In the picture: She takes the last part of the fence for firewood and remnants of the last firewood. “Tomorrow” they have nothing to heat their house with.
Not only does this family have such a situation, but many families with children also need help. Help a child today – to warm up already “tomorrow.”
At bedtime, the children put their woolen socks, cardigans and thick trousers on. They hug a hot-water bottle for warmth and hide under the blankets, but it is still cold. An ordinary Monday morning. Nadya, 9 years old, wakes up. It feels cold to get out of bed, she would rather stay under her warm blankets. And it is cold. It is cold outside, and it is cold inside their home. The family has to limit its use of firewood, there is no money to buy more.
Her two younger brothers stay in their beds, they are still too young to go to school. Her mother has already left for work, at the farm where she tends to the cattle. She left a pot of borsch-soup on the stove. Nadja shivers from the cold, the stove is already cold, her mum went to work already at four. Nadja eats some soup for breakfast, waiting for her mum to return and send her off to school.
The autumn weather is already cold, and she has no footwear but her thin trainers. Her old winter boots are too small this year, as is the winter jacket. She enjoys the soup and a piece of bread. Her mother has left one piece for each child.
Nadya starts daydreaming. Firewood, a warm home, warm winter boots, a warm jacket, mittens, a hat…
This is the reality for many children. However, we can help to fulfill those dreams of a warm winter. Our annual fundraising “Warm winter” is now on it’s final straight. The outdoor temperature in winter does not differ much from our countries, in Britain and the Nordics, it is the indoor temperature that is the difference. The houses are poorly insulated, and the children often sleep fully dressed, in jackets and warm pants.
The children are in need of warm clothing, whereas the strained economy of many families does not give room for that, as they barely have the money to get by, day by day. Do you want to join forces with us to give the children a warm winter? There is a need for warm clothing, boots, and firewood to spread warmth. Even the smallest contribution has an impact on a kid’s life. You can make the cold winter warmer for a child. Your help is needed now, as frost is creeping to the homes. Please make your donation today.