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You have worked wonders

With your help, many families with children received food and gifts for their children.

Each visit to the homes brought much joy. The families are grateful for the miracle they experienced.

Mother Oksana’s words:

Photo: Katerina

My dear friends,
warmest greetings from my family!
I wish you all a happy New Year and Christmas. May you experience consolation, sincere love, peace, a long life, health and well-being.
Dear friends, with tears in my eyes I thank you for your understanding and support over the years – you have not forgotten us. I love you dearly. May God bless and keep you.

Our Christmas food campaign consisted of three phases. Part of the families came shopping with us. Some could not come, so we bought the groceries and took them to homes.

The campaign took three days during which we had the privilege of bringing much joy to children.

Nastya’s thanks:

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It is a joy to me to see the happiness for the Christmas gifts in the eyes of my children. Many thanks to you for the season’s joy!
Sincerely, mother Nastya and children

Alyosha’s Grandmother says:

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Warm thanks for your help. I always remember your goodness, and I wish to pay it back one day. You made it possible for us to lay a good festive table. Thank you for being with me.

Mother Viktoria and children:

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Sincere thanks for the children’s New Year and Christmas gifts. Your help is valuable to us; it is a veritable blessing from the Lord. Season’s greetings to you!
Faithfully, mother Viktoria and children

Photo: Mirjam
Photo: Tanya

We also had a party in Friend’s House. The children greeted our guests with Christmas carols, and then we had a festive meal. Everything tasted so good! Surely there were gifts, too?

Photo: Mirjam

Each and every child had sweets and a small gift for Christmas.

/ Katerina, programme coordinator

Thank you all who participated in our school start campaign

Katerina, coordinator of helpprograms

Thank you all who participated in our school start campaign
It was indeed necessary for the children. Many of them can now start their school in a good way.

First we delivered clothes and shoes in Friend’s House. Our Swedish friends had collected them and sent them to us in Ukraine. Many children found clothes and shoes that were good for them.

Next day, we drove to Bobrovitcha to buy what was still needed. Kids from Pisky and the nearby villages rode in our minibus to the bazaar.

I bought notebooks and other school things for Roma and Nazar. The boys were happy to choose these themselves.

Then I helped another boy by the name of Roma. We bought him a rucksack and clothes for school. Meanwhile, Viktor Pavlovich helped two other children choose their shoes and trousers.

Roma’s words:

I went to Bobrovicha today to buy things for school. I’m very grateful to all of you who helped me buy the rucksack. I’ll carry my books and notebooks in it. And the diary which will hopefully feature good grades. I also bought sportswear so I can attend sports lessons. Thank you all for your help. May God bless you.

We were happy. Everyone had their clothes and were ready for school. A total of 26 children were helped to start their school well.

Your support is really helpful

Read one family’s story here.
The single mother of three children has been ill for a long time. She has gone through several surgeries.

With the help of her children’s prayers and the support from many friends and relatives, the mother takes care of her children, although she is weak.

Thanks to your help, her children can go to school without the shame of wearing poorer clothes than their classmates.

Slavik’s words:

Twins Slavik and Sasha

Hello, our friend.
Greetings to you from Slavik.
I wish to thank you for helping us. I didn’t expect new clothes, because Mom has no money. We only spend money for bread and the absolutely necessary things. Thank you for being with me.
Greetings, and God bless you! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Mirjam writes:

Now that we are in Ukraine, I can watch the Ukrainian news. They covered what is required when children start their school.

The reporter said that it takes 7000 to 8000 hryvnia per child to start school. That means about 230 to 260 €.
The reporter joined a few families for the bazaar. They bought rucksacks, notebooks, pencils… and spent about 3000 hryvnia or about 95 €. Next, they had to buy the clothes for school.

The interview touched me deeply. A single mother of five said:
“I don’t want to give up my children to a government home just because I have no money. What can I do? I have no money to buy the things my children need for their school.” The mother cried, and her children soothed her.
The sum for her would be 35000 hryvnia or 1100 €. For her, as for many others, it is a totally impossible amount of money.

The pandemic has broken down families’ economies. They were poor before it, but it is much worse now. Due to the economic situation, the government-assisted poor children with 2000 hryvnia.

I thank God for all the children you helped. I thank God for you. The support for a good start at school means much more than I can put to words.

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see you good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16

Sincere thanks to you!

Gifts from Sweden

Many thanks to our Swedish friends for the clothes and shoes you collected for Ukrainian children. Thank you for helping. We pass your love on to the children.

Sonya, for instance, received clothes for the summer camp in the Carpathians. Sonya was happy when we found a pretty dress, trousers and swimming suit for her.

Vladik and Veronica, too, can go to the camp now that they are well clothed.

/Katerina – programme coordinator

Thanks for the spring campaign

” My grandson and I are very happy of the chickens. He loves domestic eggs. Please receive our thanks and respect. Many thanks from our small family. – Sincerely, grandmother Nadia and grandson Alyosha”

” I wish to extend my endless thanks for the plants and the poultry for my children. We now have food for the autumn and winter. This is the time to think about food for the winter. We can grow vegetables, harvest and preserve for the winter, thanks to you. Thank you for remembering and supporting us. May God keep you and your family and bless you richly. – Many warm greetings from mother Lyudmila and children”

“Heartfelt thanks for the support we received now that our life is very difficult. We grow lots of vegetables, as we are a big family and our large kitchen garden feeds us all. This is why your help is valuable for us. I thank you sincerely for your good heart and compassion. We wish you good health, happiness and success in everything.- Family Shuplik”

“I am very happy of the seeds and plants that I received. We are going to grow lots of food this year. Your help is valuable and I appreciate it highly. Thankfully, – Tanya”

Thank you for the Spring Campaign

Read what one mother writes:

“Hello friends!

I wish to thank you sincerely for your support which is very significant for us. We have bought seeds and sown and planted our kitchen garden.

The children were happy to participate in buying geese and chickens and feed for them.

My warmest thanks to you. Things would not be so well without you. Please accept our gratitude for your help and care.

I hope your way takes you to people who are worthy; as generous and faithful as you are. We appreciate you highly. – With love, Zagika family”

Spring Campaign

Spring means sowing. It is time to sow and plant the fields and kitchen gardens. Love to earth together with work can yield food to a family for the whole year.

Many families in Ukraine cannot afford preparing their fields, renting a tractor for ploughing, not to speak of buying the seeds, seedlings and chickens.

Do you still remember the family whose children were taken to a children’s home? They were hungry and their home was in a very poor condition. The family was helped by Children’s Embassy supporters. Thanks to your help, the children could return home to live with their mother.

This family had their seeds, seedlings and ducklings from last year’s spring campaign. The mother was able to plant her kitchen garden, to harvest and to prepare for the winter. Her children did not go hungry.

We are very happy about the help they received. We hope you can help them to sow and plant and grow poultry this spring as well. This is far from the only family that needs help now. There are many who have no money for seeds and seedlings. Especially now that the covid situation is bad and people lose their jobs. The children are not at school and lack access to school meals.

Help the families to pay the rent for a tractor and to buy seeds, seedlings and chickens, and you give them the opportunity to support themselves. You will see how your help bears fruit.

Spring is the time to work in the garden,
it’s the time to grow chickens,
it’s the time to think about winter,
spring is the time to help.


Like circles in water

The family is poor but happy to share what they have.

Last year, the family needed seed potatoes and asked us for help. They had a good harvest and now they want to give seed potatoes to others who need them.

/ Katerina, programme coordinator