This December, CERI national staff and U.S. volunteers will distribute new winter boots and dry socks, along with hand-knit caps, scarves and gloves to children in Ukraine & Romania who are impoverished. CERI's Kids 'n Boots mission strives to prevent children from developing frostbite that is, unfortunately, all too common to harsh Eastern European winters. Every orphan identified for this mission will be personally fit with a new pair of warm winter boots and dry socks by U.S. team members
Romania is the eight largest country in the European Union by area and has a population of approximately 19 million people. Romania faces issues related to infrastructure, medical services, education, and corruption. Many of the Romani people in Romania have no identity cards and are therefore excluded from the social benefit systems, schools and health care. With high levels of poverty, CERI's Kids 'n Boots mission helps orphans stay healthy and warm during freezing Eastern European winters.
You can help by purchasing new pairs of warm winter boots and dry socks for children who are impoverished. CERI staff and teams of U.S. volunteers personally size and outfit each child identified for this mission with new winter boots and warm socks.
The Kids 'n Boots mission helps prevent frostbite in children who are impoverished. Frostbite is the medical condition where localized damage is caused to skin and other tissues due to freezing. At or below freezing 0 C (32 F), blood vessels close to the skin constrict, and blood is shunted away from the body's extremities. Lack of blood leads to freezing and death of skin tissue in the affected areas. There are four degrees of frostbite. Each of these degrees has varying levels of pain.
Total Funding Received to Date: $17,098
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $72,902
Total Funding Goal: $90,000