Make a Child's Dream Come True
- Send Them to Camp!

Each year hundreds of orphaned children have an opportunity to attend summer camps – a place they can break free and be themselves – and also be taught about God's amazing love for them by mentors who care. But they need your help to get there. For just $100, you can be a hero by getting a child to camp.

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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

Making Dreams



Children who grow up in the orphanage often have difficulty visualizing what they want or need in life. Their ability to conceive and determine short-term and long-term desires or goals is often hampered. Recently our mentors visited an orphanage in Omsk and the session was focused on visualizing and mapping out kids' desires. The kids, together with mentors, created individual wish cards. They wrote, drew and pasted magazine clippings on large white sheets. The kids focused mostly on traveling and exotic animals. The girls were interested in beauty - they cut out pictures with clothes, cosmetics, jewelry. Mentors helped the children in every possible way. Everyone exchanged their plans and goals. The discussion of the cards was lively and vivid. After the creative work was done, a tea party took place, the guys were treated to delicious pies. Everyone was happy! The guys took their wish cards and thanked the mentors for spending time together! Ilya is a mentor who has visited orphanages several times already. He has a wonderful sense of humor and is always helpful in reducing any tensions between the kids. He is also a very sportive, a professional swimmer, and he organizes games with the kids. Daniil is normally a good and friendly boy in his early teens, always ready to get engaged in activities. He has a sister Veronica. During the visit, Daniil bit a mentor in the shoulder! This behavior is most likely due to the fact that Daniil simply did not know how to express his emotions and feelings. Often during these interactions, he would hug the mentors or take them by the hand, but since there are a lot of children and everyone wanted attention, the mentors could not always devote time to Daniil. Therefore, the boy decided to attract attention to himself and manifest feelings that he had been trying to reserve. However, later he apologized and changed his tone. Children like Daniil are the reason Allies serves in the orphanage. These children desperately seek attention and a caring gesture. Our hearts long to help children like Daniil understand they are seen, loved and important. We're so thankful to be part of this important mission. read more  >
Sonya receives a White Christmas

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Krasnodar – Sonya is 6 years old and is a very sweet girl. She did not dream to receive any special gifts for Christmas so it was an unexpected surprise when she was told Santa was in town and coming to visit her! You can only imagine how much joy and happiness she experienced when she saw the Anna doll she had been wanting, plus other gifts!

Her mom is working and Sonya goes to the kindergarten. She stays there all day long and her mom works on weekends too, so now Sonya has someone to play with and spend time with. Thank you so much for your love and care for single moms! They are not single any more! Thank you for making their lives and the lives of their children colorful and rich!

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Inside Allies - Programs Are Now in 15 Countries

Growth Only Possible Because of YOU

Chris Burgin | Founder and CEO

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zhenya

How Your Partnership with Allies is Transforming Lives

One of Many: A Story of One Orphan and How You’re Making a Difference


Although 2020 has been a uniquely difficult year for all of us, can you imagine what it’s like for an orphan who has to endure isolation, hopelessness, and trauma every day of every year? I want to tell you about Zhenya whose experience is pretty typical for an orphan. Please sit back and reflect on his story as he represents so many more dear children and what YOU have done to change the future for so many little ones.

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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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