Torez Special Needs Orphanage
Home to 350 Special Needs Children, Ages 4-18+

Orphanage Coordinator(s):

Torez is an institution where children with both mental and physical disabilities are sent when they "age-out" of the baby houses at 4. These include, but are not limited to, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, cleft lip, limb deformities, and severe mental retardation. Most are malnourished and are very small for their age. There are no early intervention services for these children, and no educational opportunities are provided here.

Torez Special Needs Orphanage
Director: Vasyakin Alexander
Microdistrict 30 Years of Victory
Torez, 86606
Tel: +38 (06254) 41560

детский дом-интернат
директору: Васякину А.Г.
микрорайон 30 лет Победы
город Торез, 86606
Тел: +38 (06254) 41560

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Current Needs List

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are cloth toys/stuffed animals allowed? Yes!!

What is the shoe size range? Toddler Size 10 to Adult

What is the clothes size range? 3T to Adult Medium

Is there a digital camera at the home? Yes

How many caregivers? (waiting for this info)

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

Any items which should NOT be sent?

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 L2O 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?

I sew and have some extra fabric, what can I make for the children?


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