Archive for July, 2009

Boys at Fontanka enjoy time with UAC volunteers!

UAC staff and volunteers head to Fontanka boy's home

UAC staff and volunteers head to Fontanka boy's home

Lunch at Fontanka

Lunch at Fontanka

The boys always enjoy getting juice and treats from Igor and volunteers

The boys always enjoy getting juice and treats from Igor and volunteers

Volunteer Neena Griffin, R.N., gave a health talk to the boys at Fontanka

Volunteer Neena Griffin, R.N., gave a health talk to the boys at Fontanka

The visit ended with the boys singing a Ukrainian hymn for their visitors

The visit ended with the boys singing a Ukrainian hymn for their visitors

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 Uncategorized 1 Comment

Volunteers nurture the tiniest oprhans at Oblast Pediatric Hospital

While in Odessa, volunteers Kathy Forbes, Neena Griffin, and Sasha Griffin (Neena’s son) visited Oblast Pediatric Hospital with UAC staff members.  At the time there were 5 abandonded infants who were staying in the hospital for care.  One was infected with AIDS, and another was paralyzed due to a spinal cord injury.

One of the 5 abandoned babies staying at Oblast during the volunteers' visit

One of the 5 abandoned babies staying at Oblast during the volunteers visit

UAC staff and volunteers with medical staff at Oblast Pediatric Hospital

UAC staff and volunteers with medical staff at Oblast Pediatric Hospital

A nurse from Oblast with Sasha Griffin, one of UAC's teen volunteers

A nurse from Oblast with Sasha Griffin, one of UAC's teen volunteers

Oblast Pediatric Hospital urgently needs a new air conditioner for the rooms where the orphaned infants are treated.  The cost for the air conditioner is approximately $300.  Please let us know if you can help fulfill this important need!

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 Uncategorized 11 Comments

UAC volunteers spend time with medically needy children from Orphanage #7

Recently UAC volunteers Neena Griffin, R.N., and Kathy Forbes, along with their own teenagers, visited children from Orphanage #7 in Odessa.  This orphanage is home to many medically needy children, including several with cerebral palsy.

The children from Orphanage #7 were very happy to have visitors!

The children from Orphanage #7 were very happy to have visitors!

two boys from Orphanage #7

two boys from Orphanage #7

All of the kids enjoyed socializing with the volunteers

All of the kids enjoyed socializing with the volunteers

Katya is a recent graduate of a specialized secondary school.  We are proud to announce that she will be joining the Scholarship Program and taking vocational school courses to become a seamstress!

Katya recently graduated from a specialized secondary school. We are proud to announce that she will be joining the Scholarship Program and taking vocational school courses to become a seamstress! GREAT JOB, KATYA!

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 Uncategorized 2 Comments

Clara’s most recent trip to Odessa!

Clara is back from visiting all of her children and staff in Odessa!  More details and pictures of her trip to follow, so check back soon!

A touching moment as Luke Pascal plays piano for the nannies who once cared for him as a baby at  Orphanage #3 more than 12 years ago!

A touching moment as Luke Pascal plays piano for the nannies who once cared for him as a baby at Orphanage #3 more than 12 years ago!

Clara's son Luke plays the piano in one of the institutions that we serve

Another shot of Luke playing the piano at Orphanage #3.


Always making the kids smile! :-)

Clara with Scholarship students

Clara with Scholarship students

Party for the graduates!

Party for the graduates!

UAC's Peter Panin, volunteer Susie MacPherson, UAC's Irina Tishchenko, and Clara Pascal

UAC's Peter Panin, volunteer Susie MacPherson, UAC's Irina Tishchenko, and Clara Pascal

Clara with UAC volunteers Susie MacPherson and Kathy Forbes

Clara with UAC volunteers Susie MacPherson and Kathy Forbes

Clara with UAC staff and volunteers

Clara with UAC staff and volunteers

Clara, UAC's Luda Serbina, and volunteer Susie MacPherson

Clara, UAC's Luda Serbina, and volunteer Susie MacPherson

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 Uncategorized 6 Comments