We adopted our two children from Ukraine and could not leave the orphanages without a promise to ourselves to help those children has much as we could. An Orphan's Bright Star does so much good; for children in need of medical help, sponsoring children "graduating" from the orphanages to go to vocational schools, orphanage building repair projects, and they fill many more specific needs that the orphanages and orphans may have. This organization is very responsible with their money and is run by unpaid volunteers. Each donation is assured of being used in the manner it was intended and the people used in country are wonderful.
I am a member of the board for an Orphan's Bright Star. My experience with this organization greatly exceeds that which I have had previously with similar groups. They really go the extra mile to ensure aid gets directly to the kids and frequent checks to ensure it stays with the orphans as well. They emphasize spending funds as much as possible in Ukraine to do their part to help stimulate the local economy. Their vocational programs are life changing as without them the older orphans would end up on the streets. Finally, this organization is run completely through the efforts of volunteers so you can be sure your donations directly benefit the kids.
This charity focuses on the children left behind in Ukrainian orphanages. We focus mainly on vocational education projects for orphans that 'age out', getting life-saving medical care for orphans in Ukraine, and repair projects. We collaborate with other charities in the US and abroad to complete projects when possible. We have some amazing people in Ukraine that help monitor all projects and advise us on how best to complete our work.