Funds in Children & Youth

Sport for Teens in Risk Fund
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Sport for Teens in Risk Fund
The Small Group Home for young children in Lyulin (Sofia, Bulgaria) was established as part of a project by a non-governmental organization in collaboration with Sofia Municipality. It comprises an apartment where children ranging from 5 to 12 years old are accommodated. All of them have some form of illness or mild disability, and their families are facing difficult socio-economic circumstances, making it challenging for them to provide adequate care. The children are looked after by a social worker and women who are with them around the clock. These children have now grown older. The oldest girl is 19 years old and attends high school, while the others are teenagers. The only boy among them, the brother of the 19-year-old girl, is 9 years old. Presently, three girls and three teenagers reside in the Lyulin apartment. They attend school and participate in a therapeutic workshop at the "Hedgehogs" Center, which is also overseen by our organization. Through donations, we provide them with opportunities for vacation and variety - every summer, they have the chance to visit the sea and the mountains. The sea, in particular, is their most cherished destination. These young individuals possess diverse interests, and it is our responsibility to offer them extracurricular activities that they find enjoyable, activities that will contribute to their personal growth and well-being. Thus far, we have identified several fitting activities that align with their interests, such as drumming in the Rhythm Workshop, dancing, swimming, soccer, theater, and more. To facilitate these activities, we require funds to cover participation costs, as well as expenses for transportation and an accompanying staff member. Within the Center, there is a woman who cannot leave due to her responsibilities in meal preparation, cleaning, and ensuring the children's attendance at school. An African proverb aptly characterizes our situation: "It takes a village to raise a child"! Through your support, we aim to provide our teenagers with their preferred sports and activities, enabling them to develop their skills, fulfill their potential, and experience well-being and happiness. Financial Goal: $4,000 USD (for one year, covering sports and engaging activities for leisure time for 6 children).
Professional Support for our Children with Disabilities in Bulgaria Fund
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Professional Support for our Children with Disabilities in Bulgaria Fund
The purpose of this fund is to continue providing professional care and support for 10 children and youths with severe disabilities. We have attracted to our side the best kinesiotherapist (Rada) in the city of Ruse, Bulgaria with enormous experience. She is a teacher at the University of Ruse and has known some of our young people for 15 years. We would like to ensure her support and care for our children and youths with severe disabilities for another 12 months (for 2 years we received donations for her, as the municipality/state do not ensure her work). This is not just a fad. This is an opportunity to observe the children in their everyday life, in their usual environment. In this way, the postures that are most favorable for them are discovered, and the movements that are possible for them, as well as those that they can be encouraged to do, are outlined. An example of Rada's work is with Miss Violetta - The condition at the beginning of rehabilitation a year ago was difficult. Violeta has severe thoracic kyphosis, frequent nervousness, and insomnia. Standing up made her nervous; she couldn't walk, and she had a panicky fear of being in a different position. Now she fully cooperates during the rehabilitation activities: she can walk, sit independently and safely. She likes physical activity, it calms her down and brings her happiness, which can be read in her expression. We can say that she is making huge progress in her development – she plays fit-ball and likes to push a wheelchair, and during these exercises, she receives instructions that she understands. The results that are achieved are exceptional, not because we make miracles at the center, but because the real existing opportunities for the development of each child are used professionally. Through your support, we will continue to provide professional care for children and youths with disabilities so that they can develop their skills and reach their full potential, feel good, and be happy. Financial goal: 7000 USD (1000 BGN per month or 12 mounts professional support)
Support Nikola Tsolov, the Bulgarian teenage racing star on his dream journey to Formula 1 Fund
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Support Nikola Tsolov, the Bulgarian teenage racing star on his dream journey to Formula 1 Fund
Meet Nikola Tsolov, the 16 years old Bulgarian racing star on his challenging journey to Formula 1. He started his karting career in 2016 and became champion of Bulgaria in 2016 and 2017. In 2019, he won the Italian WSK Open Cup against 60 racers. He was invited by Fernando Alonso to drive alongside him in the 24h Endurance race in Dubai in 2021, where they finished third. Supported by Fernando Alonso, Nikola joined A14 Management and the Alpine Drivers Development Program, who grow and develop racers for the Alpine Formula 1 team. In 2021, his first year in F4, Nikola became Spanish F4 Champion with most wins, poles and fastest laps. This paved his way to FIA Formula 3, where he became the youngest driver on the grid and competed in 2023, driving for the ART team. Formula 3 races are held together with Formula 1 races and Nikola proudly wears his Bulgarian flag–painted helmet in the paddock and on the track, and hopefully on the podium too! But here’s the challenge: motorsport is expensive and Nikola needs to raise funds to pay for his participation in the Formula 3 season in 2024. The money are needed to: • Pay the team for the seat in the car • Equipment and safety gear • Training and practice sessions • Fees and costs for every race Nikola’s career and journey is funded by his family, who put their money, effort and time behind him and look for various sponsors. Sponsors contribute a significant amount already, yet, more is needed to secure Nikola’s place on the Formula 3 grid in 2024. To continue the fairytale and to help Nikola represent and promote Bulgaria on the highest levels of motorsports, we are raising 50,000 Euro. Donate to the campaign and root for the Bulgarian Lion in the 2024 races, knowing you helped this!
