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A car is not a luxury: this is an opportunity to help indigent people

Every trip to a medical institution for disabled people is an ordeal.
Author: Natalia Moroz; Victor Barabanov, www.deti.zp.ua Published: June 10, 2019, 11:30 4871

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What could be sadder for a person than to be isolated from the world and unable to go outside? Whenever medical services in another part of the city are necessary, getting there is not only difficult physically for a disabled person, but also expensive.

Since 2013, Charity Foundation Happy Child has been trying to solve transportation problems for disabled children who have applied for help; but for some time, our eight-seat Renault Traffic minibus has been stationed in the village of Ukrainka to serve the needs of foster families. (For foster families who are living in far from urban infrastructure, a car is not merely a means of transportation, but an urgent necessity. The nearest grocery store is 20 km from the village. If a child is suddenly ill, then fast delivery to the nearest first aid post reduces health risks.)

Another car serves families living in Kalinovka, Chernihiv region, where 14 children with disabilities live in two houses. It is difficult to overestimate the need for a large motor vehicle for people with limited mobility. A vehicle is also used to transport volunteer groups performing concerts for adult inpatients at psychoneurological facilities.

The Foundation needs a motor vehicle to help sick and disabled children in the Zaporizhye oblast in our Social Taxi project. We would like to fortify this project that has been running since 2013 and has assisted in transporting children and young people with cancer for examination in medical institutions, children with disabilities to convalescent centers, and on excursions (to museums, a circus, Khortytsya Island, Azov Sea) for those with cerebral palsy and other disability groups.

Four children from the convalescent center in Shcherbinovka visited Kyiv in March 2014.

Thanks to Social Taxi, five children from the orphanage in Kalinovka visited Crimea.

Our regular customers were and hopefully will be more than 80 disabled children, if enough caring people help us to buy a vehicle. Perhaps it won't be new, but in good condition, with capacity to seat at least 6 people and to carry a wheelchair. The cost of such a used vehicle is approximately US$17,000.

You may make a donation in way convenient for you. In the field "purpose of the payment" or "notes", please specify: Charitable donation for project Social Taxi.

Project Manager Contacts

Victor Olegovich Barabanov

Mail: barabanov.ua@gmail.com

Phone number: +38-066-697-8987 (Viber), +38-063-790-8150


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:

Olga Pavlenko, born in 2002, high degree cystic fibrosis

Olga Pavlenko, born in 2002, high degree cystic fibrosis

Yegor Bespalyi, born in 2017 - Severe cystic fibrosis

Yegor Bespalyi, born in 2017 - Severe cystic fibrosis

Kirill Karpachev (born 28 June 2000) and Timofei Karpachev (born 22 November 2011) – Cystic fibrosis, mixed form

Kirill Karpachev (born 28 June 2000) and Timofei Karpachev (born 22 November 2011) – Cystic fibrosis, mixed form

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


A Child Needs a Family: Vijay Ch., born in 2003

A Child Needs a Family: Vijay Ch., born in 2003

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: Kirill D., born in 2008

A Child Needs a Family: Kirill D., born in 2008