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Inside Allies: Orphaned Babies Crisis - Allies Steps In

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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.
 
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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

chrisburgin Chris Burgin | Founder and CEO

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How Your Partnership with Allies is Transforming Lives

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


zhenya

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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Allies Sees Growth Amidst Pandemic

Twenty-five children were sent elsewhere, but three were left behind locked inside the hauntingly silent orphanage with little connection to the outside world.

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Save Orphans From Human Trafficking on Giving Tuesday

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Allies Welcomes New Leaders in Ukraine



Allies is excited about our new partnership in Olshanka, Ukraine with the Panchuk family! Igor and Marina, originally from Bulgaria, moved to Olshanka in 2017 as missionaries to start a church and to serve the many Bulgarians who live there. The needs are great in that area with many broken families due to alcoholism and other issues. There are many large families with five to seven children who have no father and receive little attention and not enough care because their mothers are busy earning a living. There are also orphans whose mothers have died and they are living with grandparents or other relatives. The Panchuks minister to 40 children every week through Sunday school where they teach Bible lessons and family values. They also have weekly lessons for 30 children from dysfunctional families. “We will not stop there,” Igor said. “We will increase the number of children [we help] from disadvantaged families and orphans. This is our ministry to God.” Although they mainly serve children and have provided assistance to a local children’s shelter, they also help low-income families. We’re happy to come alongside the Panchuk family with our support as they create a team of others who will assist them in meeting as many needs as possible in their community!
 
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Allies Welcomes New Development Team Member

Allies in Youth Development is happy to announce the addition of Suzan Jenkins as a Donor Relation Specialist. Suzan brings 28 years of fundraising and development experience to Allies and we are extremely pleased to have her join our team. Suzan will be helping Allies' mission of engaging orphans through nurturing friendships, modeling biblical love, and providing education.

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Color Their World 2020

You’re invited to Allies in Youth Development’s virtual Color Their World – With a Touch of Hope event where you can learn about the AWESOME things happening for orphans and how you can get involved.

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