Sometimes, while working with people, you come across a family who really touches you. When I first met the older two children, I didn’t know there were 4 more at home. I didn’t know their story and I hadn’t met their mom yet. The oldest son stood out to… read more
This rehabilitation center for disabled children is located in Kremenchuk, Ukraine. They provide rehabilitation services for children 2-18 years old. These children have autism and other neurological and physical issues. We were able to provide them with some household items and cleaning supplies. We are also looking into getting… read more
Outside of Minsk, we visited a children’s shelter located near Dzerzhinsk, which currently houses 10 children. The director of this shelter was a very energetic, committed man. His love for the children was apparent in how he talked about them, showed us their various rooms, and explained the different… read more
On Sunday afternoon, my family, along with Olga and her helpers, took about 20 children from a local shelter to a live production of Pollyanna.
The children had a wonderful time watching this classic tale of an orphan who chose to see the positive in every situation, good or bad.
After… read more
SOS Children’s village in the Philippines just sent us some pictures of each cabin family with the extra household items and food they were able to get this month. We were recently able to help make an increase in each family’s budget! These mothers appreciate our help so much…. read more
This baby orphanage located near the eastern conflict zone is providing a home to children from birth up to 6 years old. They care for healthy & special needs children. When we were there, they had 80 children; 20 of them had special needs of varying severity. This orphanage… read more
We had the opportunity to “teach” a cooking class with Olga Goncharenko and her older kids. Olga started a children’s home for older orphans. These kids, who have “aged out” of the foster system still needed somewhere to go, so Olga provided them with a flat and teaches them… read more
We were able to provide this orphanage and school in Gradizhsk, Ukraine with winter socks for the 120 kids there!
This shelter and orphanage has a school within it and is home to 135 children who have all been diagnosed with Tuberculosis. Most of these children come from homes that are not stable or safe, however, several of these children do not have orphan status and live at this… read more
We met with Alexander Chernitsky, the artist who sells his paintings to fund his soup kitchen in Belarus. For years he would only allow street children in for meals and one day after watching a little boy put some food from the kitchen into his pocket to take across… read more