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UAC Ukraine Relief http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog Saving the world, one child at a time. Wed, 10 Mar 2010 14:10:23 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.6.2 en Children celebrate International Women’s Day in Odessa! http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=735 http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=735#comments Tue, 09 Mar 2010 14:01:22 +0000 lindsay http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=735
Women's Day celebrations @ Orphanage #3

Women's Day celebrations @ Orphanage #3

Women's Day performance by the little ones at Orphanage #3

Women's Day performance by the little ones at Orphanage #3!

The boys at Fontanka

The boys at Fontanka celebrated Women's Day with a wind band performance, songs and verses.

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Letters of gratitude http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=732 http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=732#comments Mon, 08 Mar 2010 15:38:54 +0000 lindsay http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=732 A few letters of gratitude from February, 2010…

Hello, dear Clara!!!

First of all I want to thank you for letting me be a participant of the UAC Scholarship Program. I write you about this in every letter. It’s very great that we have you, and I don’t know how to express the love, belief and joy which you give us.

I wish you all the best!

With love,

Sergey Kulyaba.

Hello, dear Clara!

These are the kids of Orphanage #5 and Yevgeny Victorovich, a caretaker, writing to you.

We would like to express our big gratitude for everything you do for our school.

First, we want to thank you very much for the financial help for purchasing the meal for New Year’s Day. Thanks to you and other kind people, kids here celebrated New Year’s Day like being at home and with a circle of family. The tables were very festive. This New Year was the best one. We think you got pictures?

Second, we want to thank you very much for the laundry washing machine! We are very glad that now we can wash our favorite clothes, which you present us, without problems. It is cool!!! Now, we are sitting all together and writing you this letter. Everybody says ‘hi’ to you! Everybody misses you, especially Nastya Ivanova!

Once again we thank you very much! Thank you! We love you!

Kids of Orphanage #5.

Hello, Clara!

How are you? How is your health? I hope everything is fine!

I got a job. The salary is very low, therefore your monthly help supports me very much! Thank you for your help, for the money you give me for my skin treatment and for the Christmas bonus. I’m glad that you are with us. We love you very much!

Yours sincerely,

Anya Slavova (Scholarship student)

Hello, dear Clara!

Thank you for finding means for every one of us. Thank you for helping us in such hard times. Thank you for not being indifferent to us – orphans who need your care and kindness. I passed exams already and got good marks thanks to you. Thank you for your care, which we feel even with the  distance. May God save you!

With love and respect,

Diana Melnichyuk (Scholarship student)

The administration and the staff of psycho-neurological orphanage “Sun” (#3) express thankfulness to you for the help you provided.  We installed lamps for illumination outside the orphanage. There are 165 children in the orphanage now. There are children with AIDS, kids with central nervous system disorders, invalids and children with congenital diseases.

Thank you very much for your heart warmth towards the kids who were left by their parents in the very early ages.

The head physician

S.V. Terletskaya

(Orphanage #3)

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Everyone smiles in the same language http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=727 http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=727#comments Mon, 08 Mar 2010 15:11:32 +0000 lindsay http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=727

Scholarship students Sasha and Aleksey were all smiles after receiving gifts from their sponsors recently.  No need to translate their “thank yous”– Their smiles say it all!

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“Hats off” to our great donors! http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=720 http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=720#comments Mon, 22 Feb 2010 17:48:56 +0000 lindsay http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=720 UAC’s Luda Serbina recently gave out warm winter hats and gloves to the children at The Shelter.  “Hats off” to everyone who donated these items!

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Odessa’s cold winter makes these donations invaluable! http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=708 http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=708#comments Wed, 17 Feb 2010 20:17:58 +0000 lindsay http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=708
2 boys from Fontanka help with boxes of donations
2 boys from Fontanka help with boxes of donations
New coats and backpacks for the boys at Fontanka
New coats and backpacks for the boys at Fontanka
Brrrr!  These new winter hats and gloves will surely be useful.
Brrrr! These new winter hats and gloves will surely be useful.
Warm flannel shirts for the cold winter months
Warm flannel shirts for the cold winter months

A special thank you to Maryanne Olsen and New Hope for Children for making sure the boys at Fontanka stay warm this winter!

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Gifts provide a bit of cheer for the little ones at the prison orphanage! http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=688 http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=688#comments Tue, 16 Feb 2010 18:29:56 +0000 lindsay http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=688 You can’t beat the smiles on the faces of these little guys!  Thanks to Maryanne Olsen and New Hope for children, the toddlers at the prison orphanage recently had some new gifts to open.  Imagine how the kids feel knowing that someone cares about them!

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Several special donors show their care by sending gifts for children at Lastochka TB http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=658 http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=658#comments Tue, 16 Feb 2010 18:10:37 +0000 lindsay http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=658 A great big “thank you” goes to Maryanne Olsen, New Hope for Children, and Cheryl Panczak for donating new coats, clothing and Christmas stockings for the children at Lastochka TB Orphanage.  As you can see from the pictures, the children were very happy to get their gifts!

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New Hope for Children provides gifts for the Orphanage for the Blind http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=647 http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=647#comments Tue, 16 Feb 2010 17:24:03 +0000 lindsay http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=647 The children at the Orphanage for the Blind recently received gifts which were sent to Odessa by New Hope for Children.  Thanks, New Hope for Children, for providing these special kids with plenty of warm winter clothing!





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Scholarship students work off their hours! http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=643 http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=643#comments Mon, 15 Feb 2010 21:55:29 +0000 lindsay http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/blog/?p=643
Scholarship students Alexey Lubushkin and Aleksey Speransky work off their hours in the kitchen at Orphanage #5

Scholarship students Alexey Lubushkin and Aleksey Speransky work off their hours in the dining room at Orphanage #5

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