BENEFITING: Maya's Hope Foundation Inc
Kalinovka is an institution for mentally and physically handicapped children in a remote, rural area of Ukraine. The children residing there suffer from a lack of many basic necessities, foremost of them being love and attention. There simply are not enough staff to meet the needs of all the children. Many of the children are "bedfast," or bedridden, in the "lying down rooms." These children rarely receive any interaction or stimulation and their diaper changes and feedings are routine and infrequent.
I have fallen in love with a child at Kalinovka, and I plan to visit in 2013. I have been inspired by this little boy, who perseveres in the face of all obstacles, to commit to the children of Kalinovka and to bettering their lives.
Maya's Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that provides additional caregivers at Kalinovka as well as specialized formula for some of the sickest and weakest children.
My goal is to raise $4,800 so that Maya's Hope can sponsor an additional caregiver for one year for the precious children of Kalinovka!