and orphanages worldwide. We do not take grant proposals from individual orphanages. We give through established charitable organizations which we have a working relationship, and are helping promote World Orphans Day™.

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Cheryl Robeson Piggott

Cheryl Robeson Piggott

Founder & CEO

Cheryl Robeson Piggott brings twenty-two years of experience in celebrity marketing, promotions, international relationships and philanthropic event coordination, to her role as Chairman and President of The Stars Foundation™ and World Orphans Day™.

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As a board member, Cheryl was instrumental in bringing the 300 celebrity studded golf event, The Crosby, to her home state of North Carolina. The tournament, led by Bing Crosby’s wife Kathryn, enjoyed a prosperous thirteen year span at the prestigious Bermuda Run Golf Course. Millions of dollars for charitable causes were raised via this event. Cheryl served as co-board member with Rita Hayworth’s daughter, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan on the
national Alzheimer’s Association.

A philanthropic agenda has always been the foundation and business platform for Cheryl. She has dedicated her heart’s passion to support charitable organizations by teaming up with compassionate celebrities. International media campaigns have been created for charitable events such as World Orphans Day™, Rolling Thunder® (consisting of 900,000 attendees), International Day of Peace (United Nations), and an International Day of Prayer
(Washington, D.C. at the Capitol). Under Cheryl’s direction, numerous national and international media driven campaigns and philanthropic causes have reached a consumer audience topping 250 million armchair viewers.

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Cheryl Robeson Piggott

Social Activist
Advocacy for Orphans & Children’s Welfare, Humanitarian Aid, Philanthropic Causes


Cheryl Robeson Piggott, CEO & Founder; World Orphans Day
Tel: (615) 428-5624 | Email: cheryl@TheStarsFoundation.net

Roger J. Piggott, Sponsor Relations & Television Production & Broadcast
Tel: (704) 978-9054 | Email: roger@TheStarsFoundation.net

The Stars Foundation, 105 Westpark Dr. Ste 350 Brentwood, TN 37027