2003 News Flash

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31 December: NEW YEAR NEWS: Have a wonderful New Year. Please take a minute to review some of our projects for 2004:

§        2004 Food Project

§         2004 Therapy Project

§         2004 Laundry Project

§         2004 Kids Kitchen Project

And there are other great projects out there (coming soon on our website)

§        RMH Children's Foundation

§         HUHTC Scholarship Program

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25 December: XMAS NEWS: We have had an amazing response to the Christmas program and to date have received about 600 gifts

Thanks to the unprecedented response we have now extended the program to 23 kids at an Internat and 50 kids at a private orphanage in Kyiv in addition to the 160 kids at Antoshka and 90 kids at Stroganovka. 

 

To the many generous donors - THANK YOU for making this a Xmas that the children will remember for the following 365 days!!! Robin, John (x2), Paul, Esme, Cathy, Lois, Jeanne (x2), Tami, Paula, Debra, Veronika, Gail, Mayer, Kelly, Lisa, Maura, Lori, Carrie, Leslie, Sarah, Gregory, June, Ann, Melanie, Tami, Erik, Teresa, Paul, Gay, Nancy, Michelle, Frank, Maxim, Anna, Rita, Lois, Marina, Kathleen, Dennis, Janis, Mary Ellen and a very special thanks to Clare, Mike, Louba and the Kickiapoo Council Brownie Troop for their contribution!  

 

Over 78 boxes of toys were shipped to the orphanages!

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24 December: ORPHANAGE NEWS: Sveta visited Boyarka today. She confirmed that they had received the Little Tikes donation, delivered Caroline's letter, took photos (coming soon on our site) and updated the list of requirements for the kitchen that is undergoing reconstruction (it burnt down in October).

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11 December: DONATION NEWS: LeapFrog are donating LeapPads!!! This will give the orphans something new to learn everyday. The older orphans in particular will benefit from learning English. Thank you Tom, Tim and Kimberly! 

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6 December: DONATION NEWS: The 600 Mattel toys arrived. These toys will be distributed to children in distress in Portland. Thank you to David and Phil from East Portland Rotary who will be distributing the toys to the foster children. 

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5 December: DONATION NEWS: Thank you Maria R-P for your kind donation of a couple of boxes of baby items. These items will keep more babies snug and warm!

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5 December: XMAS NEWS: We have had an amazing response to the Christmas program and to date have received over 520 gifts!

 

Thanks to the unprecedented response we have now extended the program to 23 kids at an Internat and 50 kids at a private orphanage in Kyiv in addition to the 160 kids at Antoshka and 90 kids at Stroganovka. 

 

Once again thanks to all the donors who make this possible: Robin, John (x2), Paul, Esme, Cathy, Lois, Jeanne (x2), Tami, Paula, Debra, Veronika, Gail, Mayer, Kelly, Lisa, Maura, Lori, Carrie, Leslie, Sarah, Gregory, June, Ann, Melanie, Tami, Erik, Teresa, Paul, Gay, Nancy, Michelle, Frank, Maxim, Anna, Rita and more that are still on the way.  

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4 December: DONATION NEWS: We are receiving a donation from Mattel for local distribution in the USA. This will be used to relieve the plight of local children in distress. 

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2 December: DONATION NEWS: Thank you too to Robin, RMH Children’s Foundation, www.nhffoundations.net/rmhchildren for another box of donated items! The 21 baby bottles, a couple of pacifiers, a dozen kids videos and a few more items will feed, soothe, amuse and entertain the children!

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2 December: DONATION NEWS: Thank you to Melissa for her donation of coats.

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29 November: INFO: To clarify, Life2Orphans ships new and gently used items. Remember that providing quality items to the orphanages will ensure a longer usage cycle for each item. 

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29 November: COORDINATOR NEWS: Welcome to Joan and Pol Kostia as Life2Orphans coordinators in Spain. 

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29 November: DONATION NEWS: Thank you again to Robin, RMH Children’s Foundation, www.nhffoundations.net/rmhchildren for another box of donated items!

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28 November: SHIPPING NEWS: 7 boxes of toys, linen and baby mobiles to Antoshka and 2 boxes of Tupperware and videos to Roschitsa.

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28 November: DONATION NEWS: Thank you to Melanie and Erik for the 2 huge boxes to Antoshka.

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28 November: SHIPPING NEWS: 7 boxes of toys, linen and baby mobiles to Antoshka and 2 boxes of Tupperware and videos to Roschitsa.

