Thank you for the joy!

Julia and a group of kids went shopping last weekend. These kids were refugees displaced from their homes in eastern Ukraine and now living in our municipality. The children and youngsters received warm clothes and shoes that they liked and that were exactly their size. This would not have been possible without your help. Once more, our heartfelt thanks to all of you who donated to our campaign “Warm Winter”. We wish you had seen the joy of shopping!

Tack för en underbart varm jacka. Jag har bara drömt om att få en sådan. Men tack vare din hjälp är den nu min. När den blir för liten för mig, så får mamma ha den. Hon får alla mina kläder som jag vuxit ur .
/ Dasja 12år

Du är den bästa!


Jag hade frågat mamma att få pengar till vinterskor. Men hon hade inga pengar. I dag, tack vare dig har jag nya vinterskor. De var just sådana som jag önskade mig. Ni kan inte ana hur tacksam jag är.
/ Sasja 16 år.

 

 

 

Make the cold winter warmer for a child

Fundraising for ”Warm Winter” November 1st-24th Make the cold winter warmer for a child.

In the city the children are cold even inside the apartments

Outside it’s cold and in the night time it’s already below 0°C. The heating of the apartments was finally turned on the last week of October, but with that comes also the bills for the heating cost. The fees for electricity, gas, water and the fee to the city for providing these services are very high. For a single mum with two kids, who lives on the minimum wage, 80% of her income is needed to cover these costs. When the bills are paid there is barely any money left for food, and the money do not suffice for buying warm winter clothes and footwear. Your help is valuable! Right now your help is needed – winter is coming.

In the countryside, the needs are even bigger

Money is needed for fire wood, gas and of course warm clothes and footwear for the children. Just try to imagine life with small kids in the cold. The prices for fire wood and gas have rose tremendously. A loading of fire wood costs 5000 Hryvnia, which equals to 160 Euro. To sustain a winter, 2-3 such loads are needed. In the countryside, many people are dependent on temporary, short time employments since no permanent positions are available. The main part of the food is produced on their own farmland. A lot of schools cannot afford heating, so the students goes through the school day with their outerwear on, and when they’re coming home, it’s not warm there either. Many families are asking us for help. Some need fire wood, other money for gas. Many are lacking warm clothes and footwear for their children.

Hope of a warm winter for the refugees

Thank you for not forgetting the refugees from the war zone in Eastern Ukraine. About two million Ukrainians have had to leave their homes due to the war. We help the ones that have come to our town, that have the highest needs. During a period of four years the refugees have been through daily struggles. On top of that many of them are still in debt for their properties, that are now destroyed due to the war. Some of the refugees have found work and an apartment or a house. Some of them still stay in the towns old student housing – where the winter gets very cold since the town won’t pay for the heating. In the former student housing, there are single mums with their kids, grandparents with their grandkids, people with disabilities and elderly people. Their situation seems hopeless.

“No one cares about us, we are forgotten.”

For us, at Children’s Embassy, children are the main priority but we make exceptions. Since the start of the war we have helped the refugees that have come to our town, both children and grownups. Together we can give them hope of a warmer winter.

What can you do? How can you help?

You can buy warm clothes and footwear for the kids. You can buy firewood or supply money for gas for a family. Your help is highly valued, and much needed!

 

Xenya´s miracle

Xenya’s leg is now saved by urgent surgery! Thank you all who heard her cry and helped.
Single mother of three, Xenya needed urgent hospital care in order to save her leg. She had been biking and a car drove on her. There is no hope of remuneration, so she was desperate about getting hospital care. Her only income is the child benefit that does not even cover the family’s basic needs.
We received the money for Xenya’s surgery quickly. What is left over will be used for her medicines and her family’s needs. We are looking for sponsors for her three children. If you are interested, please let us know.

In Ukraine, the patient has to provide everything that is needed in hospital care. Viktor and Sveta bought the necessities for Xenya’s surgery from a special pharmacy in Kyiv. For some reason, there was monstrous traffic jam that day, so the trip took them three hours. Xenya has no money for taxi, and Viktor took her to hospital the next day; she was operated immediately. Her mother is caring for her three children.

 

Xenya’s greetings

I want to thank all the good people who helped me in the hour of my distress. Without your help I wouldn’t have gotten to this important surgery. Now I feel much better. To me it’s a miracle that you exist. I’ve got hope for improvement. May God give you health, happiness and a lot of strength.
Just now Viktor Pavlovits pick me up from the hospital. I’m at home and I get to hug my kids. Thank you so much!

We are looking for sponsors for her three children

 

 

 

 

 

Ilya (Elijah) 1year

 

 

 

David 3 years

Sofia 7 years

If you are interested, please let us know.

 

Thank you for food

Your gifts have guaranteed warm school lunch for 23 children for the autumn. Read what it means to them:

My family has very little money. I only have my Mom. I’m so grateful to have a warm lunch at school. It is delicious, and it helps us a lot. Alyona, 14

I’m studying in a vocational school far from home, so I rent a room. The lessons start early in the morning, and I only return in the evening. It’s just great to have a warm meal during the day. Thank you for providing it. Alina, 16

We’re a big family. I’m on the sixth class already. All of us can have lunch at school. Thank you for helping us. Slavik, 12

Many kids still need support for their school meals. Would you like to help them?

Make a child happy

Katya came to Friend’s House as a young mother, only 16 years. She is now married and mother of two sons. Katya manages the relief work in the villages. Her heart is open to the struggling families with children.

I know many families whose parents can’t even buy the necessary things when school starts. It reminds me of my childhood:

I’m 10, and soon it is the 1st of September – school starts. Nobody knows my misery, as I have no school dress and not even the pens and notebooks necessary. This is my third year in the streets. I remember that the notebooks for school cost a few coins at the time. I collected empty bottles and old newspapers and managed to get the money for the notebooks. They were worth gold for me. I always kept them neat and tidy. They were all I could buy with my money. The schoolmates’ looks and nasty words hurt me when they commented my lacking outfit. 


Instead of the school dress, I wear a yellowish short-sleeved blouse. Instead of a rucksack, I carry a plastic bag. I hear whispers behind me: ”See how the tramp comes to school.” In spite of the continued scoffing, I managed to finish the nine grades of lower school.

There are many similar sad stories, but you can change one child’s story. I know from experience how important help is – when it comes at the right time. Your help is appreciated.

/ Katya

 

 

Would you like to give a child a great day?

The International Day for Protection of Children is observed in Ukraine on June 1st.

 

Sponsor a child’s festive day

We want to treat the children to a bus ride from the countryside to the capital Kyiv, a cruise on the Dnieper, a meal in McDonald’s, delicious ice cream – an overall unforgettable day. This is something their families cannot afford.

The children we are helping in Kyiv will, of course, come along.

This summer joy will cost about 10 Euro per child.

The more tenners, the more happy children.

 

Donate now.

Mark your gift “Festive day”.

Please let us hear about your support, so we know how many children we can take along.

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Ways of giving

All donations are appreciated.

Write down the target of your gift, and preferably your contact data. Contact us.  Make a difference now

Bank account in Ukraine:

Bank account / Iban   26000001101115

Adress beneficiary: Molodizhne 3, Piski
Bic code (Swift)  ICBIUAUKXXX

Name of the bank: PIRAEUS BANK ICB, JSC

ADRESS OF THE BANK : 8 ILLINSKA

04070 KIEV

Name of beneficiary: CHARITY ORG HAVER

POST ADRESS:  174060 UKRAINE

Purpose: Charity


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