We are so impressed by Kris and Clarke (the founders) and the board members we have met of Ukrainian Orphan Outreach. Their unfailing and unfledging commitment to Christ and their mission is inspiring and it is clear to us that God's hand is on this work to stand in the gap for orphans and now particularly "aged-out" orphans in the Ukraine. The 2 group homes they have helped establish for this profoundly vulnerable age group is bearing tremendous fruit in the lives of these young men and women and its reach is expanding to the communities where these homes are located. Lives are being transformed by the love of Christ and the witness of this ministry. This has been accomplished on a shoestring budget where nothing is wasted and the diligence and giftedness of the wisely chosen group home parents, upheld in prayer and support by the UOO.
This was a God moment! I met a groupd of wonderful people. I had the honor of translating for this group and its incredible what God does through them. All I can say is glory to God and thank you ladies and gentlemen. :) keep doing the good word. Galatians 6.
Ukraine orphan outreach is the kind of mission organization that the Bible commands us to seek out… They are targeting the widows and the orphans, the least of these that Jesus commands us to serve in his name. One thing that really shines about UOO is the fact that the individual can know where their contribution is going… Direct to the individual, the family, the group home, the Christian organization in Ukraine that are working every day to spread the gospel and to serve those in need. It is an amazing team to be a part of, simple, small, yet mighty in impact
I have TOTALLY enjoyed supporting U.O.O, both financially and in sharing their stories with friends. Their vision is inspiring to my heart. They are innovative, prayerful, and tenacious in intelligently serving orphans in Ukraine. I admire the leadership, their values, and their stewardship of relationships and finances. I would suggest U.O.O to any of my friends that are looking for good Kingdom ground to plant in!
We had an incredible experience working alongside UOO as we hosted two brothers here this last year for the Shoemaker events. It was our first experience doing something like this, and we were thankful for the loving hearts and bright minds behind this ministry. Looking forward to partnering again in some capacity. Thank you!!
I'm working with CBN Ukraine and we have partnership with UOO. I have beeing involved in arranging groups of orphans for hosting program and also was a member of two teams from UOO, we spent unforgatible time in camps for kids. It is such a blessing and pleasure to work and serve God with this people and friends.
UOO maintains high standards of accountability that ensures the purpose in which we "BELIEVE" that we can make a difference in the lives of each orphan in Ukraine. What an incredible Team! It is an honor to be a member! Joyce Hayes
I have been involved with UOO as an advisor, promoter, partner, and recipient of ministry. The organization is led with the highest integrity and with great compassion for the fatherless. My wife and I were inspired to adopted a 16 year old girl from Ukraine as a result of the influence of UOO and as pastor of Grace Place church we have collaborated with UOO on the establishment of two Christian transition homes in Ukraine for aged out orphans. UOO is an organization where you can trust that your investment translates quickly into real impact in the lives of orphans.
I work with another non-profit that has partnered with UOO on a variety of different projects since the beginning of their work. With a passion and love for the children of Ukraine the UOO board continues to seek the best interest of kids through the work they do. What I love about this organization is that it is professional and yet personal. They truly seek to know their supporters and find the best ways to plug volunteers in to the work being done. The team behind UOO is a committed and caring group of individuals and are consistent in their work and that is why I love having the opportunity to partner with them.
When like-minded individuals get together to change the world, a certain synergy happens. This is exactly what Ukraine Orphan Outreach is all about. This organization is changing the lives of orphans in Ukraine through so many different avenues!
I always vet an organization by their operating budget and reputation. When I first joined UOO as a volunteer, I had only heard great things about them from other volunteers. I heard about their devotion and heart for helping orphans in Ukraine, and then I experienced it myself as I volunteered with summer camps.
After two years of volunteering, I joined as a board member. Why? Because when a group of people who have the same vision and drive get together, great things happen. This organization is all volunteer based - even the board members. We don't get paid to live out our passion of helping orphans. Instead, we give hours and hours and finances into this because we are passionate about the kids we meet. We are passionate about assisting them with their future, to give them a hope when everything looks bleak.
This is what makes UOO such an amazing organization to volunteer with - their heart isn't about building up a giant organization, but instead about funneling as much of their donations and time and energy into the orphan standing in front of them. They love with their whole hearts and their passion shows in how this organization is ran.
I first worked with UOO when they brought the inaugural group of orphans to the United States in 2007. One of the Ukrainian leaders and her daughter stayed at my house. Over the years, I have had the privilege of getting to know several more orphans through the organization. I have seen many families adopt over fifty children from Ukraine because of the exposure UOO has given to them. A few years ago it was amazing to hear UOO was opening their own transition house to help aged out orphans. To this day, I love hearing more stories of how UOO is trying various ways to continue to help orphans in whatever way possible.