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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Christmas Cheer: 4 days to go

Happy New Year! 

2017 is here. What are some of the things YOU are looking forward to? 

I know for a fact that in 4 days, Ukrainian children will wake up to Christmas. Yes, their Christmas is Jan. 7th!  of those children, 40 orphanages, 5000 orphans will wake up wondering if Santa brought them anything this year. Most of the time, no. But since Life2Orphans, Inc. started their Christmas Cheer program, they have enjoyed Christmas. 

This year, I wrote to you repeatedly, Pleading with you for your support. That call into action did not go unnoticed and today, I am thrilled and humbled to write and let you know that we are 
FULLY FUNDED!!! 

That is correct. Every orphanage that L20 works with WILL get Christmas this year. 

Friends, thank you! 



I am already looking onward to 2017's Christmas Cheer program and our Program of the month kick off.  Please be praying now about being a monthly gift giver... details will come later...

January we will raise money to buy diapers for bedridden children. 

Again, thank you! 

God Bless you and Happy New Year!




Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 Christmas Cheer: Almost there!

WE ARE SO SO SO VERY CLOSE!!! We only need $842.76 to fully fund over 5,000 orphans for Christmas this year. Our need is greater then last year, and so many have already stepped up and are filling in the gap. 


There are 3 orphanages without any funding!!! We've done a lot of work in just a couple of days. Orphanages are already receiving their funds, please help us finish strong. 

These orphanages have no funding: $150.00 /ea. Needed to fully fund
  1. Gorlovka, 290 children, ages 7-17
  2. Lybutin
  3. Kirovograd, 120 children, ages 0-4 



These orphanages are partially funded:
  1. Nadvirna, 80 children, ages 0-4 – PARTIALLY FUNDED - $85.24 Needed
  2. Slavyansk Orphanage (has former Torez orphans), 400 older orphans – PARTIALLY FUNDED- $100.00 Needed
  3. Happy Childhood (formerly Children’s Hope), orphans, special needs children and families….. 350+ at any time - PARTIALLY funded- $200.00 Needed
  4. Kremenchuk, 100 children, ages 0-4 -PARTIALLY funded - $5250 Needed



Please contact - Elaina to pick an orphanage to support elaina.lawrence@yahoo.com or go to - http://life2orphans.net/make-a-monetary-donation.html and state the orphanage you wish to support.

Thank you, Thank you!!!



Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas Cheer 2016--- Getting closer

As we start to pack up our Christmas decorations, I am reminded how quickly the end of our 2016 Christmas Cheer Program for Life2Orphans is. We are SO CLOSE, friends. 


Less then $2,000.00 and every.single.orphanage will be FUNDED. We CAN do it, we CAN do it!

Please see below. I am working on getting some funding for a matching grant, so every dollar might be doubled. Yay!!!

Let's get these children some Christmas love. <3 We have just 5 days left to meet their needs.


These orphanages have not received any donations. 
Dnepropetrovsk, 180 children, ages 0-4 
Gorlovka, 290 children, ages 7-17
Ladyzhin, 120 children, ages 4 – adult   
Lybutin, 
Nadvirna, 80 children, ages 0-4
Ushomir, 190 children, ages 6-16
Zhytomir –
Slavyansk Orphanage (has former Torez orphans), 400 older orphans – (will need at least $225.00 to partially fund, but need 420.43 to fully fund)
Total needed to fully fund the above: $1,470.43


These orphanages are partially funded

Boyarka, 90 children, ages 0-4, orphanage and needs funds for diapers$100.00 -  Funded PARTIALLY   
 Happy Childhood (formerly Children’s Hope), orphans, special needs children and families….. 350+ at any time - $255.00 - Funded PARTIALLY ($200.00 more needed)
Izium, 55 children, ages 1-16 - $50.00 - Funded PARTIALLY
Khmelnitsky, 94 children, ages 0-4 -  $147.50PARTIALLY
Funded 
Kremenchuk, 100 children, ages 0-4 - $100.00 -  Funded PARTIALLY
Makiivka AIDS, 60 children, ages 0-4 - $50.00 - Funded PARTIALLY
Teterevka, 90 orphans/children, 5-30 years old – $48.07 - Funded PARTIALLY


Total Needed to fully fund the above:  $420.43

Friday, December 16, 2016

Update #2: Starting to look a lot like Christmas


Wow! What a difference a couple of weeks can make. The weather starting to cool off in many states, the stores are bustling with last minute (or for some of us.. first minute) gift purchases. The streets are buzzing with people, and the bells are ringing outside of the malls.

It's a time I feel we often take for granted. As I look through pictures of the orphanages during their Christmas Cheer programs last year, my heart sinks a little and it then I pep up, knowing that the simplicity of giving and reminding myself of the true meaning of Christmas is alive and well in the hearts of these orphans. They don't ask for much, they have basic needs that often go unseen or unfilled, yet when they receive a gift, they refill with hope for the year. Simple gifts that are freely given during the most beautiful season on Earth (In my opinion).

Today, as I write these reminders, I'm humbled by the continued support and love for the children that are left behind. I am grateful for the families that step up and step out on faith to give a little cheer and support the fragile lives that wait for families. I'm thankful to be a part of something bigger then myself and so life changing.

Today, I'm blessed to give an update on our Christmas Cheer. The need is great and it is slowly being met. We still have time (Christmas in Ukraine is in Jan.). Will you prayerfully consider a small gift to the least of these? What a gift to your children to wrap a photo of the orphanage/children you donated to and put it under the tree and then have them unwrap it and explain what you did as a family.

