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“Hats off” to our great donors!

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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Monday, February 22nd, 2010 Uncategorized 72 Comments

Scholarship students work off their hours!

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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Monday, February 15th, 2010 Uncategorized 91 Comments

Thank YOU for helping us spread Christmas cheer to Odessa’s orphaned and displaced children!

Christmas was a little brighter this year for all of the children that we serve in Odessa!  The smiling faces in these pictures are a result of your care and generosity.  On behalf of all of the children and the entire UAC-Ukraine team, THANK YOU!

Igor played "Santa" at Orphanage #9

Igor played "Santa" at Orphanage #9

Gifts for the little ones at #9

Gifts for the little ones at #9

Kids at Orphanage #34 enjoyed stockings stuffed full!

Kids at Orphanage #34 enjoyed stockings stuffed full!

Kids at #34 received hand-knitted items from Lynette Eads & friends

Kids at #34 received hand-knitted items from Lynette Eads & friends

Children at Alexandrovka received stockings after their Christmas play

Children at Alexandrovka received stockings after their Christmas play

Warm, winter pants

Warm, winter pants

Igor gave out new pajamas

Igor gave out new pajamas which were donated by Deb Fekany and friends!

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This little guy was thrilled to get some new PJs! :-)

New sweaters for girls at the Orphanage for the Blind

New sweaters for girls at the Orphanage for the Blind

Warm sweaters for girls at the Orphanage for the Blind

Warm sweaters for girls at the Orphanage for the Blind

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New sweaters make for big smiles! :-)

Brand new snowboards for the kids at Orphanage #4 thanks to Lucky Bums, Inc.!

Brand new snowboards for the kids at Orphanage #4 thanks to Lucky Bums, Inc.!

Igor delivered new socks and underwear to the boys at Fontanka

Igor delivered new socks and underwear to the boys at Fontanka

Donated stockings brought some Christmas joy to Slobadka

Donated stockings brought some Christmas joy to Slobadka

Christmas at Slobadka

Christmas at Slobadka

Lindsay packed boxes of Christmas donations in the U.S....

Lindsay packed boxes of Christmas donations in the U.S....

...off to Odessa

...off to Odessa

Luda and kids sorted our donations and packed stockings for the children.

Luda and kids sorted our donations and packed stockings for the children.

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 Uncategorized 5 Comments

UAC staff played “Santa” at The Shelter!

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 Uncategorized 1 Comment

A peek inside the November, 2009 Scholarship Program meeting!

In addition to their monthly scholarship, students were happy to receive clothing and toiletry items that had been donated by many generous individuals!  Thank you to everyone who has donated items for the Scholarship Program– Your donations put smiles on the students’ faces and make their lives a little brighter! 

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Monday, November 30th, 2009 Uncategorized 8 Comments

Scholarship Program Success Story!

Scholarship student Larissa Batalova is one of many examples of what students can accomplish through UAC’s Orphaned Teen Scholarship Program!  One year ago Larissa graduated from the Art Department of Odessa Teaching University, and recently she received her Certificate of Interior Design.  Larissa is now working as a designer at a private firm.  UAC congratulates Larissa on all of her accomplishments!

Larissa at work!

Larissa at work!

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 Uncategorized 7 Comments

Boys at Orphanage #4 enjoy a tasty cooking lesson!

A small group of boys at Orphanage #4 recently enjoyed the opportunity to take part in a cooking class in the building’s home-ec kitchen.  For a while, the kitchen could not be used by the children due to faulty electrical wiring and a lack of cookware and kitchen supplies.  Thanks to UAC, these problems have been remedied!  Svetlana the home-ec teacher is thrilled to be able to teach the children how to cook– And the children seem equally thrilled to learn!  Cooking is an important life skill that children in the orphanages often fail to learn, so we are all excited about the opportunities that the now-useable kitchen at #4 will bring about for the children there!


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Thursday, November 5th, 2009 Uncategorized 5 Comments

UAC helps fulfill Scholarship students’ needs

Participants of the Scholarship Program routinely receive much more than their $50 scholarship each month.  UAC works hard to fulfill all of the Scholarship students’ different needs, including medical/dental/optical care, psychological counseling, legal representation, spiritual guidance, school supplies and uniforms, dormitory items, etc.  Many of the Scholarship students have no one else to turn to for these requests.  Please take a look at the pictures below to see how UAC’s “helping hand” has been at work recently!

Scholarship students Mariana Podolyan and Yulia Kravchuk received beauty school uniforms and beauty supplies from UAC

Beauty school uniforms and beauty supplies for Scholarship students Mariana Podolyan and Yulia Kravchuk

Nadezhda Grigoryeva needed a printer for her studies

Nadezhda Grigoryeva needed a printer for her studies

Alexander Malenky received a used fridge from UAC for his dorm.  He previously had no place to store food.

Alexander Malenky received a used fridge from UAC for his dorm. He previously had no place to store food.

Dr. Gennady treats Aleksey Alekhin for chronic bronchitis.

Dr. Gennady treats Aleksey Alekhin for chronic bronchitis.

Uniforms for the students attending Professional School #26

Uniforms for the students attending Professional School #26

A refridgerator for Katya Borodina's dorm.  She previously had no place to store food.

A refrigerator for Katya Borodina's dorm. She also had no place to store food.

UAC's lawyer Tatiana Taraschanmskaya attends Scholarship meetings and assists students with their legal problems.

UAC's lawyer Tatiana Taraschanmskaya (left) attends Scholarship meetings and helps students with their legal problems.

Father Sergey (right) offers spiritual guidance to the Scholarship students.

Father Sergey (right) offers spiritual guidance to the Scholarship students.

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 Uncategorized 4 Comments

UAC represented at Washington, D.C. area Ukrainian festival!

We are proud to say that UAC was well represented at the Washington, D.C. area Ukrainian festival held in September!  Irina Tishchenko, our beloved former Scholarship Program Director, did a great job speaking at the festival about her experience working with orphans through UAC’s Ukrainian Program.  Irina also told the audience all about our Peace Day celebrations with the orphans in Odessa!  Two UAC Scholarship students, Ilona Sukhanova and Tatiana Scherbachenko, also happened to be in the U.S. and were able to attend the festival with Irina.  Ilona even took the microphone and encouraged the festival-goers to join in the Peace Day celebration!  A big “Thank You” goes out to Irina, Ilona, and Tatiana for spreading the word about Peace Day and the important work that UAC does in Ukraine!

UAC Scholarship student Ilona Sukhanova speaks at the Washington D.C. Ukrainian festival!

UAC Scholarship student Ilona Sukhanova speaks at the Washington D.C. Ukrainian festival!

Irina and Ilona take the stage

Irina and Ilona take the stage

Great job representing UAC at the festival!

Great job representing UAC at the festival!

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Monday, October 12th, 2009 Uncategorized 10 Comments

Children at The Shelter put on a great Peace Day performance!

The same day that kids from #4 and #5 celebrated Peace Day at Victoria Camp, the children at The Shelter put on a wonderful performance in celebration of Peace Day!  Kids of all ages danced, sang, and recited verses related to the peace theme.  They also enjoyed some great team oriented relay races.  UAC staff and orphanage caregivers did a great job coordinating the festivities at The Shelter!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE CHILDREN’S PEACE DAY PERFORMANCE!

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 Uncategorized 5 Comments