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 Hovhannisyan family. Arsen (45) and Haykanush (37) with their children Anush (13), Wahe (11), Narek (10), Wahan (8), Ani (6), Anna (5), Tatev (4) and Artyom (2) had to ﬂee from Artsakh in autumn 2020 and had to leave almost everything behind. Since then the family has lived with Haykanush’s mother. Her brother Emin (34) with his wife Maryam (31) and their children Armine (9), Mher (8) and David (6) also live there. The low level of social assistance is not even enough for the bare necessities.
The extended family was all the happier that we were able to provide them with many useful things. The eldest daughter Anush writes: “We have just received many gifts on your behalf, such as warm blankets, winter jackets, boots, warm socks, toys and food, which we all appreciate very much. There are enough items in the food package to last for a long time. Thanks to you, we children can be warm and safe in the cold winter. We sincerely thank you for standing by our side and providing us with the appropriate help at the right time. May all the help bring blessings to you and your families! May God bless and keep you mightily!”
Thanks to your generous donations, we have also been able to bring such joy to several other families.
More Families need Help
The Kirakosyan family lives not far from the capital Yerevan. Father Gevorg (38) is willing to accept any job. However, he is unable to earn a living for himself, his wife Arusyak (36) and their children Ashot (16), Alvard (14), Daniel (12), Hamest (10), Arman (9), Maria (6) and Angelina (3). The family’s only regular income is help from the state, which does not even amount to 150 euros.
The eldest son Ashot has a severe congenital disability. He has to wear diapers, which is an additional cost. The family takes great care of him, but that is anything but easy in their situation.
The house where the Kirakosyans live is in a desolate condition. There is often a lack of food and heating. In winter, the children often cannot go to school because they do not have the appropriate clothing.
We want to change that and provide this and other families with everything they need to get through the winter healthy. The children should receive warm jackets and shoes so that they can attend school regularly also in the cold season.
Please help us to support as many families as possible in this way!
Winter jacket – 49 Euro
Winter shoes – 49 Euro
Winter blanket – 26 Euro
3 pairs of warm socks – 29 Euro
Food package for one month – 49 Euro
Sack of potatoes for one month – 49 Euro
Heating costs for three months – 492 Euro
(164 Euro per month)
The Christmas Campaign for Casa Ray
At Casa Ray, they look back gratefully on the year 2022. “Even though we had to overcome some obstacles, God gave us strength and a solution to every problem. We are infinitely grateful to him!” says Madalina Gavril, who runs the home together with her husband Matei and her father-in-law Mihai.
Currently 20 mostly older children live in Casa Ray. Before they moved into the children’s home, they all went through a lot and almost all of them need psychological help. In addition, there is medical care, such as dental treatment, which has to be paid for privately.
With winter, energy costs increase again. Around 650 euros per month are needed for firewood (the home is heated with wood), and another 750 euros per month for the other energy costs.
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!