Maybe your small Church group would like to sponsor a small group of children?

Many orphanages have no funding and some are only partially funded. Message me if you need more details on the orphanage or the amount needed to fully fund them.


---------------------------- 2016 CHRISTMAS CHEER-------------------------------

1. Antoshka/Makiivka Aids (Makiivka Orphans escaped war), 60 children age 0-4 - $100.00 -  Funded PARTIALLY 
2. Bolgrad for the Deaf, 70 children, age 5-17 - $20.00 - Funded PARTIALLY
3. Boyarka, 90 children, ages 0-4, orphanage and needs funds for diapers$20.00 -  Funded PARTIALLY   
4. Cherkassy, 110 children, ages 0-4 - $100.00 -  Funded PARTIALLY 
5. Chernivsti Baby House, ages 0-4 - $100.00 -  Funded PARTIALLY
6. Happy Childhood (formerly Children’s Hope), orphans, special needs children and families….. 350+ at any time - $255.00 - Funded PARTIALLY
7. Dnepropetrovsk, 180 children, ages 0-4 - 
8. Druzhkovka, 400 special needs orphans from Torez, Shakhtyorskiy and other local special needs children/older orphans - FULLY FUNDED  - $320.00 – HOORAY!!!
9. Gorlovka, 290 children, ages 7-17- 
10. Green Forest Baby Orphanage, ages 0-4 - FULLY FUNDED – $330.00 – HOORAY!!!
11. Green Forest Internat, 187 children, ages 6-18 - FULLY FUNDED -$200.00 – HOORAY!!!
12. Izium, 55 children, ages 1-16 - $50.00 - Funded PARTIALLY 
13. Kalinovka, 120 children, ages 7-14 - $100.00 -  Funded PARTIALLY
14.  Kharkiv #1, 120 children, ages 0-4 - FULLY FUNDED – $330.00 – HOORAY!!!
15. Kharkiv #2, 120 children, ages 0-4 - FULLY FUNDED ––$330.00 – HOORAY!!!
16. Kharkiv #3, 105 children, ages 0-3 FULLY FUNDED ––$330.00 – HOORAY!!!
17. Khmelnitsky, 94 children, ages 0-4 -  $100.00 -  Funded PARTIALLY
18. Kirovograd, 120 children, ages 0-4 
19. Kmitov, 70 children, ages 6-16
20. Kremenchuk, 100 children, ages 0-4 - $100.00 -  Funded PARTIALLY 
21. Ladyzhin, 120 children, ages 4 – adult 
22. Magala, 67 children - $100.00 - Funded PARTIALLY
23. Makiivka AIDS, 60 children, ages 0-4 - $50.00 - Funded PARTIALLY
24. Nadvirna, 80 children, ages 0-4
25. Odessa #3, 165 children, ages 0-4 - FULLY FUNDED – $165.00 – HOORAY!!!  
26. Orshivtsi, 
27. Pervomaysk, 92 children, ages 7-14 - FULLY FUNDED – $153.00 – HOORAY!!!  
28. Roschitsa, 65 children, ages 4-7, - FULLY FUNDED – $150.00 – HOORAY!!!  
 29. Source of Life, 35 children, ages 3-17 - FULLY FUNDED – $150.00 – HOORAY!!!  
30. Svalyava, 156 children, ages 0-4
31. Slavyansk Orphanage (has former Torez orphans), 400 older orphans
32. Teterevka, 90 orphans/children, 5-30 years old – 
32. Ushomir, 190 children, ages 6-16 – 
33. Zaporzhia, 142 children
34. Zhytomir –
35. Kiev #26, Mental and Physical Developmentally Challenged, 190 children, ages 7 -16 -  $100.00 - Funded PARTIALLY
36. Kiev #14, Deaf, 110 orphans, ages 7-16
37. Refugee Families at Happy Childhood, 100 children and adults -
38. Mykolayiv - Children's Social Rehabilitation Center/Shelter, 40 children - 
39. Kherson - Children's Social Rehabilitation Center, 38 children – 

40. Tsurupinsk Special Needs Orphanage - FULLY FUNDED – $200.00 – HOORAY!!!  

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Update #1


Some of our orphanage donations have arrived and we are beyond thrilled, as 1 is FULLY FUNDED! and Several are very close to being fully funded.

Below is our first updated list!
Orphanage
Needed
Sponsored

Kherson
150


Mykolalv
150


Ladyzhin
150


Nadvirna
150

Khmelnytskiy
150


Druzhkovka
300


Kiev #26
150


Kiev #14 Deaf
150


Izium
200


Source of Life
150


Magala
150


Ushomir
150


Antoshka
250
100.00
* Partially funded
Kharkiv #1
400


Kharkiv #2
400


Kharkiv #3
200


Green Forest Internat
400


Chernivtsi
150


Odessa #3
300


Kremenchuk
150


Roschitsa
150


Tetervka
150


Refugees Happy Childhood
600
200.00
* Partially funded
Pervomaysk
150


Cherkassy
150
100.00
* Partially funded
Roschitsa
150
100.00
* Partially funded
Kirovograd
150


Zhytomir
150


Bolgrad
150


Slavyanksk/Torez- Older Orphans
300


Gorlovka
200


Green Forest Baby
400


Svalyava
150


Kmitov
150


Makivka Aids
150


Orshivtsi
150


Dnepropetrovsk
150


Boyarka
150
114.15
* Partially funded
Lybutin
150