Received and earmarked for grants:
|Donations in kind:
Distance translators have assisted:
Usage of funds / grants:
– £400 earmarked for Social enterprise Visi Var (Everyone Can) as launched by Ceribu Sparni (Wings of Hope)
– £560 earmarked for Debesmanna
– £600 earmarked for Marta
– £1,000 earmarked for robotics in social services schools project of Bērzes Strazdi – Labdarība
– Grant competition was launched in summer 2018. Payments towards the winning projects will be processed during late 2018. Full list of beneficiaries to be available in summer 2019. Our financial year ends in April. Full financial reports are prepared in August of the same year.
9 grants for projects developed by children’s charities in Latvia have been paid in full during Mar 2018 – Apr 2019. Here is what your donations have helped to buy:
€1,482 – Crisis centre in Daugavpils – therapy equipment and furniture for newly launched crisis and support centre
€913 – Autisma atbalsta punkts Rēzeknē – computer and video and designing software for lessons
€500 – Rasas pērles – Latgales Reģionālais atbalsta centrs Balvi – ball pit, pillows and table football
€498 – Latvijas Kristiga Alianse Bareniem, Liepaja unit – Montessori and other educational materials
€493 – Children’s crisis centre in Sigulda – boxing and other sports equipment for kids to release negative energy
€493 – Palidzesim.lv, Riga – ball pit for special needs kids and public donation boxes
€476 – Dienas aprupes centrs Saules stars, Aluksne – toys for special needs kids
€475 – Association Ventas Krasti, Skrunda – sowing machine and DYI set
€472 – Biedrība “Mēs saviem bērniem”, Madona – ergonomic chair for special needs people, musical instruments
Thanks to the producers and the sellers for the friendly prices: BuBuubaseini, Interneta veikals 220.lv, PEPI RER, Interneta veikals veicis.lv, Pirkumins.com, Babytown.lv, muki.lv, pirkums.lv, FeelFree.lv – veikals aktīvai atpūtai, Furni.lv
Donations raised during Centenary Charity Drinks and by our many birthday donors (Facebook fundraisers) and online shoping supporters (https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1161932-0) have helped to bring to life 7 more projects developed by children’s charities in Latvia. Grants have been paid in full during Nov 2018 – Apr 2019:
€900 – Biedrība “Aizputes Samarietis” wood pellets for the two buildings where charity operates its support clubs and soup kitchen
GBP690 – Debesmanna.com to organize free support groups for parents suffering from pre- and post natal depression
GBP457 – POGA therapy equipment for sensory room for special needs kids rehabilitation
€491 – Biedrība “Oranžais stars” aqua park tickets for special needs kids (accompanied by a family member)
€486 – Balta maja, Livani – looms and DYI kit
€465 – SOS bērnu ciemati Latvijā arts & crafts for kids, while their new foster parents attend trainings
GBP395 – POGA – G-EO System walking robot sessions for special needs kids
Thanks to the producers and the sellers for the friendly prices:
Scandbio Latvia, Baltijas Biroju Serviss, Grāmatnīcas “Jānis Roze”, Tavas Metodes, HobbySet – preces radošiem cilvēkiem, māksliniekiem un dekoratoriem, Inserv.lv, audejiem.lv
Sincere thanks from our team of volunteers:
We are extremely grateful to all and everyone, who supported the 2018 Charity Ball and Auction:
Embassy of Latvia in the UK / Latvijas vēstniecība Lielbritānijā and Ambassador Baiba Braže, masters of the ceremony Lauma Skruzmane andAleksis Razmuss , musicians Martins Smaukstelis, Kristina Bistriha and Veronika Rinkule, and the wonderful guests.
Thanks to the donors of auction prizes Latvijas Hokeja federācija, Roberts Bukarts, Jeļena Ostapenko, Instrumenti, Soulstones by Agnese Zeltina, Izklaides parks “Avārijas brigāde” , Laimas šokolādes muzejs, Mayra, Hotel & Restaurant Neiburgs, Hotel Radi un draugi Riga Old Town, Restorāns “Niklāvs”, The Grange Holborn Hotel, Elina Briede Jewelry, Ieva Cipruse, Ieva Ādamsone, SilkForPassion, Juris Gavars, ManDala, Emmi Designdeco, Ieva Ekmane, Ieva Bondare, grupa Dzeguzīte un Raimonds Pauls, Henna Guru Inese Dāvidsone, TRU:DE, Linda Ķuze, 6minutes365days, Sanda Krasta, Gundega Bičevska, Zane Zaharova, Brain Games LV, Rozes Bode, AnitasHandmade, Rūķīšu tēja, Communication ART un Vivita Leismane, Dobeles dzirnavnieks, Balzambārs, Andris Bulis, Guntars Račs, Ilze Tigule, Laura Blumberga, Linda Mūrniece, Aija Andrejeva, Astro’n’out (Official), Irma Kalniņa, City Mountaineering, GR Order, Karogu virtenes.
And supporters Daugavas Vanagu Fonds Lielbritānijā Daugavas Vanagu Fonda Londonas nodaļa, Latvian Professionals in London, Tauta, LaLonda, Londonas Latvieši, Latviesiem.co.uk, Latviesi.com, Brīvā Latvija, Anglo Baltic News, Latvians in the UK, Latvians in the UK News.
Photographer Gary Parravani
And our dear partner Debesmanna.com
We are grateful to Katrina Aleksa for coming up with the idea and for hosting the Centenary Charity Networking Drinks in November 2018
We are grateful to Opal Transfer and Gita Petkevica for hosting the Spring Charity Networking Drinks in March 2019. Opal Transfer is our pioneer corporate donor who matched donations raised during the evening for our latest project – cofinancing publishing of modern parenting books in Latvian language.