One of UAC’s invaluable volunteers, John Nickleach, is organizing a campaign called “Pocket Change Partners” in order to raise money for the construction of new stairs at Orphanage #34. The stairs that currently lead to the second floor are DANGEROUS; The rusted metal has given way in many spots. This is unfortunate because the 150+ children at #34 cannot safely get to the many useful rooms on the second floor, including the Christian reading room that was constructed by Vineyard Community Church, and the Beauty Shop, which was built with the help of Travelers Insurance and is used by beauty-school students to practice cutting the other orphan’s hair.
John is looking for churches, schools, youth groups, etc. to help collect “pocket change” to fund this much needed stair reconstruction. The cost of the project is about $5,200 and John has already raised about half– WAY TO GO! That means we are still about $2,600 short of the goal. If you are interested in forming a group to collect pocket change/small donations for this project, please contact John at JNicklea@travelers.com, or you may contact UAC directly at UAC_Ukraine@yahoo.com.
Let’s all put that spare change to good use!