About Open Arms

Open Arms Home for Children is an established non-profit organization registered in South Africa and the United States. Founded by Bob and Sallie Solis of Arizona, the Home provides love and security to children orphaned by the AIDS pandemic in South Africa.

Open Arms Home for Children is committed to raising the children in our care to adulthood. Our model is to place 6-8 children in cottages with a permanent house mother. The children go to pre-school on our property and attend elementary and high school in the local community. We aim to serve the whole child: developmentally, physically and spiritually.

Open Arms Home for Children is a human service organization. As such, our children are served regardless of background, race, economic status or religion. Likewise, our donors come from all faiths and backgrounds, united in simple service to children in need.

Located about 75 km northeast of East London, South Africa, Open Arms sits on a beautiful 70-acre hilltop property. We are currently expanding our capacity to serve seventy children.

God has blessed this project since its inception with caring donors, staff and volunteers. We feel privileged to carry out this important work.