A special thank you to Maryanne Olsen and New Hope for Children for making sure the boys at Fontanka stay warm this winter!
Since the beginning of the year, boys and caregivers at Fontanka have been sick with the flu. Sick children have been quarantined on the third floor, while healthy children and staff have kindly taken care of them. “True friendship has been shown!” said UAC’s Igor Shepyeta. Igor has worked to speed up the boys’ recovery process by bringing them medicine, fruit, and drawing materials to help pass the time. The boys and staff were happy to have Igor’s company and assistance!
Fontanka is one of the neediest institutions at this time. With very little funding from the State, the institution and the 48 boys who live there often go without. The following are considered urgent needs at Fontanka:
- Roof repair for the educational building– $8,500 (see pictures below)
- Funds for food (see pictures below)
- New mattresses for 45-60 beds (see pictures below)
- Art supplies– yarns, cloth, paint, beads, etc. The boys can create some really great artwork when the materials are available!
If you would like to help fulfill any of these needs, please do let us know! YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!