In Kiev, there are special government run programs that take children away from their parents for reasons of substance abuse or other harmful activity. These parents often find themselves in courts trying to regain their rights and children, while others are so far gone they need a miracle to ever get to that place and their children end up in orphanages and adoption lists.

This week one of our leaders, Aleksa, in conjunction with our children’s partner High5 was able to purchase and furnish some of these places with hygienic items such as toilet paper dispensers, hand sanitizer, floor mats for playing. In addition to these items, we were able to sock their library with some fresh encouraging books and some creative materials.

This month we are also sponsoring some projects for at-risk children in Belarus which we’ll update soon with photos as well.