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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Homeless & Housing, Housing Support, Youth Development

Mission: Our mission is to help disadvantaged children across the world to build a better future.

Results: we have repaired orphanage facilities, installed indoor bathroom, upgraded medical center, befriended many orphans. For detailed info please read the newsletters on our website: www.marinaskids.org

Target demographics: disadvantaged children in Ukraine

Direct beneficiaries per year: 300

Geographic areas served: Ukraine

Programs: upgrade facilities, clothing and personal supplies, medical fund, green houses, hosting, mentoring

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Marina's Kids is such an amazing organization! Not only do they help orphans experience the love of family through hosting, but they help nurture the relationship between orphans and families once the hosting period is complete. The volunteers are so helpful and knowledgeable and truly care about the beautiful children that they serve. Through numerous charitable projects, Marina and her amazing team of volunteers help improve orphanages through construction projects; donating school supplies, clothing, and hygiene products; and visits with the orphans to remind them all that they are special and loved. Marina's Kids goes the extra step beyond just hosting and touches so many precious lives.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have worked with Marina's Kids over the last year. We are truly amazed at how much this organization has been able to do to help orphans in Ukraine. They have taken on numerous projects at various orphanages, all of which have improved the quality of life for these children. In addition, Marina's Kids has brought orphans to the US on several hosting trips so that they can experience the love of a family and a cultural exchange. Marina and her volunteers work very hard to help orphans in Ukraine and pour out a whoile lot of love to them. It's an amazing organization.

April K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Marina and her organization have a heart for serving orphans! This ministry is close to the heart of God! Highly recommend hosting an orphan, giving them hope and showing them they are loved! Hosting thru this organization is encouraged!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Marina has been helping to better the lives of many children for many years; Her own children, children in her local neighborhood, and children in Ukraine. She spends countless hours to better their lives. Locally, she and her husband used to have a store of games and children would come from all over to play eachother in tournaments. The crowds were wonderful, the time was enjoyable, and their supervision was great. Now she has turned her efforts to orphans in Ukraine. She contacts many children regularly to chat with them, emotionally support them, and to show them that she loves and cares about them. She has taken many trips over to the Ukrainian orphanages to meet the children and caretakers, arrange for building renovations and to see them completed, taking supplies and clothing and more... Marina is a wonderful example of one who serves those in our world less fortunate and is a great role model for anyone who gets to know her. How awesome to see one person make such an amazing difference in the lives of others!

Nataliya K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Marina has always been concerned about the well-being of children that were unfortunate to grow up without parents’ love and affection. She started Marina and kids charity to give the orphan children in Ukraine a chance to succeed in their lives. Marina puts a lot of effort in renovating run down orphanages in Ukraine and bringing kids to the USA to get necessary medical treatment and to experience the American way of living. Last year Marina and her husband have adopted Kolia and Vika, expending their already large family (they have five kids of their own), Marina is hoping for other kids to find their families too and does everything possible to make it happen.