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Review for Marina's Kids, Glenside, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Marina's Kids is fantastic. We have a lasting vision for our kids and families. Encouraging families not to JUST host but to mentor for the future. We work hard not only for the kids but our host families. Families most graciously share their hearts and love of Christ with our amazing children making families VIP's. Returning the children to Ukraine is very difficult and we work to keep families connected with their child/ren. Families want to stay connected with their children and children want to continue to feel special after returning to Ukraine. We are giving families the ability to connect with the children through letters, little packages, birthday parties, skype or phone calls when available. There is such a great distance between families and child/ren It is very important to help keep them connected. We plan our first mission trip for host families to visit their children in the spring of 2014.
This is about mentoring a child through some tough times and focusing not only on the time here in the U.S. but also making them feel special when they return to Ukraine. We see such amazing changes in the kids and families it is an experience like none other. The kids return to Ukraine stronger and healthier, their grades go up, self confidence goes through the roof. For many children who have no family in their life knowing that someone cares about them, and that someone simply has their picture on the wall is life altering. Hosting and mentoring makes such a positive impact for the future of our children.

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