Fontanka

Children celebrate International Women’s Day in Odessa!

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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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 Uncategorized 166 Comments

Odessa’s cold winter makes these donations invaluable!

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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Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 Uncategorized 204 Comments

Medicine, nutrition, and some TLC help boys at Fontanka recover from the flu

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!

Igor brought clementines for the sick children

Igor brought clementines for the sick children

Doing artwork helps pass the time!

Doing artwork helps pass the time!

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 Uncategorized 5 Comments

Current needs: Fontanka Boy’s Home

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!!!

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 Uncategorized 10 Comments