About Us
Our Vision

Ordinary Hero Foundation is a nonprofit, 501c3, child advocacy organization. Our goal is to encourage and provide a way for every person to make a difference in the life of a child in need, through adoption, missions, or local outreach. We also strive to bring worldwide, public awareness to the orphan crisis. We aim to be a connector between those looking to make a difference and the child who needs your help, by promoting and providing outreach opportunities,  adoption awareness, and availability. We believe every child needs a HERO, wants a HERO, and is looking for a HERO. We believe that HERO is YOU. Let us help you get connected to the child who needs you.

Our Mission is to inspire and empower ORDINARY people to make an extraordinary difference in the life of a child in need.

Kelly Putty


Five years ago a journey began that would ultimately change my life, and the life of my family.  This journey led us to countless children living in the Homeless Shelter here in Nashville,TN. It opened our eyes to a world of need, right in our own backyard, that we didn’t even know

existed.  This journey moved our hearts and our hands to action. As we sought to make a difference in our community, our hearts were also pulled toward the needs of children across the globe. This pull resulted in us adopting our 6th child, a son from Ethiopia, in August of 2008. Once our eyes were opened to the needs of children, whether that be across the world, or across town, we simply could not turn away. Out of this experience Ordinary Hero was born in August of 2009. Our hope is that Ordinary Hero will open your eyes to the incredible needs of children here and all over the world. Our hope is that you will be inspired and moved to action to make a difference in the life of a child in need. You can be an Ordinary Hero.

CLICK HERE to read the whole story of how Ordinary Hero was birthed and read a portion of my own personal testimony of how God has brought purpose to the pain of my youth by allowing me to now help children in need, when I was once one of them. I am blessed beyond measure.

Kelly Putty

Putty Family