Located in the city of Zmiiv in the Kharkiv Oblast region of Ukraine, this orphanage is home to just under 50 school aged children ranging from six to 16 years of age.
We are focusing our efforts on meeting the daily needs of this group of children. Services and items we take for granted such as transportation to a medical facility, prescription medications, clean and palatable drinking water, toiletries & feminine hygiene products, over-the-counter medicines, cleaning products, clothing, footwear, socks, slippers and underwear are difficult to obtain. We help ease the burden by annually funding high speed internet, school curriculum books, and school supplies. We also provide Holiday gifts and occasional excursions for extracurricular activities like the circus.
Future Plans for Zmiiv
We hope to expand our programming to include: an upgrade of the building’s heating system, the hiring of a full time art teacher, the opportunity for the children to experience summer camp, and providing medical and dental treatment. One of our long-term goals is to partner with an agency in Ukraine to provide transitional living and life skills support for the children who “age out” of the system and no longer qualify for government support.
We can make these things happen with your support!