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Volunteer Labor

Orphan Grain Train volunteers have given more than 4.1 million hours of work since 1992, sorting, packing, and shipping items with love and care.
FY 2021-22 had 121,773.70 volunteer hours valued at $1,095,963.30 if paid $9/hour.

Freight Cost

One 40-ft.-long ocean-going freight container will cost between $4,000 and $19,000 to ship, an average of $11 for each box of relief supplies shipped.

Total Shipments

A total of 257 shipments were shipped in FY 2021-22; 99 internationally to 23 different countries and 158 domestic deliveries. That makes 4,230 shipments worldwide since 1992.
Annually, OGT ships approximately $40 million worth of reusable goods, aid and food worldwide.

Perfect Score for OGT!

Charity Navigator is America’s premier independent charity evaluator. They help charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions by providing in-depth, objective ratings and analysis of the financial health and accountability & transparency of America’s largest charities.

  • For the second year in a row, OGT received a 100% for Overall Score & Rating for ‘Financial’ and ‘Accountability & Transparency’.
  • Financial Performance: 98.2% of all donations go towards OGT’s mission, only 1.8% goes toward administrative and marketing costs for two years in a row.
  • ‘4 Stars’ which is Charity Navigator’s highest rating for the last ten years.