Universal Aid For Children, Inc.
Rating: 5 stars 8 8 reviews
Children & Youth, International
1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. #126 Ft. Lauderdale FL 33304 USA
Universal Aid for Children's Ukrainian Program strives to provide direct humanitarian aid to nearly 2,000 orphaned and displaced children in the Odessa region of Ukraine, with the goal being to relieve the pain and suffering of these needy and deserving children. Our focus is direct aid (nutrition, medical/dental/psychological care, education, building repair and reconstruction, basic needs), sustained development, and post-orphanage education and support (via our Orphaned Teen Scholarship Program).
UAC's Orphaned Teen Scholarship Program has helped over 300 teen orphans pursue higher education and succeed in life outside the orphanage. The Scholarship Program was recently expanded to include graduates from Fontanka School of Social Rehabilitation and Orphanage #7 (home to orphans with cerebral palsy and other handicaps). Our other accomplishments include: -Dozens of orphanage renovation projects such as bedrooms, bathrooms, playrooms, playgrounds, classrooms, etc. -Providing Christmas gifts for hundreds of orphans each year. -Organizing summer camps and Peace Day celebrations for the orphans each year. ...AND MUCH MORE!
Orphaned and displaced children, ages newborn through 20+ years old, in the Odessa region of Ukraine.
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1 person found this review helpful
I have worked with kids in Odessa, Ukraine for 12 years teaching arts and crafts and working with the Directors of each orphanage, finding out what their needs are and taking many pictures. I then write a report for UAC. Everyone loves Clara Pascal and UAC there as they have done so much for the health and welfare of the children. I have been blessed to work with such a great organization.I go once/yr, generally at Easter time to work with the children and share the beauty and joy of the Easter season with them. The staff that works there full time is very helpful in and taking us to the many places we need to go. The only negative thing I can say is that my time there goes too quickly.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
Working with all of the children and helping make their life much better. To see some graduating from University after the life they started with is so wonderful!
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Fantastic. They were all very helpful. In fact, many have become friends over the years.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Rebuild some of the orphanages, or least repair all of the plumbing! Also, make sure more are able to go to trade school or University. So they can break the cycle they came from.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About once a year
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