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Festival Aims to Break Barriers and Defeat Discrimination

Children with disabilities and special needs end up in the margins – this is a reality that, sadly, we continue to experience today. In Eastern Europe, it’s not unusual for parents to abandon disabled children out of fear and lack of knowledge, further reinforcing the stigma that surrounds special needs children, along with the discrimination that comes with it.

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Trip to Grain Company Plants Seeds of Hope for the Future

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

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Orphans Happy to Receive Gifts – But Even Happier to Welcome Back Volunteers

When you’re an orphan in Eastern Europe, the most basic necessities can be hard to come by. Even harder to have are material things that would be considered common in any household. This is why Allies volunteers try to grant orphans’ simple requests – and are able to, thanks to generous partners and supporters like you.

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Single Mom Perseveres Against Struggle

Whenever Allies volunteers visit orphanages and children’s centers across Eastern Europe, they are always met with smiles. But behind every smile, there is a story of pain, neglect and trauma, one that can dramatically alter the course of their lives once they age out of the orphanage.

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Together, the Work is Lighter, Better!

Many orphaned children in Eastern Europe come from broken homes that made them vulnerable to destructive behavior and unstable relationships. They have had scarce opportunities to learn important life skills like stress management, effective communication, and working harmoniously with others.

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Save the Date: Allies Color their World Banquet in September

Orphans from different regions of Eastern Europe face daunting challenges at a very early age. The pain of abandonment and lack of proper education can easily lead them down a path mired in danger and cyclical poverty. Join us and bring colorful hope back in their lives! Allies in Youth Development (AIYD) is inviting everyone to this year’s Color Their World banquet.

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Gratitude Fills Volunteers’ Hearts

Allies trains and sends volunteers to orphanages in Eastern Europe with the aim of teaching them valuable life lessons founded on God’s Word. Sometimes, however, we end up learning so much more.

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Faith with Action – How is it Affecting the Orphans?

Our belief and faith in Christ is a precious gift from the Lord. As with anything in our life though, it is not meant to be kept to ourselves. Often, we are called to step out of our comfort zones so we may share it with others.

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To Err is Human, to Forgive Divine

The Bible teaches us many valuable lessons about love for God and neighbor, of which forgiveness is often underlined. When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we humbly ask our Heavenly Father to “forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.”

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Praise Song Uplifts Sick Boy’s Spirit

A trip to the orphanage may not always feel extraordinary or special, but for children who are on the receiving end, it can make a lasting – and healing – difference.

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