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22 November: XMAS NEWS Thank you to Susan and Paula, www.hedstrom.com for their donation of 44 slumber bags - this means that 44 more children will be cozy and warm! 

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21 November: XMAS NEWS A very special thanks to Clare, Mike, Louba and the Kickiapoo Council Brownie Troop for their contribution!

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20 November: XMAS NEWS: As of Monday (the 16th) Megan has sent out 409 Toys, Blankets, Sweaters/Hats, Mobiles, Walker's, and so on. These have been sent to the 160 kids at Antoshka and the 90 kids at Stroganovka. Thank you to all the donors who make this possible: Robin, John (x2), Paul, Esme, Cathy, Lois, Jeanne (x2), Tami, Paula, Debra, Veronika, Gail, Mayer, Kelly, Lisa, Maura, Lori, Carrie, Leslie, Sarah, Gregory, and more that are still on the way. A total of 38 boxes so far

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15 November: GENERAL NEWS: We would like to welcome Helen and the children from the Humanitarian Club at the Kyiv International School to our website. They are doing amazing work with several orphanages, including Boyarka.

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14 November: DONATION NEWS: Caroline, Robert and Jillian's food donation arrived at Boyarka as did 5 boxes of Little Tikes toys. Thanks again!

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11 November: DONATION NEWS: Thank you too to Robin, RMH Children’s Foundation, www.nhffoundations.net/rmhchildren for another box of donated items!

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12 November: ORPHANAGE NEWS: The Antoshka Children's Home will be celebrating its 60th anniversary on the 23rd of November. Thank you to Anatoly, his wife, and the caring staff who make a daily difference in the lives of the 160 babies.

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11 November: DONATION NEWS: Thank you Maura at www.kidsline.com for your amazing donation of 5 boxes of kids linen! This will keep many a baby warm and cozy. 

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10 November: XMAS NEWS: We shipped the first Xmas toys - 16 boxes and Antoshka and 6 boxes to Stroganovka. More boxes will be sent soon. Thanks to all the families and businesses who donated gifts. 

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7 November: XMAS NEWS: Over 100 Xmas toys have been bought with a value of close to $2000. Thank you to each and every one of you who bought or sent toys. The value of toys is immense - on a humanitarian visit this summer we saw the difference that just a few toys can make - instead of the children standing on there own, clinging to anything they could get their hands, the children where alert, smiling, playing and interacting

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30 October: DONATION NEWS: Tupperware are donating $1000 of Tupperware goods for use in the children's eat-in kitchen at Roschitsa. Thank you to Mark and the Tupperware team for their generosity. It would not be have been a "real" kitchen without your products. Click here for more information about the Roschitsa kitchen project.

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29 October: DONATION NEWS: The first 47 boxes of Little Tikes and Lamaze toys arrived safely at Antoshka and Roschitsa.

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25 October 2003: XMAS NEWS: life2orphans is starting a drive for Xmas presents for the 160 kids at Antoshka and the 90 kids at Stroganovka. The "Wishing on an Angel" program is designed to provide each child with a durable LONG LASTING Christmas present - we want the children to have these presents for more than just the one day of Xmas. You are welcome to either:

1.    Order the items online for delivery to Megan in Portland who will ship them onwards. 

     We have a "Wish List" on www.amazon.com

      www.amazon.com/o/registry/1B9WR4N3TN7J4  

     -or-
2.  Send toys to Portland
     -or-
3.  Make a donation

Please let us make "Wishing on An Angel" help the children remember Xmas for the following 365 days!!!

Megs, Cathy and the rest of the team

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11 October 2003: FANTASTIC NEWS: We received an amazing donation from the McGrath family. Thank you Caroline, Robert and Jillian! Your generous contribution will provide supplementary feeding to every baby in the Boyarka orphanage for one year!!! 

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10 October 2003 (Updated 25 October): TERRIBLE NEWS: the kitchen at Boyarka burnt down this month  They had to hospitalize many of the children initially in order to feed them (fortunately no one was hurt). life2orphans (thanks to the generosity of many families, including Melanie, Esme, Nelda, Angela, E. and friends, Lori, Leslie and Jon, have provided a commercial baby bottle sterilizer and 2 smaller sterilizers for the isolation ward). Thank you too to Robin, RMH Children’s Foundation, www.nhffoundations.net/rmhchildren for the box of donated items for the kitchen.

We are still collecting for a stove. Contact: Renea Walker, renea814@comcast.net.

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