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The March Report on the Work Done in Orphanages for Children and Adults with Special Needs

A workshop on soap-making for tutors and a trip to Zaporozhzhye arranged for the people under care of Kalinovka orphanage are the main events of the past month
Author: Maria Semashkina, translated by Oxana Burns, deti.zp.ua Published: April 21, 2015, 19:40 1855

In March thirty cans of Resource Optimum protein nutrition for children with anemia and adults with dystrophy were bought for Kalinovka orphanage. Also an electrical stimulator was purchased at the request of the doctor in Kalinovka. And, of course, we keep paying to the doctor and a masseur in Kalynivka and buy gasoline to provide transportation of the fosterlings to the hospital. Last month we spent 1,000 hryvnias (41 US dollars) on gasoline. Also in March 600 hryvnias (25 US dollars) was expended for boiler repair in one of the "Happy Homes".

Отчет о работе фонда за марта

Отчет о работе фонда за марта

Although with a little delay but finally Christmas cards and sweets from people of Great Britain came to Kalinovka in March.

Twice we supplied bedridden children of Kirovo orphanage with 45 packages of special meals, 55 syringes and 76 catheters.

On March 10th the dwellers of Kalinovka had a trip to Zaporozhzhye, where they visited the Boguslayev museum of equipment and attended the concert in memory of Taras Shevchenko in the concert hall named after Glinka.

In March three tutors of Kalinovka adult patients were present at the workshop on soap manufacture.

Also in March, we continued working on reformatting Kalynivka "Happy Home" into family type orphanages and today we are looking for a family who is willing to settle down in one of the "Happy Homes" to become foster parents to nine children with special needs.

Отчет о работе фонда за марта

Отчет о работе фонда за марта

Отчет о работе фонда за марта

Отчет о работе фонда за марта

The Report of Educator’s Work in Kalinovka

Olga M. together with other girls baked a cake and made a necklace as a gift to Kate A. for her birthday. Also, the girls together with an educator made of paper a handmade article "Our Hearts Are with Ukraine". Katya Trofimenko from the same group has learned to put together a stacking toy, though she does it only when she wants to. Olga M. together with Larissa K. sewed chair covers.

Отчет о работе фонда за марта

Boys together with Sophia Sh. did the cleaning of the land plots round their house. Also, the children studied the rules of the road with the tutor. Boys and Sofia made crafts – a lamp shade using clothesline and pasted it over with artificial flowers. Also the guys with a tutor’s help painted the spring and summer landscapes.

Boys together with Lilya K made some Easter gifts: chicken - shaped pendants made of salt dough and a picture "A Cat Carrying a Fish" also made of salt dough. In addition, together with Lilya kids made an applique picture of felt and a tree from beads called "Moonlight Sonata", and butterflies made of plastic bottles.

Needs of the orphanage in Kalynivka as of April 17, 2015

1. Toys (construction sets, logic-developing ones)

2. Musical instruments

3. Gym apparatus (training equipment)

4. Footballs

5. Tires

6. Water Filter

7. Computers

8. Pictures on walls

9. Stained glass film

10. Tape recorder

11. Silicone mat (3 x 4)

12. Musical toys (for adults)

13. Large-size jigsaw puzzles

14. Mosaic

15. Corrugated paper

16. Glitters for ornaments

17. Coloring books

18. Acrylics

19. Stained glass paint

20. A laundry basket

21. Remote control for an LG air conditioner

22. Plaster

23. Street thermometers

24. PVA glue

25. Wire No. 4

26. White corrugated tube 2 m

27. Silicone forms for magnets made of polymer clay

28. Finger paints

29. Shelves for flowers

30. Soil

31. Oil and dry pastel

32. Glossy paper for photos and 10 x 15 frames

33. Acrylic putty

34. Mouth freshener

35. PC speakers

36. Balls

37. Floristic sticks

38. Burlap and rope made of it

39. Zigzag fabric scissors

40. White and beige canvas - 1m

41. Batteries finger-type, large, “tablets”

42. Albums

43. Soft-tip pens

44. Watercolors

45. Crayons

46. Toy cars

47. Flashlight

48. Plasticine

49. Raw materials for soap making

50. Polyurethane foam

51. Wormwood tincture

52. Children's hand cream

53. Dragon glue

54. Disposable planting pots

55. The white and black enamel paint - 250 gr cans

56. Black cloth (3 meters), white cloth (2 meters)

57. Padding polyester

58. Toys for a sandbox

Needs of Kirovo orphanage

Air Wick air freshener, replacement units

Medical oilcloth (14 meters)

Blue medical gloves

Bedsore circles

Padding polyester pillows

We appreciate all previous support and constant encouragement! Remember that we are the ones who can help these children and adults! Each and every dollar and minute of your attention to children and adults with special needs are priceless and as good as gold. Let’s 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 $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 

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