Grants and Projects,
03-BG-01: Center for Development, Nikolaevo,
Bulgaria. $81 to
purchase house slippers for 25 Roma children resident at the Center during the
03-BG-02: Rilski School
for the Deaf, Targovishte,
Bulgaria. $150 to purchase basic
medical supplies for 158 children living full-time at the school.
03-BG-03: Home for Children, Veliki
Preslav, Bulgaria. $350 to purchase
underclothes and socks for all 100 children at the orphanage.
03-BG-04: St. Kliment Ohridski elementary school, Borovo, Bulgaria. $300 to purchase textbooks,
which will be kept at the school and loaned each year to children who cannot
afford to purchase their own copies.
03-BG-05: Cyril and Methodius Orphanage for the
Bulgaria. $300 to purchase
underclothes and socks for the neediest children.
03-BG-06: Burdarski Geran Orphanage, Biala Slatina municipality, Bulgaria. $200 to purchase shoes for
the 50 children at the orphanage.
Other donors contributed an additional $82.
03-BG-07: Cyril and Methodius Boarding School,
Radevo village, Nova Zagora municipality, Bulgaria. $300 to purchase basic
clothing for each of the 82 children who live at the school during the week.
Vaptsarov Boarding School for Mentally Handicapped
Bulgaria. $312 to purchase cloth to
be used in a job training program for students at the school. While being taught sewing skills, the
students converted the cloth into bed linens for themselves.
03-BG-09: United Children’s Institution and
Bulgaria. $120 to refurbish
02-BG-01: Maria Louisa
Home for the Elderly, Svishtov, Bulgaria: $260
to purchase two vacuum cleaners, one clothes dryer and two cases of adult
disposable diapers. The Home is a 90-year-old facility housing 125
displaced seniors ranging in age from 60 to 90. Previously, residents'
clothes were line-dried and the 60 carpeted rooms were cleaned with a broom and
Orthopedic Clinic, Gorna
$681 to fund the purchase of a perfusor (a machine
that regulates the dosage of medicines being given intravenously to
patients). An additional $220 of the purchase price was covered by other
02-BG-03: Home for the
Raising of Children Without Parental Support, Damyanovo village, Bulgaria: $338 to provide
winter shoes for 22 seven- to ten-year old residents of the home.
Nursery "Cricket," Yambol,
$308 to purchase 60 winter coats for children served by the nursery. Most
are ethnic Roma ("gypsies") and come from single-parent homes.
02-BG-05: Home for the Raising
of Children and Teenagers Deprived of Parental Care, Velingrad, Bulgaria: $292 for dental
care. The state does not provide dental care for institutionalized
children in Bulgaria,
but a Peace Corps Volunteer in Velingrad has arranged
with a local dentist to donate her services and provide an examination and
follow-up care for each child in the home. Our donation will be
used to purchase the necessary supplies.
"Unity" Reading Room, Kurdzhali, Bulgaria:
$328 to help fund AIDS Awareness Week events in this mainly ethnic-Turkish
city in southern Bulgaria.
02-BG-07: Home for the
$312 to purchase a refrigerator so that nutritious meals can be prepared on
site for teh 32 residents.
Office for Social Support, Ruen, Bulgaria:
$313 to purchase winter coats for 16 disabled children.
02-BG-09: Special Needs School
"Vasil Levski," Gotse Delchev, Bulgaria:
$313 to purchase supplies for training the school's poor and learning disabled
students in sewing and upholstering skills.
02-BG-10: "Kiril and Methodius" middle school and "G.S. Rakovsky" elementary school, Pazardzhik, Bulgaria: $104 to purchase
winter clothing and shoes for the neediest students at these schools in the
city's Roma ("gypsy") quarter.
02-BG-11: Social Home
for Children, Fakia,
Donation of a used G.E. dryer (value $70) to this orphanage near Burgas, on the Black Sea
01-BG-01: Stanata School for children with mental disabilities, Novi Pazar, Bulgaria: $254 to purchase diagnostic and
educational equipment as well as shoes for those children whose families cannot
afford them. The school teaches 140 elementary school students with a
variety of disabilities (from stuttering and dyslexia to mental retardation) and
seeks to help them understand and deal with their conditions and to
integrate them into society.
Children’s Center, Tsarevo,
$153 for children's reading materials and school supplies, and for a heavy-duty
mixer that the Center will use for a paper recycling program developed with the
assistance of a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in an effort to become
self-sustaining. Tsarevo is located on the Black Sea coast, near the border with Turkey.
The Center offers classes in music, ecology and health, among other subjects,
and organizes activities for holidays such as Christmas and Earth Day.
Recent drastic cuts in funding have forced the Center to the brink of closure.
Social Services children's home, Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria:
$238 to purchase appropriate clothing for ten older students will leave
the orphanage this year. The new clothes should boost their
self-confidence and ease their integration into society. This institution
combines an orphanage and a school for students with mild mental
Home for children with disabilities, Gorski Senovets village, Veliko Turnovo district, Bulgaria: $340 to
purchase a professional-quality food processor to prepare food for those
children who must be fed by bottle. The Home cares for 50 children with
mental and physical disabilities, some of whom are not able to leave their
01-BG-05: Home for
Children with Mental Disabilities in Jurkovo village,
Luky district, Bulgaria: $286 to purchase
bed linens and food sufficient to supplement the diets of the children for 3-4
months. The 72 children at the Home suffer from serious mental
disabilities. Many cannot communicate, and 40 are unable to leave their
beds. As in many such institutions, government funding is just barely
adequate to meet minimum requirements.
Home in Veliko
$218 to provide supplemental nutritional items in Christmas packages for
the 120 elderly residents of the home. Other donors provided baskets and
personal hygiene items.
01-BG-07: Support for
an orphan in Nova Zagora, Bulgaria:
$165 to provide clothing, winter boots, eye glasses and school supplies to an
11-year-old girl living with her mentally handicapped grandparents after the
death of her mother and abandonment by her father.
canceled and resubmitted in 2002.
Institution for Professional Secondary Education for Mentally Challenged and
Orphan Children, Ovcha
$275 to purchase shoes for the neediest children.
01-BG-10: Union of the Deaf and Mute, Momchilgrad, Bulgaria: $294 to provide
Christmas "care packages" including staple foodstuffs and batteries
for hearing aids to the 60 most severely handicapped members and their 111
01-BG-11: Kiril and Methodius
School for the Disabled, Brestovitsa village, Borovo
$267 to purchase a 3-4 month supply of medicines for the infirmary at the
school, which is home to 120 children suffering from various mental and
01-BG-12: Dimcho Debelyanov Orphanage, Silistra, Bulgaria: $172 to purchase
winter boots for the children. Other donors provided an additional $788
to provide boots for all 74 residents.
01-US-01: September Eleventh
Fund: $100 to this fund established jointly by the United Way and the
New York Community Trust to assist victims of the terrorist attacks and their
01-US-02: The American
Red Cross: $100. In light of concern that the outpouring of donations
to the special fund set up by the Red Cross in response to the terrorist
attacks was diverting money that would normally go to other needs, we earmarked
this small donation for the ARC's regular domestic relief operations.
Home ("Detsky Domov"),
Litomerice, Czech Republic: The Detsky Domov provides care for
orphaned, abandoned and neglected children in the town of Litomerice, located
in the North Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. The air in
the region is heavily polluted due to extensive use of low quality brown
coal in power plants and heavy industry. To protect the children's
health, the staff try to provide them one
trip each year to a location with healthier air. The Fund
provided a grant of $350 to help defray costs of the children's trip
to the Adriatic coast of Italy.