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A car is not a luxury: this is an opportunity to help indigent people

Every trip to a medical institution for disabled people is an ordeal.

Author: Natalia Moroz; Victor Barabanov, www.deti.zp.ua Published: 2019-06-10 11-30-00 Viewed, times: 3519
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What could be sadder for a person than to be isolated from the world and unable to go outside? Whenever medical services in another part of the city are necessary, getting there is not only difficult physically for a disabled person, but also expensive.

Since 2013, Charity Foundation Happy Child has been trying to solve transportation problems for disabled children who have applied for help; but for some time, our eight-seat Renault Traffic minibus has been stationed in the village of Ukrainka to serve the needs of foster families. (For foster families who are living in far from urban infrastructure, a car is not merely a means of transportation, but an urgent necessity. The nearest grocery store is 20 km from the village. If a child is suddenly ill, then fast delivery to the nearest first aid post reduces health risks.)

Another car serves families living in Kalinovka, Chernihiv region, where 14 children with disabilities live in two houses. It is difficult to overestimate the need for a large motor vehicle for people with limited mobility. A vehicle is also used to transport volunteer groups performing concerts for adult inpatients at psychoneurological facilities.

The Foundation needs a motor vehicle to help sick and disabled children in the Zaporizhye oblast in our Social Taxi project. We would like to fortify this project that has been running since 2013 and has assisted in transporting children and young people with cancer for examination in medical institutions, children with disabilities to convalescent centers, and on excursions (to museums, a circus, Khortytsya Island, Azov Sea) for those with cerebral palsy and other disability groups.

Four children from the convalescent center in Shcherbinovka visited Kyiv in March 2014.

Thanks to Social Taxi, five children from the orphanage in Kalinovka visited Crimea.

Our regular customers were and hopefully will be more than 80 disabled children, if enough caring people help us to buy a vehicle. Perhaps it won't be new, but in good condition, with capacity to seat at least 6 people and to carry a wheelchair. The cost of such a used vehicle is approximately US$17,000.

You may make a donation in way convenient for you. In the field "purpose of the payment" or "notes", please specify: Charitable donation for project Social Taxi.

Phone number: +38-066-697-8987 (Viber), +38-063-790-8150

Report on donations

Date: Donor: Country: Sum:
30.08.2019James S.undefined100 US dollars
05.10.2018KsyushenkaUkraine7.1 US dollars
18.06.2018klub "Zveroboj"Ukraine18.54 US dollars
09.06.2018Dmitry L.undefined19.23 US dollars
04.06.2018Tatyana MarushchakUSA48.4 US dollars
04.06.2018Karina S.undefined100 US dollars
04.06.2018Mahmud H.undefined20 US dollars
08.05.2018Tat'yana R.Ukraine5.32 US dollars
02.05.2018Evgenij ќ.Ukraine76.35 US dollars
24.04.2018Stanislav Y.Switzerland1531.84 US dollars
16.03.2018Stanislav Y.Switzerland730.87 US dollars
22.02.2018Andrej G.Ukraine18.53 US dollars
22.02.2018MarkBelgium114.87 US dollars
18.12.2017Tanja B.undefined35.23 US dollars
18.12.2017Stanislav Y.Switzerland8413.24 US dollars
04.12.2017rami laiundefined75 US dollars
21.11.2017JackUSA20 US dollars
07.11.2017Yuliya D.Ukraine1.85 US dollars
Total sum of received donations 11336.37 US dollars
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