Greetings dear friends! we have some great news: Our Christmas campaign was initiated to help implement our Mentoring program, but in December we had the pleasant opportunity to create new friendships through which we managed to bring a smile to some children who need us so much. Specifically, we managed to distribute donations received from Mara Woman, EduJoc and Olsa Shoes to 9 families (30 children total). These families included the teens and parents of 2 children (http://loveiskindcharity.com/case-1/), mom with 2 small kids & grandma with grandkids (http://loveiskindcharity.com/case-2/), as well as the family with 6 kids…4 of them adopted (http://www.facebook.com/l.php…).
Also , Love is Kind has made a donation of five hats from Mara Woman, filled with candy, to the mother with five children who recently fought against judicial injustice in the case of domestic violence (http://politik.md/…/video-o-orfana-cu-cinci…/35800/) …more pictures form this case coming soon! We have two hats and a pair of shoes that will be distributed to children in the oncology ward at the Mother and Child Center .
So, with your help we made so many children happy and for this we thank you!
Also, we would like to bring thousands of thanks to all of our volunteers who donated their time and finances to make all of this possible!
Natalia Luncas-Ionel went live on JurnalTV to promote the Sweet Medicine project, where she raised awareness about the Nisporen Hospital’s terrible conditions. You can see the clip here:
To donate towards the renovation of the Pediatrics Section of the Nisporeni hospital, please click here.
“Sweet Medicine” project has more volunteers from Nisporeni! Natalia, who is the coordinator is recruiting volunteers, and there are 3 big fundraising events coming up. There is a lot of work to do!
You can follow the progress here on the blog, and you can donate Donate to Sweet Medicine.
Thank you for all your support!
“Immigrant Integration Association of France” has a noble initiative. In the month of January and February they will collect toys for children in Moldova. We support similar humanitarian projects, and we’re grateful that this organization thought about the children of Love is Kind families as beneficiaries for their project. Kindness does not have borders!
More info about their initiative:
Even though we strive to help more families in need, and start new fundraising campaigns, Love is Kind does not forget those who we have helped previously. And, in particular we’d like to THANK Lucia Plamadeala, who donated 400 MD lei for the 2 kids from our previous cause: Victor and Ecaterina. This money will go towards covering their travel expenses to go and see a dentist for a year (free dental services are offered by Tăbîrţă family, THANK YOU!).
Once again- big THANK YOU to everyone who helps us in our causes (current, as well as previous)…we couldn’t have done it without you!
There is no such thing as a perfect parent or a perfect child. A child’s life is not a snapshot from a commercial with always smiling faces and easy solutions… It’s tough to always be a good mom or dad to your kid no matter your financial situation or social status as raising a child means so much more then that. Being present, patient and caring can make a difference!
Every step counts. Every donation matters. Love Is Kind.
“The gift that lasts a lifetime” is our team’s last fundraising campaign for this year where one child or one family with children is being helped by Love is Kind. There are only 11 days left when our page on Booster will close and t-shirts will be sent to our donors! Please show us some love & kindness and share, like, donate and spread the word by clicking the link below!
You can also donate towards our last project on GoFundMe website.
Moving forward, we will shift our attention to one of our annual group projects where multiple children will benefit from our fundraising activities. We are very excited about this project so stay tuned as we will make the announcement about it soon!
We have started a new fundraising campaign to help 2 families with little kids, who desperately need a house. These families have suffered tremendously from the physical and emotional abuse while institutionalized in an orphanage. Love is Kind is trying to offer them a second chance to a better life!
We strongly believe that every child in need deserves to be happy, whether they are sick and need treatment or coming from an at-risk or abusive family. That is why our mission is to find these children and offer them a chance to happiness and a better future. Our goal is to offer them and their families long-lasting solutions that will improve their lives for the better.
