We have started a ministry called "Backpacks for Orphans". We are organizing the effort to help provide backpacks for orphans filled with gifts, necessities, educational toys, games and books for orphans living in orphanages in Ukraine and Romania.
We have friends in Florida and Indiana collecting backpacks to deliver, or ship to us here. Once the backpacks arrive we purchase supplies locally to fill the backpacks. If people donate purses and lunch boxes we will place those in the backpacks along with some school supplies to deliver to the children. We depend on donations to help us to fill the backpacks. If we don't have money to fill them, the kids will be happy to have the backpacks anyway. We also enjoy putting on parties for orphans as Christian outreach events, with games, music, and food. Here are some photos from a recent trip to deliver backpacks and teach music to orphans in L'Viv, Ukraine. Learn more!