I haven’t written a long time about orphanages. What new is there to write?
First of all, LPR has functioning civil courts again. It means that issues of adoption, guardianship, depriving of parental rights, etc., can be addressed. It’s a serious problem which left tens of kids in a state of uncertainty. There are huge waiting lists of cases, but that’s less important. What is important is that there’s movement.
When it comes to supplies, the situation is also pretty good. In any event, establishments such as orphanages, shelters, old age homes, psycho-neurological wards are very well provided with food. I remember well how we visited a boarding house back in ’15, where there was only flour and canned meat. We brought apples and oranges, with the director despairing that the kids haven’t eaten any “vitamins” in several months. There was nothing back then.
Problems rather lie elsewhere. In hospices, hospitals–they nearly always have shortages of diapers, washing supplies, powders.
Children’s establishments there’s always a shortage of clothes, materials for arts adn crafts, books, textbooks. All of it burns, or gets broken. They cope as best they can.
On the photo, the Lugansk rehab center. We’ve written about it several times.
Zhenya recently brought them books donated by my readers.
We also delivered cuts of fabric donated by our Sasha Shashkova. Including organza and other needed “treasures”. Whoever sews knows it’s really needed. Particularly given the constant need for New Year’s costumes, decorations, blinds. While it’s seemingly unimportant, it’s badly needed. And it’s always in short supply.
So when our guys brought books and fabrics, they asked what the center needed.
It turned out they had a small problem.
They have a “car”, which they use to take kids to hospitals, other institutions. It’s a Lastochka, and it’s not for the use by the administration to go to meetings, but for the kids. But this magic wand has just broken down.
Fixing it will cost about 7 thousand. Only 7 because the mechanic, once he realized whose car this is, more than halved the price. The car is badly needed. But the shelter does not have that kind of money.
If you want to help with the repairs, please label your contributions “Lastochka”.
Should we collect more than 7 thousand, the rest will be spent on the shelter’s needs, as requested.
Friends, thank you for your caring and concern!
If you want to join the aid effort for the people of the Donbass, please write me in person through LiveJournal, facebook, V Kontakte, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Paypal address: email@example.com.
Please label any contributions intended specifically for this purpose “Lastochka”.