Sponsor Anna and her children for Christmas



Anna fled her abuser in Latvia with her son and daughter this month returning to the USA with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Anna will be living in shelter with her kids this Christmas. While many of us will be buying toys for their children, Anna doesn't even have money to buy decent clothing for her kids. Your funds will enable us to provide Anna and her children with winter coats, some warm clothing and basic needs to help make them more comfortable this Christmas.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Anna, like so many American women who flee home for safety, leave with nothing more than the clothes on their back. There is little chance of child support or alimony from the abuser in the foreign country. Anna must start her life over from scratch. The money raised will go to help Anna with basic clothing and shoes for her children for Christmas.

How will this project solve this problem?

Anna does not have the funds to buy coats, warm clothing and shoes for her children. She is in a climate that is cold in the winter. The funds will enable her to give her children the basic necessities for Christmas.

Potential Long Term Impact

Anna has been empowered to leave her abuser and flee back to the USA with her children. Now she must be able to provide for them. Anna is working on getting a job and re-establishing her life free of abuse with her children.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $300

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $300 .  The original project funding goal was $300.



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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Paula Lucas

Portland, OR United States

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