Orphaned Children are Living a Life of Quarantine

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

We're providing emergency support and we need your help! A generous donor has offered a $10,000 matching gift for GivingTuesday NOW on May 5. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to match it, plus get 200 volunteer hours pledged from our supporters!

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We had a wonderful turnout and a lot of fun at
our annual event Sunday, September 20.
Thanks to all who participated and gave to
the programs and orphans we serve. If you 
were not able to attend, you can watch the
recorded event on Vimeo below:

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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

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! read more  >

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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Thanks

I wish to convey my heartfelt thanks to your friends, colleagues and friends at Allies in Youth Development, for their work, care and attention with which they have surrounded our children!! We even discussed with the caregivers what a wonderful cool tradition you came up with (birthday parties)! Thank you that for each child, even for the most little one you always prepare wonderful gifts and organize and celebrate memorable Birthdays!

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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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