Sumy Internat
Home to 82 Children (ages 7-16)

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Sumy Internat
Director: Victor Ivanovich Vertel
40019, Semistreet Birch, 28
Tel: +38 (0542) 24 14 87

Сумская школа-интернат для детей-сирот
Cумская общеобразовательная школа-интернат I-II степени для
детей-сирот и детей,которые остались без родительской заботы
имени С.П. Супруна).
Директор: Виктор Иванович Вертель
40019, переулок Березовый, 28
тел: +38 (0542) 24 14 87

Frequently Asked Questions

How many girls? 79

How many boys? 59

Are cloth toys/stuffed animals allowed? Yes

Is there a digital camera at the home? No

How many caregivers? 31 (27 women and 4 men)

What items can I send to the children?
A full list of current needs can be found here.

How long does it take for the children to get my donation?
Once your donation is shipped from the mission in Portland, it should arrive at the
orphanage within 6-9 weeks.

Is this a tax deduction?
All donations sent to Life2Orphans through the mission in Portland, the
Nazarene Ministry of Help, are considered tax deductible. This includes the
postage paid to mail the package to Portland, as well as the cost to ship it on
to Ukraine. Life2Orphans will send you a receipt for the items sent and the cost
to ship the package from Portland to Ukraine. It is your responsibility to retain
your shipping records from your home to Portland for your tax records.

I have an item that I want to donate, who do I ask to verify it is allowed?
Feel free to email if you have any questions about your donation.

Can we send "almost-new" items?
Only new or very gently used items should be sent. Please do not send items
with rips, holes, missing buttons, broken zippers, stains or spots. Providing
quality items to the orphanages we support will ensure a longer usage cycle
for each item.

I've got my package all ready to go, how do I go about shipping it?
Shipping instructions and payment information can be found here.

What language is spoken at the orphanage?

What is shoe size range?

Children Range from 7-16 years old. These sizes are in USA shoe sizes. Search shoe size conversion chart on-line for UK and European equivalents.

Children Shoes Size: 12-13-1-2-3-4
Adult Shoes Size: 5-6-7-8-9-10

What is clothing size range?

These sizes are in USA clothing sizes. Search Clothing Size Conversion Chart on-line for UK and European equivalents.
Children Sizes: Size 5/6 up to size 14/16
Adult sizes:
       Men's: Extra Small Up to Large for Shirts, Pants Waist 28-29-30-32-34 (Medium)
       Women's: Extra Small Up to Large for Shirts. Pants and skirts from size 2 up to size10.

What should not be sent? Warlike toys or games

I sew and have some extra fabric, what can I make for the children?
Knitted Hats, Fleece Hats, Twin Size Blankets (Quilted or Knitted), Large Fleece Throws, Knitted Slippers, Bed Sheets (Single Bed Size), Pillow Covers (23.62 x 23.62 inches or 60 x 60 cm), Towels & Wash Cloths,Hand Puppets, Small & Medium Tote Bags, Clothing Including Warm Pajamas, Soft Dolls & Soft Animals!

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