K's friend Julie is on the Board of Advisors of the Ascent Russian Orphan Aid Foundation, an organization:
that spends 100% of donations to provide basic necessities such as food, clothing and shelter to orphans and homeless children living in the former Soviet Bloc countries.I wanted to pass along its latest fund raising effort, from their latest newsletter:
We have been offered a challenge grant by www.ThisOldStore.com ! Torez Special Needs Orphanage in Ukraine is home to over three hundred children living with many types of disabilities. With $10,907.50 Ascent can purchase some desperately needed therapy equipment for the orphans. ThisOldStore.com is willing to give us half that amount, if we can raise the additional $5,453.75 by October 31st.You can get more information and make a contribution here. Let's do this!
As a challenge grant the offer is only on the table until October 31st 2009! Please help us to reach this goal for the children of Torez. A donation of any size will make a difference!