Over the past two years, our project helped hundreds of orphans and children whose parents lost their parental rights. All these children are younger than seven years of age and live in the specialized regional orphanages in Central and Western Ukraine.
The majority of children have complicated physical and mental disabilities (ie: Cerebral Palsy, AIDs, Tuberculosis, heart, kidney problems, blindness, Down Syndrome, etc.) This leaves very little or no room for their dream of having a normal family.
We work only with highly motivated staff that truly cares about children and are willing to do whatever it takes to enrich the lives of the children.
WHO DO WE HELP?
Tulchinsky Regional specialized orphanage (62 children, under age 6)
Volyn Regional specialized orphanage (30 children, under age 4)
Khmelnitsky Regional specialized orphanage (100 children, from birth age 7)
WHAT IS NEEDED?
Items to assist with development of motor skills, such as: drive medical adjustable small foot-rest; deep pressure sensory vests (size xxxs - s); deep pressure blankets; learning grotto grips; handi-writer writing aid; easy-grip Scissors; finger brushes and finger crayons; pegs and pegboard; wooden developmental toys like Melissa and Doug; Universal Grasshopper; Abilitations small Creepster Crawlers; Palm Weights, Child Size Right Hand; Abilitations AbiliGrip Adapted Foam Grips; Pediatric Universal Weighted Holder; Tumble Forms Tadpole; Stationary Jumpers; Station-ary Walkers Tangle Therapy; posterior walker; Adjustable Feeder Seat Tray
Items to assist with development of speech and swallowing, such as: Z-Vibe tools; Z-Vibe Tips; Cat-N-Mouse Tips for Z-Vibe; Z-Vibe Travel Kit; Chewy Tubes; Jaw rehabilitation tools; Jigglers - fun facial and oral massager.
Miscellaneous: blankets, bedding, diapers, baby food, vitamins, medications
Professional Volunteers: Medical professionals who could travel to Ukraine to train medical staff to care for the children with disabilities