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Saundra's Haven History


Saundra's Haven was named and created in my sister's memory. Saundra died at the age of 38 from severe cardio pulmonary hypertension disease. My sister's caring and patient nature touched everyone around her, so much that, during her funeral service, one of her students, "Eric" gave a eulogy. The phrase that gripped me the most was, "Mrs. Brown took the time to teach me how to read and build my confidence in reading aloud".

Shortly thereafter, in 2006, I went on a church sponsored mission to Nairobi, Kenya. I remember one day sitting out in the field and being in amazement that I, a kid from the inner city of Compton, California was here in "Africa"!  I noticed myself becoming intrigued by what Pastor Joe and Alice the founder's of the orphanage were doing at their compound, that I thought to myself, how can we bring this back to the United States and help our inner city communities. This vision/quest began the formation of Saundra's Haven. 

We are a 501 (C) 3 ID# 20-8440110      DUNS# 827479176 

We are accepting donations and grants. As a fully authorized organization by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), donations to Saundra's Haven are fully deductible.