Universal Aid For Children, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   8 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, International

Location: 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. #126 Ft. Lauderdale FL 33304 USA

Mission: 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).
Results: 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!
Target demographics: Orphaned and displaced children, ages newborn through 20+ years old, in the Odessa region of Ukraine.
Geographic areas served: Odessa, Ukraine
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EIN 59-1739205
(954) 397-5769
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Rating: 5 stars  

Clara Pascal is a very kind person. She helped the Orphans Future Foundation to help orphan graduates in Ternopil region, Western Ukraine. Thanks.

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2004-2005

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Rating: 5 stars  

I first came in contact with Universal Aid for Children -Ukraine from a letter written by Clara Pascal in March 1997 requesting for "help" from a medical team specializing in AIDS / HIV. I became involved with this organization and assisted with the first HIV / AIDS conference for medical professionals held in that region. While visiting the orphanages we realized that the children had many needs and thankfully the HIV / AIDS epidemic had not hit the orphanages as hard as we had originally thought. The assessment proved that without further educating the teenage orphans they would be at high risk for STDs / unemployment / and possibly repeating the cycle of having children themselves that could become orphans. The teenagers have since had this wonderful opportunity to have "hope" for a better life by getting an education post high school and becoming employable! I am surprised and grateful for this program that has helped so many youngsters! It has been unpredictably successful! These kids have worked SO HARD! It is a pleasure to donate to this worthy cause! The world can only be changed-by helping one child at a time! My own son, Sasha was adopted from Ukraine when he was 4 1/2 years old. He is now 16 years old and boasts a very high IQ with a college bound future here in United States. His goal is to pursue a degree in engineering and he wants to return to the Ukraine someday and help the orphans who were not as fortunate as he was to get adopted! I am proud that he is knowledgeable about his roots and he has the gentle,kind heart to help others! Sasha enjoys going back to the Ukraine and looks forward to returning there someday to live! My prayers are that others will be inspired to help this organization that is dedicated to helping children that otherwise, would not have these opportunities! Donating to this organization is a very worthy cause! Neena Griffin RN

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I have personally experienced the results of this organization since March of 1997 and have found it to be a worthwhile cause!

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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