Orphan train

By Jaycob Rodriguez

What Was The Orphan Train

The orphan train was a movement that was started to get kids from New York and other parts of Eastern America to caring families in the rural areas of Midwest USA.

Who and Why

This movement was started by the Children's Aid Society, a nonprofit children welfare program to find homes for orphaned children in New York.


When did they begin?: It began in 1853

How was it funded?: The orphan was founded by 24 different

When did it end?: The orphan train movement ended in 1929

How many children did it help?: The movement helped about 200,000 kids find homes.