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The Report on the Works Done in Kalinovka Children’s Home in April 2013

In April we had a Cleaning Day in Kalinovka and reconstruction of the second Happy Home was continued – the pavement and the steps are ready now
Author: Maria Semashkina, translated by Anna Oliynyk, www.deti.zp.ua Published: May 21, 2013, 15:30 1843

April brought more activities to reconstruct the second Happy Home. The pavement and the steps were done this time. Now we are looking for a contractor who will do the roof works which are to start very soon.

Residents of the Kalinovka Children’s Home together with boys and girls from other psychoneurological facilities demonstrated their talents at the concert called "Pure in Heart" which was held on April 29. Among other activities, children presented their bead works at the exhibition.

Last month the website selling bead works made by Kalinovka residents started it operation. Making a donation to buy beads and other materials needed for the little craftsmen to create their masterpieces, you can purchase an art object for your home made with their own hands.

The profiles of five more orphans from Kalinovka were published at our website in April.

And, finally, the key event of April was the Cleaning Day with 15 volunteers as well as workers and residents of the Children’s Home taking part in it. And we would like to thank them all for their contribution!

Instructors’ achievements:

Oleg S. from the group of Valentina K. learned to differentiate colors. Sofia Sh. from the same group makes animal sculptures of play dough.

Raisa H. teaches children to observe the environmental processes. As a result, now the favorite activity of Oleg B. is playing with insects. Besides, Raisa made applied ornaments together with Dima S. and Oleg P.

Roma M. from the group of Ogla M. is now able to hold his bottle; he also takes toys and gives them back. Nastya M. is now able to put on her T-shirt without others’ help. Danil from Olga’s group repeats the sounds which domestic animals make.

Kalinovka Needs as of 21 May 2013

1. Construction materials for the second house

2. Figures for plaster modeling

3. CDs with the sounds of nature and with music for children

4. Acrylic paints

5. Bead embroidery kit

6. DVDs with cartoons and fairy tales

7. Handouts – pictures

8. Large or middle-sized puzzles

9. Flower stand

10. Music toys

11. Rubber and plastic toys

12. DVD

13. PVA glue

14. Water filter

15. Construction kit

16. Blocks

17. Pyramids

18. File folders

19. Handwriting worksheets

20. The book “Origami” by Ritsun

21. The book “Applied Ornaments with Smaller Children” by Yanushko

22. The book “Preschoolers on a Walk” by Sukhar

23. Paper of A4 format

24. Soccer balls

25. Toy cars

26. Chalks

Thank you for the contributions you have already made and also for your moral support. Remember that only we can help those kids! Every dollar and every minute of your attention to those special children are precious. Do good!


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 $181 288 in 2020

Our expenses in 2020

122 sick children: $97 066 
Medical equipment: $7 450
To disabled orphans: $20 153
To eco-village for orphans: $11 441
To orphans and poor families: $4 018
To adults ("Helpus" charity): $8 342
Administration and fundraising: $19 009
Total sum of expenses: $174 054 

$4 749 201 donated since 2007

They need help:

Natalya Kisluk, born February 28, 1992 - 24 years old - mixed form cystic fibrosis.

Natalya Kisluk, born February 28, 1992 - 24 years old - mixed form cystic fibrosis.

Mark Bondarev, 5 years old - Cystic fibrosis

Mark Bondarev, 5 years old - Cystic fibrosis

Olga Pavlenko, 14 years old, high degree cystic fibrosis

Olga Pavlenko, 14 years old, high degree cystic fibrosis

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

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

Arthur Kerimov, born in 2011 - symptomatic myoclonic epilepsy

Arthur Kerimov, born in 2011 - symptomatic myoclonic epilepsy


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Information for non-Ukrainians wishing to help or adopt an orphan from Ukraine

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