1. Grandma raising her two grandkids, Kate and Victor, age 12 and 13 all on her own. The kids found themselves in an orphanage soon after their mother’s death. Their grandmother fought hard to bring them home to live with her but it wasn’t as easy or as fast as she wanted it to be. Even today, after half a year out of the system, the brother and the sister remember with horror the time they spent at the orphanage. They could not wait for their grandma’s visits where they could enjoy some homemade food. “The nights were the toughest. The hunger would not let me fall asleep as there was never enough food for all of us” remembered sadly Victor. Kate refused to share her experience with us at the moment and we respect her decision…
In order for them to be able to live with their grandma, the local officials offered them temporary housing. Every morning, Kate and Victor take the bus for a few miles and then walk another half a mile on foot in order to get to school. Life is not easy for them and their grandmother as they are still struggling with poverty on a daily basis but they are happy that at least now they are all together.
2. Single mother, Diana, raising 2 children under age of 2- a 2 year old girl named Anne and a baby boy named Dan. CCF has found Diana on a cold, rainy day wondering on the roads, with her baby girl in her arms looking desperately for a good soul to open their doors and offer them temporary shelter…even if that was just for a single night. With her daughter suffering from bronchitis the social workers took her immediately to a hospital and they were later offered temporary housing. That’s where baby Dan was born.
Diana had an unfortunate life from the day she was born. Her parents abandoned her at birth and she had suffered physical and emotional abuse throughout the entire time she was institutionalized in the orphanage. Adapting to real life was difficult for her, with lots of struggles and unknowns, but the appearance of her children in her life had a huge impact on her. It made her stronger and she knew that she wants more for them then she had for herself.
Both families are currently looking for a permanent home that they could make it their own in one of the small cities in the Northern part of Moldova. The families need our help to raise $4,500 ($2,500 for the first case and $2,000 for the second)! This will not only insure a house and stability for these families but will also give them a chance to stay together and not have the children be separated and sent to orphanages or foster homes.
For a single person or a family, $2,000- 2,500 is not small change, even here in US. With that money you can manage to pay one month rent or put food on the table for your family. You can’t, however, buy a house with that amount in US! Help these families stay together and offer them the gift of a lifetime. There is no place like home! Please consider making a small donation and spread the word and the kindness!
Inspiring Teen Parents- http://www.gofundme.com/omlxts
Eugenia and Victor are two young and courageous fighters. Eugenia-17 and Victor -18 are proud parents of a beautiful, blue-eyed, 8 month old baby girl. Also, they’ve recently found out that they are expecting another child that will soon join their little family. Abandoned by their own parents as kids, Eugenia and Victor were raised in orphanages, with no parental care or love and without a guaranteed future or safety net. Now, though struggling with poverty and lack of support, they promised to themselves they would do anything for the well being of their kids, fight for a better life and most importantly surround them with unconditional love- one of the things they missed most as children.
The family lives in an old, abandoned house in one of the suburbs of Kishinau, the capital of Moldova. The house used to belong to Eugenia’s mom who due to her alcohol addiction left it unattended and became, with time, shelter to homeless people. Eugenia “inherited” the house and from lack of better alternatives, the young family decided to move into the house and make it their own. They succeeded to clean it up from the disastrous state it used to be but still much more needs to be done…Victor is the only one working in the family receiving $100-200 monthly paycheck that is barely enough to cover food and baby essentials. However, their dream and hope is that one day they will be able to gather enough money to repair the house and provide their children a loving family and home.
Child Protective Services has warned the couple that if they do not improve their child’s living conditions they risk taking their baby girl away from them. The news were devastating enough but when they found out about the second baby, the parents lost their sleep worried of how they will be able to provide for their family with no education and/or a more stable job and no financial support from relatives or state.
Please help us make their dream come true so that they can keep their babies close to them…always.
For long term stability, the young family would need $6000 to restore their home and buy some basic home goods:
1. Insulated windows -5
2. Doors- 4
3. Construction materials (paint, wood, etc.)
4. Builders’ fee
5. Connecting the house to gas and water
1. Washer & drier
3. New beds
4. Dining table and chairs
5. Living room furniture