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Coptic Orphans, Merrifield, Virginia

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Address: P.O. Box 2881
Merrifield, Virginia  22116  
United States
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 100
Number of People Being Served: 10000
EIN: 54-1637257
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Mission Statement


To unlock the God-given potential of disadvantaged children in Egypt and so transform a generation who will have the courage to transform the next.

Description


Coptic Orphans was founded in 1988 when Egyptian-American Nermien Riad returned to the Egypt of her early childhood on a tour of duty with the US government. She found a country that, despite a rich heritage and decades of foreign aid, still grappled with widespread poverty and illiteracy. She organized volunteers in Egypt and members of the Coptic Diaspora abroad for the common cause of a better Egypt. Today, as a professional Coptic development organization, we stand where our founder began in 1988: with feet firmly planted both in native Egypt and in nations of diaspora around the world. We leverage worldwide professional expertise and global resources so that the children of Egypt can break the cycle of poverty for themselves and others.

Coptic Orphans was founded in 1988 when Egyptian-American Nermien Riad returned to the Egypt of her early childhood on a tour of duty with the US government. She found a country that, despite a rich heritage and decades of foreign aid, still grappled with widespread poverty and illiteracy. She organized volunteers in Egypt and members of the Coptic Diaspora abroad for the common cause of a better Egypt. Today, as a professional Coptic development organization, we stand where our founder began in 1988: with feet firmly planted both in native Egypt and in nations of diaspora around the world. We leverage worldwide professional expertise and global resources so that the children of Egypt can break the cycle of poverty for themselves and others.

Mission Statement: To unlock the God-given potential of disadvantaged children in Egypt and so transform a generation who will have the courage to transform the next.

Organizational Statement of Faith


Our commitment to our Christian faith Our work is for the glory of God alone. All of our activities are consistent with our Christian faith. We maintain the highest levels of integrity, accountability, and excellence in order to become faithful stewards who return to the master our talents multiplied many times over. We welcome participants regardless of religion, race, gender, or ethnicity because our work bears witness to the perfect love and justice of God's Kingdom. Our commitment to a Christian development approach Participants in our programs are full bearers of every inherent dignity and human right because they are created in the image of God. By increasing the capacity to understand, access, and exercise their rights, participants can realize their true identity and discover their true calling: to bear witness to the Kingdom of God by becoming agents of transformation in their families, communities, and nation.


Denominational Affiliations


Eastern Orthodox


Local Affiliation



Program Type:


Youth Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes