Shade For Children
A Ukrainian Charity Fund serving orphaned and vulnerable children in Western Ukraine.
Our Vision: No abandoned kids in Zakarpattia.
Our Mission: Uniting Churches & Communities to Cherish Every Orphaned and Vulnerable Child.
Family Preservation & Reunification
Before we can ever see an end of kids in orphanages in Western Ukraine we must first stem the flow. Right now, about as many kids enter institutions each year as age-out. That's not acceptable and it has to be stopped or limited. So we want to help keep families together; help them before things fall apart so badly that parents feel like their only option is to send their child to an orphanage. When possible we want institutionalized children to be reunited with direct or indirect family.
Advocating for Foster Care/Domestic Adoption
Wherever and whenever we have an opportunity to raise our voice, we want to promote foster care (especially from extended family) and domestic adoptions. We want to be a resource to equip and support foster and adoptive families.
Orphans and orphanages aren't going away overnight. As long as kids live in institutions in Western Ukraine we want to mobilize and equip trained teams to visit the same kids at the same place at the same time until they find a forever family or until Jesus comes back! We're looking for consistent volunteers to minister with kids and their caregivers for the long-haul.
Partnering with churches and other NGO's we want to provide healthy summer and winter camp experiences for orphaned and vulnerable children and teenagers, giving them a safe place to have fun, to learn, and to grow in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man.
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"