We had some great volunteers out over the past few days and we managed to get both of our containers loaded and on their way to Belarus. These are container numbers 124 and 125 shipped since 1998 with a total value in excess of $30 million to date! Here you see some of our volunteers with a completed container:
Although they are loaded and on their way, we are still in need of donations to make up a shortfall in a few areas. We need:
We are so lucky to live in such a great community! When someone needs a hand the volunteers show up and get the job done. Today was a double header! First the Brockville and Area Chernobyl Quilters showed up to deliver the goods … and deliver they did! Here is Mary Bernard and some of the quilters along with the 215 hand-made quilts that they presented for delivery this year.
This brings the 9 year total to 1,446 quilts! These beautiful
Holiday traditions vary greatly around the world, but one thing remains constant and that is taking the time to reflect on the year that has passed and to think about those less fortunate than ourselves. With the help of our donors and volunteers, we have had a tremendous year of success at Canadian Aid for Chernobyl. Not only have we continued our program of bringing children to Canada for Respite from Radiation, but we have seen a real change in the attitude towards children and adults with physical and mental challenges, we have continued to deliver aid to the most vulnerable and destitute and of course we have continued to provide opportunities for growth and choice for the children living at the Chausy Orphanage.
Here is a picture of two of the girls from the Chausy Orphanage dressed as Grandfather Frost and his Grand-daughter, the Snow Maiden.
From all of us at Canadian Aid