Orphaned Children are Living a Life of Quarantine

And the COVID-19 pandemic is making them feel depressed and suicidal!

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It's Important We Continue Serving –
Now More Than Ever.


We continue to show up.

We continue to respond with love and courage –

and children are noticing.

See how Allies is responding to the pandemic.

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Allies in Youth Development
engages orphans through nurturing friendships,
modeling biblical love, and providing education –

Empowering: Life Change

 
 

What is Life Like for an Eastern European Orphan?

Get a glimpse of the daily challenges children face in the orphanage.

 
 

Engage

By training and engaging in-country university students
and partners, we cultivate a culture of involvement that
benefits orphans in and outside the orphanage.

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Educate

Orphans need education, training and opportunities. Proper skills development through our education
programs ensures their success and safety when it's
time for them to lead independent lives.

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Empower

Abandonment can lead any child down the wrong path. Restoring their motivation, self-worth and dignity empowers them to make better choices, improves educational abilities, and forms a foundation for success.

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Who Do We Serve

Alla



While the U.S. has been ramping up the economy again and struggling to fight more waves of COVID-19, many orphanages we serve are still locked down under local and regional COVID restrictions. In most places, we still can’t physically be there to support the children and our volunteers can’t see them in person except through the orphanage windows from outside, perhaps when dropping off supplies and treats, but nobody can stop us from thinking about them, praying for them and helping them with whatever we can. They are far away, but they are also very close to our hearts. And we want the best for them from the bottom of our heart. I want to tell you about a wonderful, beautiful little girl. Her name is Allochka, or Alla. She is 7 years old. As a baby she and her mom lived with her grandma and grandpa because her mother wasn’t able to care for and support both of them on her own. When Alla was two years old, her grandpa died from cancer. Soon after that Alla's mom left the house exclaiming, "I want to be happy." Alla was left with her grandma, and her mom never came back. A few months later the house they lived in burned down and they had no place to live. They went from one place to another until one kind woman allowed them to stay in her empty apartment for free. For the last five years grandma has been taking good care of Alla. They have been through hard times, but her grandma never gave up and never had a thought to take her granddaughter to the orphanage. Many times people from social services came to her with an offer to take Alla to the orphanage. They even found a family who wanted to adopt the girl, but her grandma did everything to keep her Alla home with her. She knocked on many doors for help and even wrote a letter to Russian President Putin and she got an answer. She was helped – she was given an apartment. Right now they have a place to live and the two of them live together. They still have many difficulties, but they are together! The grandma was so thankful to the Allies for all the Christmas gifts for Alla. She cannot afford to buy clothes and toys for her, so Alla only gets these things if someone gives. She was so moved by people's kindness, from people who never met her and Alla. Grandma would appreciate any help with clothes, shoes, etc. Also, because Alla is going to school this year, the teacher said she would need a notebook and some school supplies, as well as any kind of digital device to study at a distance per the social distancing requirements. Allies will be sending school supplies from the recently stocked warehouse (thank you donors!). Alla is a very sweet, kind girl and we’re thankful we have been able to help during these challenging times! Thank you to everyone who supports Allies and children like Alla – for your help, prayers and participation in her life.
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My Fulfilling Role in Developing the Moral and Spiritual Values of Less-Fortunate Children

Each of us has an innate need to feel attached to another person and sometimes it doesn't take long to feel connected with someone. If you are authentic and open, you can easily touch hearts simply by being around people. Every visit Allies volunteers make to an orphanage is a new experience, filled with emotions and sentiments.

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Message From Our Partners in Moldova: How we Support Each Other During The Outbreak.

Life under lockdown is really changing how people live. On the brighter side, isolation has allowed many of us time to reflect on our family, friends, neighbors and ourselves. It has tested many things and made many of our relationships stronger.

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Meet Artiom: Father, Marketing Professional, Volunteer

We were recently blessed to get an opportunity to visit an Orphanage in Omsk, one of the largest cities in Russia. As first-time volunteers, we were very enthusiastic about it even though we hadn’t considered the full impact and didn’t know what visiting an orphanage would be like.

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3-Year Plan

The odds are stacked against Eastern European orphans, but Allies has a plan. Read how Allies is making a difference in the lives of thousands of orphans each year through human connection, education and life skills and how you can be a part of it.

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How You Can Help?

Donate

Your partnership provides mentorship, education and physical necessities for the orphans.

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Volunteer

Come to our “packing parties” to prepare boxes of
donations to send to
Eastern Europe.

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Give Items

Donate new hygiene items, school supplies, craft kits, new or gently used clothing, shoes, toys, games, and other items for the kids.

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Share

Spread the word to your friends and colleagues. Or help us with our corporate sponsorship program by letting your employer know about Allies.

 
 

Through Education, Mentorship, Hope and Love

Read stories of recent orphanage visits by our team and what kinds of improvements the children are making because of love and attention from someone who cares.

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