"Buy-a-Bed," one of our current projects, buys new, comfortable beds for children at the orphanages. Many of the beds they have are in very poor shape, with no support, and some even have springs poking up out of the mattresses. Most of the orphanages do not have the resources to replace the old beds themselves.
We raised enough money to supply 2 internaty with beds in 2006-2007 (Ochakiv, near Mykolayiv, and Berdyansk, on the Azov Sea). We hope to raise enough money in 2008 to help even more orphanages.
For only $150*, you can purchase a brand new bed and mattress for an orphan.
Donations are tax deductible, and should be sent to
"Buy a Bed" UCARE, Inc. P.O. Box 123 Glencoe MO 63038-0123
You can read more about our Buy-a-Bed project here.
(*most recent available price. Cost of the bed includes shipping to the orphangae, so prices may change.)
An orphan from Ochakiv sleeping peacefully in a new UCARE bed