“Hello, visible and invisible in our lives comrades. God bless the fruits of your labor. Thank you, as I thank God. Everything will be fine. I hope that the children will understand that we have to be thankful for everything, and learn to share. After all, we each are pieces of puzzle in everyone’s life. ” – Kristina (single mother with 4 children, after she received anonymous food support before Easter).
In 2012 The Centre for Information and Support for Large Families helped 540 large families with 3 and more children. This number is permanently growing…
In period January – April 2013 organization collected 3000 kg clothes, toys, footwears, dishes from local community members and divided everything for people in need (for 71 poor large families and 49 other people in need). Food support (758 packages ) was organized for 153 large families growing up 538 children.
It was organized additional cultural, non-formal educational, leisure and other services for large families, especially for kids and youth.
Some services for families are delivered via two innovative projects:
1) “Financial education for poor and unemployed ”, launched in 2012. This project provides targeted non-formal education and individual consultations of professional specialists for large families, facing unemployment and poverty.
2) “Development of Large Families capability of internal and external communication” (educational “Family breakfasts” once pre month on Saturdays, for 25-30 families, cultural education via visits to theatre (263 members of target families, regular providing 150 families of topical information via electronic messages what connects clients to important for them events and services, provides links to useful laws, articles, specialists, institutions, etc.
17 representatives from target families were trained in Lithuania and abroad as youth leaders, as volunteer teachers for “parents for parents” programs, as active volunteers for community activities.
Director of organization Regina Sevelkaitiene become a finalist in elections “Women of the year in Klaipeda -2013” because of work for large families, youth and children:
“Metu klaipediete 2013 ” http://www.ve.lt/video/balticum-zinios/balticum-tv-zinios-2013-03-11/
To learn more about The Centre for Information and Support for Large Families other projects and accomplishments in 2012, please see our 2012 Annual report: http://www.seimubendruomene.lt/
Thank you all for all that you do for kids from large families in Lithuania.
Organization The Centre for Information and Support for Large Families have no another possibility to retain and improve services without your support .
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The Centre for Information and Support for Large Families, Debreceno 3, Klaipeda, LT-94175, Lithuania