Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Our latest project

We are excited to announce our next big project in Russia! Our goal is to raise $20,000 for a new playground at the baby orphanage in Volgograd. The orphanage currently does not have a playground, only a small area with a few Soviet Era structures. The children have little to no room to run around and exercise their bodies and brain.

A new playground would get the children moving and having fun at the same time. The children will have climbing structures to exercise their legs, bars exercise arms and shoulders and all together the equipment encourages children to run, giving them a healthy does of cardiovascular exercise.

Playground equipment has also been proven to help develop toddlers' brain, as they learn about the world through motor activities and sensory experiences. Brain development in the first six years of life is especially important, and the more the children exercise both their sensory and motor skills, the more brain connections are created.

Playgrounds not only have physical benefits but social and self-confidence benefits as well. Children learn how to take turns and exercise self-control through group interaction. Children also gain self-confidence as they master the playground structures which leads to an increase in self-esteem.

We feel it is essential for the orphans to have a playground that will aid in their physical, mental, and social well-being.

Please consider helping the children of Volgograd!

To make a donation please visit our website - http://www.twoheartsforhope.org/playground.html


McMary said...

What an awesome project. Will there be a mission trip to build the playground again? I am in awe of all you ladies do.

MMrussianadoption said...

i have a surprise for you. will share in a couple of weeks.

MMrussianadoption said...

We just made a donation under Russia general for the playground. Kevin did a community svc. project for school. He really wanted us to adopt again, but I told him this was the next best thing. to help orphans over there. haha. He raised over $200 and we matched it. Let me know if you received our contribution. We hope this puts you closer to building the playground.