Who We Are
We are Orbie for Orphans, a 501(c)3 founded to bring the light of Christ into the dark world of orphans and foster children. It all began when Hal and Stephanie Brown created Oodles World, an exciting entertainment company driven by a cast of animated characters that children can readily relate to. One of the key characters is a firefly named Orbie. Being the wise leader, Orbie’s words are golden. He is the one who sheds light by presenting God’s incredible truth in a fun and loving way. Check out www.oodlesworld.com for upcoming adventures for the entire family! Hal and Stephanie wanted to create a non-profit ministry out of Oodles World that would focus exclusively on getting help to orphans and foster children. As a result, Orbie for Orphans was formed in early 2011.
Meanwhile, a couple named Carl and Jill Toth were falling in love with orphans as well, and the more they learned, they more their hearts were broken for these children. In 2010 they traveled to China to adopt a 5 year old little girl they named Collins. As they were able to visit Collins’ orphanage, they were able to meet children there who would soon age out at 14 and go to the streets. In seeing the unthinkable realities that orphans face, God was calling them to take the next step to head up Orbie for Orphans. In 2011 Carl resigned after 25 years of being a Pastor to become the Executive Director and Jill became the Assistant Executive Director. Carl and Jill are “living their dream” as they lead this organization to touch the lives of orphans around the world.