In Armenia and Romania it gets a lot colder in the winter months than in our latitudes. Therefore worrying about a warm room, enough food and appropriate clothing is more than justified. We help with our annual Christmas campaign!
Last year we introduced you to the Kirakosyan family. Gevorg (39) and Arusyak (37) live in Nor Charberd with their children Ashot (17), Alvard (15), Daniel (13), Hamest (11), Arman (10), Maria (7) and Angelina (4). near Yerevan. The family’s only regular income is state support, which amounts to less than 150 euros. Father Gevorg tries to find work every day, but it is difficult to find any. Ashot has a severe disability that places additional costs on the family.
Thanks to your donations, we were able to provide the whole family with warm jackets, clothing, food and winter shoes. Little Angelina was so happy that she wanted to give the warm blanket to her grandmother. The children asked who sent them so many gifts, potatoes and other food. We told them about AMRO and about the donors, and of course they wanted to write a thank you letter. We promised to send this letter to you and thank you on behalf of everyone.
Translation of the letter: “I am Alward, I say thank you. I am Hamest, I say thank you. Thank you – thank you!”
The Kirakosyan family, like other families we were able to help, is prepared for the winter.
More Families need Help
Arusjak Kzhoyan (33) lives with her husband Manvel (40) and her three children Zhenya (13), Gor (11) and Maksim (5) in a suburb of Yerevan. Manvel is her second husband. The father of the two older children left the family. Manvel works in a supermarket and earns around 130 euros a month. In addition, there is the family allowance of 88 euros. The family has to pay 120 euros as rent for their run-down house, which gets very cold in winter.
Zhenja has had a vision problem since birth. She only sees 20%. The girl is very kind and hardworking. This year she is in the 8th grade. She wants to become a designer. Gor is in the 5th grade. He has a moderate intellectual disability. As part of the school program, a psychologist and a speech therapist work with him. The mother is very grateful for this. Maksim is the youngest in the house. He is very friendly and calm. Maksim is healthy. He wants to become a police officer.
We would like to provide this and other families with everything they need to get through the winter healthy. The children should be given warm jackets and shoes so that they can attend school regularly even in the cold season.
Please help us to support as many families as possible in this way!
Winter jacket – 49 euros
Winter shoes – 49 euros
Winter blanket – 26 euros
3 pairs of warm socks – 29 euros
food package for one month – 49 euros
Sack of potatoes for one month – 49 euros
Heating costs for three months – 492 euros
(164 euros per month)
The Christmas Campaign for Casa Ray
20 children and young people still live in “Casa Ray”. Nevertheless, a lot has changed. Eight young people left the children’s home and eight others came. In addition, the boys and girls now live in different houses – the girls in “Casa Ray” and the boys in “Casa Tatiana”.
The older the children get, the more the expenses for each child increase. The home itself has to cover the costs of dental treatment and psychological care, which are essential for many of the children. There are also costs for tutors, who are also needed because some of the children did not or not regularly go to school before they arrived at Casa Ray.
The Gavril family, who run the home, also consider it important that the young people are able to meet up with their peers outside of the home. This also incurs some costs.
In addition, there are food and energy costs. A brief overview: A simple dental treatment costs around 85 euros, a psychotherapy session around 28 euros, a tutoring session in English around 38 euros and firewood per month around 487 euros.
Please help, so that the children at Casa Ray can spend a contemplative Christmas in warm rooms, with good food and a small present for each child. Thank you for your support!
The current flyer (in German) for the Christmas campaign can be downloaded here.
Thank you very much for your help!