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HOVERLA 2011: A Video of the ascent to the highest peak of Ukraine!

16 children from Zaporozhye and the region, among whom were kids from orphanages, conquer the highest peak of Ukraine – Hoverla (2061 m) and stage a theatrical performance in the spirit of Zapozizhzhya Cossacks
Author: happychild.org.ua, translated by Yuliya Grytsenko, happychild.org.ua Published: October 24, 2011, 19:40 3376

16 children from Zaporozhye and the region, among whom were kids from orphanages, conquered the highest peak of Ukraine – Hoverla (2061 m) and staged a theatrical performance in the spirit of Zapozizhzhya Cossacks, so the whole country would hear an appeal of their one little friend…..

See the video of this ascent accompanied by a magnificent performance of the song “I Will Travel to the Far Mountains…” by Kvitko Tsisik.

Click on this link to read a letter of appeal from a child in Kalinovka.

We ask for a HUGE FAVOR: if you liked the campaign prepared by these kids and enjoyed the video, please post this video and a link to a letter of the appeal on your website or blog. This is your chance to be a part of a miracle!

“Hoverla 2011” campaign was organized by Zaporozhye “Happy Child" Charity Fund.


Happy Child foundation - effective help to the most needy children of the Zaporozhye region, Ukraine, since 2004

More than 16 years of trust of donors and benefactors, thousands of aid transaction processed every year. Full transparency in the usage of donation
You donated $245 209 in 2020

Our expenses in 2020

150 sick children: $140 501 
Medical equipment: $8 936
To disabled orphans: $26 362
To eco-village for orphans: $12 836
To orphans and poor families: $5 699
To adults ("Helpus" charity): $8 424
Administration and fundraising: $24 897
Total sum of expenses: $236 187 

$4 813 123 donated since 2007

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