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"Christmas Candle" – is a helping hand for a child in need

Traditionally, the beginning of Advent Charitable Fund «Caritas Ivano-Frankivsk UGCC» continues the annual charity event "Christmas Candle". Collected funds are aimed at helping children orphans, children deprived of parental care, children from large and crisis families. Shares is held within the framework of action "Christmas Candle", organized by the International Charitable Fund «Caritas Ukraine» and covers all the diocese of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Working with children and youth is systematic, which allows to provide social services and assistance for children, improve their housing and living conditions and involve children in the free time to a children's rehabilitation center.

In 2008, Caritas swept through about 150 children from disadvantaged social categories, including:

social and psychological rehabilitation of children from the families - for nine months Caritas employees were taken care of by the social crisis 22 families with 54 children. A social support of family crisis, and problems detected by measures on their localization. Provided material assistance worth 45 USD 999.60, including: food, medicines, materials for repair, purchase of furniture, personal care and cleaning products, pay for treatment for alcoholism, bedding, clothing;

  • Organization of summer camp for 111 children (orphans deprived of parental care, children from large families and crisis);
  • provision of school supplies 60 children from socially disadvantaged-families;
  • Organization of the circle at the children's social center.

Christmas candle, lit in every house on Christmas Eve is a symbol of our unity in a common cause of mercy, a shared love. A person who receives a gift this evening or help us to feel that it is in the family, that someone cares about it, remember. So a great gratitude to all the families, which in past years during Christmas burned candle that says "Christmas help for Children" and sincerely invite all to participate in this noble cause. Every family that on the Eve of Christmas will light on a festive table this candle, will burn in the hearts of hundreds of children's flame of hope, the light of Truth, Love and Good.

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Action Saint Nicholas goes to the orphans "

Orphanage, boarding school ... Inside - a magnificent building that are equipped for many young people living together. There are bedrooms, rooms for education and recreation, dining. The rooms - toys, books, notebooks, clothes, the court - swing ... Only my mother every night here is no in a hurry to take her children home because children here are not even around the clock - years. And their parents substitute nurses, educators, teachers.


This is their home and they live in it with all ages. Relatives and friends occasionally give them a visit. Every stranger who comes into this institution, they want to see parents. Sometimes, when the adult heart remains indifferent to the curious eyes of children and supplicant, which is emitted as if the request: "Take me ...

No kid in the world, which in anticipation of long-awaited evening would not dream of something special. Is it possible to describe the tremulous joy that a child unfolds beautifully packaged gift? Have you looked at that moment in children's eyes?


CF «Caritas  Ivano-Frankivsk UGCC»  and Maltese Aid Service in conjunction with a traditional annual event help orphans living in orphanages and boarding of Ivano-Frankivsk region. The aim is to prepare campaign gifts to the orphans of St. Nicholas, and ensure their things necessities.

Action "Nicholas goes to the orphans" covered 10 child care centers, where more than 1110 children:


  • Ugornuku boarding school for orphans  Ivano-Frankivsk
  • Pechenizhynska special boarding school
  • Yabluniv specialized boarding school
  • Mykulychynska specialized boarding school
  • Dolinsky Orphanage
  • Nadvirna house suckling
  • Zaluchans'ka home-school for mentally retarded children Snyatyn Mr.
  • Snyatyn home-school children
  • Perehinske secondary boarding school
  • Shelter for street children and minors, Ivano-Frankivsk.

During the years 1999-2006 in shares of St. Nicholas goes to the orphans' sponsorship provided nearly 320 organizations and thousands of businesses and individuals. All donors and the media received a detailed report on the use of funds.

The total amount of aid collected in previous years is USD 543 298

  • 1999 - 11 700 USD
  • 2000 - 40 526 USD
  • 2001 - 33 857 USD
  • 2002 - 54 676 USD
  • 2003 - 70 284 USD
  • 2004 - 121 584 USD
  • 2005 - 77 102 USD
  • 2006 - 133 569 USD
  • 2007 - 192 041 USD
  • 2008 - 213 540 USD

We would like to thank all those who became St. Nicholas for orphans in previous years, as well as those gentlemen, who continues to help orphanages throughout the year.

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Charity events "Orphan PORTFELYK"


For five years the volunteers of the Coordination Center of volunteers movement held a charity event "Orphan schoolbag ". The result which is in the form of targeted assistance schoolbag staffed with all necessary school supplies for orphans, half orphans, disabled children and children from large families and crisis.

Thanks to our donors, private individuals for the last five years, we can make an unforgettable holiday of First School Ring for 493 children of privileged categories:


Orphans - 28 children;

Children deprived of parental care - 36 children;

Half orphans - 57 children;

Disabilities - 17 children;

Large - 182 children;

Low income families - 131 children;


Crisis families - 41 children.


Total assistance provided in previous years of 45 405.52 USD.

2004 - 6663.86

2005 - 7816.66

2006 - 9610.00

2007 - 12315.00

2008 - 9000.00


We appreciate your understanding and sacrifice, and God will prepare all the best gift that you are asking. Remember, just giving, you can get.


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