Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families

by Charitable Organization Bright Kids Charity
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families
Crisis response: Support Vulnerable Families

Dear friends, 

We'd like to introduce you to Olga, a mum of two boys, one of whom has a disability. Olga finds it hard to provide for her family. Having a child with disabilities means she can only accept jobs that offer flexible hours. 

However, Olga has a plan. The mother-of-two wants to launch a hairdressing business. This would allow her to choose her own hours and be available to her children. She has completed a hairdressing qualification but cannot afford a hairdressing kit. The family’s situation has worsened as the war has continued and their home has been damaged during the fighting. 

"I want to become independent and earn my own income. I can only work at home, as my life is completely connected with my children," Olga said. 

Bright Kids Charity is committed to helping the mum-of-two to get back on her feet and, as part of this project, has provided Olga with hairdressing tools worth USD 470.91 so she can start working from home, establishing a successful hairdressing service. Olga was very grateful for this much-needed support. She made a point of thanking those who recognise the struggles of mums of children with disabilities and those who commit to helping them in proactive ways. 

The mums that approach Bright Kids Charity for help often have the skills, qualifications or experience to work independently, they simply need help purchasing the tools and equipment essential to their trade. As the war continues to ravage the country - leaving vulnerable families in dire circumstances - mums of children with disabilities cannot afford these trade essentials. While some organisations in Ukraine offer women consultations and moral support, practical assistance is lacking. 

However, without practical help, without the necessary equipment, materials or tools, it is not possible to run a venture, and the cycle of poverty and dependence continues. This challenge has always limited Ukrainian mothers of disabled children because state support barely covers the costs of living. Now, as the war drags on, pensions are delayed and cost-of-living prices have dramatically increased. Ambitions such as Olga's - to be self-sufficient running a small business with flexible working hours - don’t come to fruition. Many of these families struggle to survive. Equipment purchases are put aside, and business plans stall. It’s a vicious cycle. Women want to work to benefit their children, but they cannot get a start without the things they need to practise their trade. They simply need a hand up the ladder.

Bright Kids Charity helps to improve the quality of life for mums and their families by helping women purchase trade equipment to earn an income and work independently. Such assistance will become more urgent as the war enters the winter months. Food will become scarce, energy costs will increase, and the potential for starvation for the most vulnerable is very real.

Although this project has received support from our wonderful donors, it hasn’t attracted as much attention as some of our other projects. By helping the mum of a child with disabilities to stand on her two feet, you are helping to feed a hungry family and potentially saving multiple lives - all with a simple contribution to help one woman step on the ladder to become self-sufficient - which she will continue to be long after the war is over.  

Please support our project by spreading the word about us! https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/creating-opportunities-for-disadvantaged-moms/ 

Thank you for standing with Ukraine and Ukrainian mothers! 

 

Best wishes, 

Natalie Blinder 

Founder of Bright Kids Charity 

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Dear friends, we are happy to share an update on how your donation helped a Ukrainian family in need. 

The woman in the picture is Snizhana, a mom of three boys with autism. Snizhana and her family live in a rural area in Chernihivska Oblast. The family lived in a city, but after the children were born, they chose to move to the countryside for their health; spending a lot of time outdoors benefitted their development significantly. 

For Snizhana, moving to the country meant sacrificing her professional life as there were no job opportunities; hence becoming self-reliant was crucial for the mother of three. So, Snizhana turned her passion - painting - into a career. She sells her artwork to provide for her family. 

The war devastated the family's well-being, putting them in dire need, and jeopardized Snizhna's ability to earn an income as she could not afford to purchase painting tools. With this project's help, we supported Snizhana and her family by buying the necessary painting tools worth USD 273. 

The war and deepening poverty put the lives of thousands of vulnerable families at risk. BKC is a Ukrainian charity working in Ukraine to help families affected by the war.

By helping to provide necessary tools and equipment to mothers of children with disabilities so they can run their ventures, you are helping these families to get through the war. Please consider supporting this project with a donation to help vulnerable families to survive! Every life matters; your help counts. 


Thank you for standing with Ukraine! 

Best wishes, 

Natalie Blinder 

Founder of Bright Kids Charity 

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Dear friends! We have another update about how your generous donations helped vulnerable families at this critical time. 

