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Park West Children’s Fund (aka Friend Ships) was founded in 1983.

Park West Children’s Fund was established to provide programs for battered and abused and handicapped children. As the organization grew, we had a vision for a ship that would travel the world bringing aid. That was the start of a journey that has carried us for the past 36 years, providing disaster relief and humanitarian aid to countries around the world. Friend Ships has delivered hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cargo to the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, Central America, North America, and the Caribbean.