Help the orphans in Vietnam who lost parents due to the pandemic! Fund
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Help the orphans in Vietnam who lost parents due to the pandemic! Fund
Dear VMware friends: In the wake of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, many innocent children have lost their parents, their lives forever altered, and they now bear scars that no child should ever have to endure. There are so many heartbreaking stories that I personally witnessed in Vietnam: - A 5-year-old boy lost both of his parents while in the isolation camp. - A middle-school student lost his only mother. His relative told me that at night he still quietly talks to the image of his late mother ...and many, many more stories that I can not even write down without holding back the tears. We can never understand the pain they carry. I sometimes look at their pictures just to remind myself how blessed and fortunate we are. We have identified a few orphanages or charities that offer accommodation and educational opportunities for these orphans. For example, this initiative here: https://www.facebook.com/truonghyvonghopeschool We can do more to help. Your generous contributions can make a profound difference in the lives of these orphans. Your donations will provide them with the means to survive, access to education, and most importantly, hope. From the bottom of my heart - thank you for being the beacon of hope these children so desperately need! Please state in your donation "Support for Orphans". I will personally ensure that our contribution is received by the school. All donations will be sent to VietBay Inc., a 501©(3) non-profit organization formed by a group of Vietnamese professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area to receive and distribute fund to charity in Vietnam. All US donations are tax deductible.
Axel Clarke COTA Fund
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Axel Clarke COTA Fund
https://cota.org/campaigns/COTAforAxelwithLove Please help my nephew with anything you can. His story told by his mother below: Axel started off like any other child. He was happy, healthy, strong, and mischievous. He loved chasing his older brothers and sneaking treats to the family dog. Shortly after his first birthday he started getting sick. There was no rhyme or reason for it. He got sick back-to-back and began to struggle. When cancer was the leading prognosis, his doctors pushed for Axel to get more lab work ASAP. That push led him to the emergency room, which saved his life. It was ultimately discovered that he did not have cancer but instead was in full heart failure. After every level of testing, the cause is still unknown. He was fading fast and his best hope was being transported to Stanford Children’s Hospital. Axel held on long enough to be placed from the gurney to his hospital bed where his vitals plummeted. Emergency procedures were used to save his life that night. His parents could only watch in horror as the medical teams tried their best. His parents remember optimistically, yet naively, asking, “there’s still a chance his heart will just heal itself, right?” There was a pause and a very soft, but firm response. “Axel is critically ill. A part of his heart has died. He needs a transplant. Axel needs a new heart.” Since then, teams of doctors and machines have been used to keep him going. Axel is recovering on a Ventricular Assist Device (VAD). He is hooked up to machines that keep him alive and he cannot leave the hospital until after transplant. Axel's parents take turns being with him at the hospital and being home with his brothers. The need to be present with Axel has caused the family to be reduced to one income. For Axel and his family, this is a difficult marathon. With medical bills and expenses beginning to pile on, the family is seeking help from COTA to keep their family strong and help relieve some of the financial stress as they move through this journey together. The Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA) helps children and young adults who need a life-saving transplant by providing fundraising assistance and family support. COTA is the nation’s only fundraising organization solely dedicated to raising life-saving dollars in honor of transplant-needy children and young adults. 100% of each contribution made to COTA in honor of our patients helps meet transplant-related expenses. COTA’s services are free to our families, and gifts to COTA are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Music For All - Inclusion of Children and Adults with Disabilities Through Music Fund
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Music For All - Inclusion of Children and Adults with Disabilities Through Music Fund
For the purchase of 2 specially-developed Arcana instruments - for inclusion of children and adults with various disabilities through music. The creator of the instrument aimed precisely at the development of such a product, which would meet the possibilities of people with specific needs to make music, play, and have fun. We would like to implement the 2 Arcana instruments in our day care and therapy centers (one in Sofia and one in Ruse), where we work with over 150 children and youth with disabilities and mental sufferings (including autism and autistic spectrum). Our main goal is to upgrade our work by giving them new opportunities for expression, creativity, to develop their potential, and at the same time to be used for therapeutic work - calming, concentration, crisis management. The instrument is easy to use, designed for inclusion, adaptable and versatile, easy to teach, easy to learn and play, suitable for all ages, skills, and abilities. The main customers include - Daycare centers, Rehabilitation centers, occupational therapists, special-needs schools, elderly homes hospitals, etc. Through your support, we can be one of the first organizations that will implement in their work this specialized Arcana instrument for making music by children and young people with disabilities and mental sufferings in Bulgaria. Financial goal: 4000 USD (2000 USD per each instrument) About us: Child and Space Association is an organization with 19-year history. We currently manage 9 social services for children and elders with disabilities and mental sufferings in two municipalities - Sofia and Ruse. In 2022, we supported 217 children and young people with disabilities/mental sufferings and their parents/caregivers: 24 hours care of 35 children and young people abandoned from their parents in 4 small group homes, within our three Day care centers we provided day care and specialized therapeutic support to 97 children and young people with disabilities/mental sufferings, and in the centers for social rehabilitation and integration we supported 91 children and their parents. The main activities of the Association aim to provide support and hope to children at risk and to children and youth with specific needs and their families. We strive to improve living conditions and relationships in society so that every child can realize his rights. Through complex services and an individual approach, we create for these children and young people a space for creativity and expression, for their families - an environment for support, sharing and growth, and for specialists who work with children - opportunities for exchanging experience, for cooperation and building of professional capacity.