Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Two Hearts has been invited to travel to Russia! Kim and Nanette will take a short term service trip to the Novgorod region where they will start to build relationships with the orphanage directors and meet the kids we will be supporting. The goal of this trip is to assess the needs of three specific orphanages; 1 baby home and two children's homes, where about 200 children reside.
Help us greet each child with a small gift! Your $10 donation will support 1 of the 200 orphans living in the three orphanages we will visit. We will purchase a beanie baby for each child before leaving the USA to present upon our arrival at the orphanages. Since there are only two people traveling we do not have the capability to travel with a lot of donations. To be good stewards of your donation, the rest will be put towards items specifically asked for and purchased in Russia by us.
Take a moment to think about these 200 children going to bed each night alone, each day is the same as the day before. Nothing is ever new and they hardly have anything to call their own. Help us show love to the children and bring a little excitement to their lives.
To donate visit our website or send a check to:
Two Hearts for Hope
P.O. Box 1928
Lebanon, MO 65536
The deadline to support this project is May 10th. 200 kids in 15 days, we can do it!!!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
The number of orphans in Russia is staggering. Recent estimates put the total number of orphaned children, children that have either no parents or have been abandoned by their parents, at 800,000. Some have lost parents to death, many have been orphaned because of economic factors, alcohol abuse and other social problems.
Many children leave the orphanages as young as 16 years old with a passport and the equivalent to $30. Statistics show that only one out of 10 orphans becomes a functional member of society. During their FIRST year out of the orphanage 60% are prostituted, pregnant or convicted of a crime, 50% become addicted to alcohol and drugs, 60% are homeless and unemployed, and 15% commit suicide. Millions of Russian children live on the streets and in underground sewers with little to no food, clothing or medicine.
Two Hearts for Hope is working with the orphans in Russia, specifically western Russia, to help provide hope and the basic necessities these children lack through the programs we organize and the donations we collect.
Over the next few months we will take the beginning steps to what we pray is a long relationship with the children in Russia. Please check back for updates or follow us on facebook to see how God leads us to help these children!
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thank you once again to each person/family that supported these children for Nauryz!
Friday, April 8, 2011
Thank you to the following people who shopped to support Two Hearts and to Muriel for this great idea and continued support!
We have a Stella and Dot fundraiser going on now....
Ready to update your wardrobe for Spring?
Come browse the new Spring line of Stella and Dot Jewelry and help the children of Kazakhstan at the same time!
A portion of all sales will benefit Two Hearts for Hope!
Drop by our on-line jewelry trunk show:
When: April 8-22, 2011
Click on "find your hostess"
Enjoy shopping for beautiful jewelry while you are helping Two Hearts for Hope!
Monday, April 4, 2011
A very special thank you to Jennifer and the Almaty International School Honors Society for volunteering to facilitate our Nauryz celebration in Esik, Chilik and Karakastek. We could not have arranged all of these parties without them and we are forever grateful for the love they show all these beautiful children!