I am originally from Ukraine and have a deep understanding of the poor and sad existence that orphans face there...
This summer my husband and I decided to donate a portion of Vika’s Essentials profits every month to children who have no parents. Not knowing where to start, we asked God for help. The last thing we wanted was to fund a scam or have a small percentage actually go where needed most.
We remembered our friend Laura had gone to Ukraine on a mission trip recently and asked her what it was about. She said that for some years her church had been helping a Christian orphanage there.
We recently met founder/director Max Fetisov. What we learned about "True Hope Ukraine" was very profound. We not only chose it for our monthly donations but we decided to create a "mission" to spread their story here in America.
Max founded True Hope when he was only eleven years old! When he was 19 he became the first single parent allowed to adopt 2 children in Ukraine and so many more in the years to come.
True Hope provides much more than a safe shelter and food. As an attorney, Max helps those in need to restore legal identities. He also helps others to meet medical needs and receive needed disability benefits. True Hope is building workshops and teaching trades that provide children with skills they need to work and earn money as they start their adult lives. Without this help, what is waiting for them is human trafficking, drugs, poverty, and rejection.
Some people would call Max a Hero. I call him “Man with a Big Heart “. He is a voice for the silent ones - the orphans.
We are excited that God led us to the mission of True Hope and that we may share the story.
In America, the “holiday chaos” will soon be in full swing. Crowds will be storming the stores to buy things they don’t need for already full closets or a new gadget. One dollar goes a long way in Ukraine, $25 can buy 8-9 meals for orphans! A $5 or $10 automatic monthly donation from many caring people will have a huge impact!
Your generosity enables us to continue to house, feed and educate these children. Here is a link for your donation.
Together we can make a difference!
Happy Thanksgiving and blessings to your family,