Moms of children with disabilities who require round-the-clock care have minimal job prospects, and they choose professions that allow flexible working hours. In war circumstances, vulnerable families - most of them are single moms - are fighting for their survival. And we can’t thank you enough for being there for them! 

Maria and her mom Olena live in Kyiv Oblast. Maria has cerebral palsy and needs constant care. To provide for herself and her daughter, Olena makes and sells custom-made handicrafts; they are beautiful Ukrainian style-inspired pieces - beads and bracelets. We purchased handcraft supplies that Olena needs to make these unique accessories worth UAH 10279 (USD 350). Raising a child with disabilities in peaceful times requires significant resources for regular treatment, medicines, and care. Let alone raising a child with disabilities in the war circumstances. Olena does not give up, she is moving forward, which is admirable! 

Vita’s daughter Anastasiia has cerebral palsy and spastic diplegia. She hardly walks on her own and needs constant care and regular treatments. Vita started providing manicure services that allow flexible hours helping to juggle her responsibilities being a mom and a professional. Financial independence is essential for Vita, and she dreams of starting her own business one day. The first step towards that is purchasing necessary work equipment. As the war is raging, there is no way Vita could be able to afford that. We purchased Vita essential work equipment worth UAH 19265 (USD 660) as part of this project. Vita is so very grateful for this vital help! She says - now that this dream has come true, she has one more dream: peace in Ukraine. We believe that dark times do not last, and we will be celebrating our victory one day! 

We are so thankful for your support that allowed us to help these families at this challenging time! 

Please consider supporting one of our projects dedicated to helping families of children with disabilities who rely on government resources that no longer exist as government support has primarily been redistributed to funding an unprovoked war https://www.globalgiving.org/donate/80020/charitable-organization-bright-kids-charity/. 100 per cent of donations go to support the cause. Since the russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, Bright Kids' operational costs have been generously covered, meaning we can allocate 100% of all other donations towards projects.

Thank you for standing with Ukraine! 

Warm regards, 

Natalie Blinder 

Founder of Bright Kids Charity 



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Dear friends! 

We are happy to announce that we purchased raw materials worth UAH 6972 (USD 237) for Olga’s soap-crafting venture. Olga is the mother of 3 children, one of whom has a disability. She has taken action to generate an income to support her family, and she crafts soap to earn a little extra to provide for her family. 

Our country is going through a war that has affected everyone. But families of children with disabilities are especially vulnerable. 

The ability to generate income - however little - plays a vital role in the survival of families with children with disabilities. From our side, with our projects, we are trying to provide support for families of children with disabilities in different aspects of life - by providing necessary medical treatment https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/ukraine-tensions-no-child-forgotten/, by providing essentials such as food, medicines and diapers https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/ukraine-help-disabled-children-affected-by-war/, and by supporting mothers’ entrepreneurial initiatives. 

At this stage, it is about ensuring the families we support have the means to survive. Every family is very deserving, and every mother is trying her best to provide for her children. 

We appreciate your support immensely! We thank you for standing with Ukraine! 

Thank you! 

Warm regards, 

Natalie Blinder 

Bright Kids Charity’s Founder and Executive Director 

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We wanted to thank you, our donors, for your support of Ukrainian moms of children with disabilities.

Our beneficiary, Yana, and her son, Tymur, live in Donetsk Oblast. Being the mother of a child with disabilities, Yana did not have many opportunities to earn an income as her son requires full-time care. The miserable state pension is not enough to feed the family, and there are few employment opportunities with flexible hours in their hometown. So, Yana decided to take the matter into her own hands. She completed hairdressing courses and started offering hairdressing services. Despite stiff competition in her small town, Yana is working hard to build her clientele.

Bright Kids helped Yana purchase hairdressing products to support her business. There are so many moms of children with disabilities in Ukraine that need just a bit of encouragement and support to start a business venture and build a new life for themselves and their children.

We want to be there for these women and their children, to provide a platform for mothers of children with disabilities to build a new life.

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Charitable Organization Bright Kids Charity

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine - Ukraine
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Natalie Blinder
Kyiv, Ukraine
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