Dec 26, 2019

Sad news from the BIG CHANGE

our students
our students

Dear Friends!

We would like to share our pains with you in hope you could help us out.

Usually hate to write about sad news at this pre-New Year time but we have to.

‘Big Change’ is facing an unprecedented crisis right now.

Our budget for January-March sums up to 200 thousand USD, at the time being we have only 67 thousand USD.

The reasons of this are as follows:

We failed to get the grants we counted on (those we get annually).

The new premises we moved into required more renovation costs than we expected and more time of the team that in fact is also money.

We will be able to apply for grants the next time only in spring so we won’t attract money quickly. Urgent help from corporate donors isn’t readily available either – they have their own processes. 

Additionally, the New Year holidays slow down the application process. We wrote to everyone we could reach and still don’t know where to get the 133 thousand USD we lack. 80% of those are supposed to be teachers’ salaries.

The only option we see at the moment is downsizing and minimizing the program that will automatically mean decreasing the number of students we teach.

One of our students said: “In ‘BigChange’ I felt I had a home for the first time”. For many of them it is the one and only place where they weren’t sorted out, where they were accepted and where they received help. As the students have no alternatives it would be very painful to refuse them this sort of help.

We ask you to support us and our students in this hard situation. Any sum is very important now.

You probably know someone for whom it could be interesting to get to know our fund and our work.

We are open, we would be glad to see you and your friends at our place. We are ready to show you everything and answer any questions.

our student
our student

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Dec 17, 2019

Big Change Report

our team
our team

Dear Friends! 

Today we want to tell you about our activities  for this year.

During 2019 year Big Change help 71 young guys in different ways:

-7 young people still living in the orphanages, but close to emancipation (14-18 y.o.)
-36 orphanage graduates (typically 18-25 y.o.)
-22 adopted or "foster care" school age children (7 to 18 y.o.)
-6 young people living in mental homes because of their health disables

 

We are proud of our  results during 17 years of our works! We have helped 573 youngsters change their future,

121 participants graduated from 9th or 11th grade, 

153 enrolled into vocational schools and colleges or universities, 

28 started their own families, 

14 came out of a special care institutions (psychoneurological boarding school).

We and our students thank you for your support and trust! We have great plans for the following time, but we still need money for our future programs. So please do not hesitate to donate or share the information about us with your friends and colleagues.

our student
our student

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Dec 11, 2019

GlobalGiving's Year-End Campaign has begun

our students
our students

GlobalGiving’s Year-End Campaign begins on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, and ends a on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.

Overall Bonus Prizes totaling $12,000 will be awarded at the conclusion of the campaign to the top project(s) in each of the following categories:

  • Most Funds Raised: In ascending order, the top three projects that raise the most funds in the Year-End Campaign will receive Bonus Prizes of $4,000, $2,000, and $1,000.
  • Most Unique Donors: In ascending order, the top six projects with the most unique donors will receive Bonus Prizes of $2,000, $1,000, $800, $600, $400, and $200.

To continue our work we fundraise money for all of our projects and repair work in the new office. We can’t do it without you! We and our students thank you for your support and trust! 

Help us to celebrate the New Year and Christmas in a New renovated Home of 'BIG CHANGE'!

students organized the trip themselves
students organized the trip themselves

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