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The Happy Child Foundation: A Fairytale Garden in Kalinovka

A volunteer weekend, which has been long ago promised, was finally held on Saturday, May 5 in the orphanage located in the village of Kalinovka, even despite the hot weather and rather late time for planting
Author: Maria Semashkina, translated by Anna Oliynyk, www.deti.zp.ua Published: May 31, 2012, 12:55 5488

A volunteer weekend, which has been long ago promised, was finally held on Saturday, May 5 in the orphanage located in the village of Kalinovka, even despite the hot weather and rather late time for planting.

Employees and volunteers of the Foundation together with their children, orphanage students and also workers of the orphanage with their little ones got together on this day. We planted golden daisies, roses, cedars, and many other plants which we received free of charge from the Dnepropetrovsk region. And far away from the urban fuss we were creating this garden for the future generations, forgetting about our daily routine and enjoying the beauty of nature.

Children from the "Happy Home" eagerly helped us water the plants and hoe the soil.

Besides, a great job was done by our middle-level assistants – grown-up orphanage alumni also brought water and dug the soil.

Many thanks to all those who helped us arrange this activity! Special thanks go to L.V. Kulakovskaya for the plants donated, to the orphanage director for the patience and support of our idea, and to our volunteers from Berdyansk and Zaporozhye for dedicating this day to children, taking efforts to improve the territory of the orphanage and make it look like one big fairytale garden!


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 $256 330 in 2020

Our expenses in 2020

153 sick children: $143 953 
Medical equipment: $9 258
To disabled orphans: $27 848
To eco-village for orphans: $14 044
To orphans and poor families: $5 890
To adults ("Helpus" charity): $8 424
Administration and fundraising: $25 527
Total sum of expenses: $243 680 

$4 824 243 donated since 2007

They need help:

Vladislav Bogomazov, 6 years old - Cystic fibrosis, severe course

Vladislav Bogomazov, 6 years old - Cystic fibrosis, severe course

Mark Bondarev, 5 years old - Cystic fibrosis

Mark Bondarev, 5 years old - Cystic fibrosis

Olga Pavlenko, born in 2002, high degree cystic fibrosis

Olga Pavlenko, born in 2002, high degree cystic fibrosis

Arthur Kerimov, born in 2011 - symptomatic myoclonic epilepsy

Arthur Kerimov, born in 2011 - symptomatic myoclonic epilepsy

Yegor Bespalyi, born in 2017 - Severe cystic fibrosis

Yegor Bespalyi, born in 2017 - Severe cystic fibrosis


A Child Needs a Family: Sergey S., born in  2008

A Child Needs a Family: Sergey S., born in 2008

A Child Needs a Family: Alexey K., born in 2004 and Marina К., born in 2002

A Child Needs a Family: Alexey K., born in 2004 and Marina К., born in 2002

Old orphans profile

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