Shade for Children's Crisis Response

Refugee Support

We are partnering with several other organizations to help provide for internally displaced families and individuals and refugees. Some of our expenses have included purchasing mattresses and bedding for refugee centers as well as food and hygiene supplies. We've also supported individual families who are relocated on a more permanent basis to our region, and paid salaries for refugee center workers. To date (end of September), we've spent about $6000.

Orphanage Assistance

Local orphanages were initially affected financially but since the early stages of the war most of them are receiving help from a variety of sources. So far we've spent about $1500 to provide supplemental food.

ZCY Support

We've partnered with a couple of reputable organizations to procure body armor and first aid kits, as well as thermal imaging scopes for soldiers that we know who are at risk. We want husbands, fathers, and sons to come home alive. We've spent about $8000,

Missionary/Organizational Support

We've served several missionaries and other ministries by receiving and distributing funds since our banking network has proved fast and reliable. We helped buy a van for another ministry, we printed coloring books for refugee children and we bought Bibles from another ministry for distribution. So far, we've provided about $13500 to other organizations.

Families-in-Crisis

We are partnering with city social services and with several organizations to provide support for families affected by the war. Support includes food parcels and cash for families still living in "hotspots", mostly near Kyiv. We helped raise funds to purchase a van for a foster family and these funds offset expenses for 3 trauma-informed summer children's camps. We've spent about $15000 as of the end of September.

Extraction

We are partnering with a few organizations providing extractions of people from extremely difficult circumstances. We've spent about $1500.

Fuel

It's been easier to keep a fuel tab separately rather than itemize fuel costs for each category. Since the beginning of the war, we've spent about $1000 on fuel.

Personal

Clinton and Lena White are missionaries serving through Commission to Every Nation. 100% of funds given through Shade for Children are used for ministry projects and crisis response.

Donations received through CTEN support Clinton and Lena personally.

Clinton and Lena completed an adoption in March and decided to move forward building a home. Most personal funds since then have gone towards construction.