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The June Report on the Works Done in Orphanages for Children and Adults with Special Needs

Training for medical staff and self-made playground were the highlights of June
Author: Maria Semashkina, translated by Anna Oliynyk, deti.zp.ua Published: July 9, 2015, 14:40 2409

Last month, 15 Resource Optimum nutrition packs were purchased for the orphanage in Velykyi Luh for UAH 3,000 (126 US dollars) and 30 packs for over UAH 6,000 (252 US dollars) – for Kirovsky orphanage. Besides, 150 feeding tubes costing UAH 1,000 (42 US dollars) were procured for the Kirovsky orphanage. UAH 1,000 (42 US dollars) were allocated to procure gasoline for transporting patients from Kalinovka to hospitals. Also, the doctor and the rehabilitation specialist whose fees we cover continue their work. By the way, our doctor has already lasted for a year in those difficult working conditions and we truly hope that the Chernihivka district hospital will stop doing their best to prevent him from continuing his work for a second year…

Last month, we also spent UAH 4,000 (168 US dollars) to purchase creative art and construction materials to Kalinovka for educators to make a street playground together with children.

In June we received a package with toys from our regular sponsor Maya, and these toys found their home in the Kirovsky orphanage and in Kalinovka. Miroslava from Volyn oblast also sent us another big package of art materials.

The psychologist of our Foundation, Daria, held training on how to behave in conflict situations for Kalinovka medical staff on 18 June. This training showed that orphanage staff need regular contact with a psychologist to achieve at least slightest changes in the attitude of staff to themselves and to the people they work with, i.e. their colleagues, patients, children under their care, etc.

The Artkalinovka website continues its work, and if you decide to buy something, Kalinovka residents will be more than happy that you appreciate their efforts and abilities. Every day, they create new masterpieces with the help of their educators. Thus, last month the educator Sofia Sh. made play dough houses and mushrooms. Children made flowers using plastic bottles with Lilya, who also makes appliances for the playground using expanding foam, and then children cover those things with alabaster and paint. Olya made sandcastles with children.

Needs of the Kalinovka orphanage as of 7 July 2015

1. developmental toys (construction set, logical games)

2. musical instruments

3. training equipment

4. footballs

5. tires

6. water filter

7. computers for adults

8. stained glass film

9. record player

10. silicone mat 3 x 4

11. musical toys

12. big puzzles

13. mosaic

14. color books

15. laundry box

16. remote control for LG air conditioner

17. silicone forms for polymer clay magnets

18. soil for planting flowers

19. watering can

20. enamel paper for pictures and frames 10x15

21. breath freshener

22. speakers for computer

23. bagging and bagging rope

24. zigzag scissors for fabric

25. white and beige canvas 1 m

26. AA batteries, big and very big round batteries

27. materials to make soap

28. black fabric 3m, white fabric 2m

29. toys for the sandpit

30. teethers

31. plastic cups - 5

32. toys (doll, toy telephone, toy dishware)

33. sprangles

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 

$4 813 123 donated since 2007

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