Rescue kids in crisis

About Us

Founded in 2007, Helping Orphans Worldwide (HOW) is a non-profit organization committed to providing hope, health and security to abused, abandoned and neglected people living in deprived areas of the world. Our work has so far taken us to Southeast Asia, specifically Vietnam and the Philippines, where we work to improve the lives of needy people using a hands-on, grass roots approach to affect positive change. Here, we have found children who have fallen through the cracks of humanity – people who do not fit into the “categories” currently being assisted by worldwide organizations

Our Promise
Helping people around the world
Making a difference
100% Direct giving


Whether it’s sharing a post, sending an email, or donating, you can help change the lives of Vietnamese children.

Vietnam Volunteers
Free Hugs Vietnam plays a vital role in HOW’s local volunteer initiative.  Local and online marketing brings forth hundreds of volunteers which are then pre-screened, interviewed and finally oriented into the HOW volunteer infrastructure. Approximately 50 of the most enthusiastic and dedicated HOW volunteers have been placed by the Free Hugs Vietnam program each year.

An online or local fundraiser is a great way to engage family friends and your local community to join you in pursuit of your goal. Build your own page online, contact family and friends via e-mail, host a local party – the opportunities are endless.

​Contact HOW for a complete list of fundraising concepts and personalized support.

You can support the work of HOW with an online donation.