Mar. 20, 2008

Old Friends Home 6th Anniversary, March 16th

Some glimpses from our anniversary party



















Mar. 19, 2008

Blood drive, March 18th

Time & again I repeat myself: it's so encouraging & fulfilling to be unified in serving the needy!
You are immediately & totally transformed from self-focused to thinking of others.

Thank you to those who care!




Mar. 10, 2008

January-February events

It’s so very encouraging to see volunteers organize various activities for the elderly without being even asked to. This shows that they really care.
Our devoted volunteer from BigBrothers-BigSisters program Ula along with her little friend Lyja organized a quiz game for seniors. All were split into 3 teams. You should have seen them getting enthusiastically involved in the game! They also learned an important lesson of being members of a team, not as independent units fighting for their own interests- what they there so well taught of during Soviet times.





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On February 17th we had a special party, celebrating Lithuania’s Independence Day & Valentine’s Day. To mark these two festivals we put up a play based on a fairy tale “About a Little Girl”, with all kinds of animals: mice, moles, frogs, a dragon fly, etc. Many volunteers participated. It was fun both for seniors & for us, volunteers. After that every senior received flowers as a little gift.










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It’s great that volunteers bring their kids to seniors’ & orphan’s events. I believe it’s a great way for them to learn to be loving & caring, sensitive to others’ needs, serving the needy. They help serving a table for elderly, participate in performances, and give a helping hand cleaning up after the parties… What’s more inspiring, the kids enjoy participating in our parties & want to come again!















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We had a party for volunteers to express our appreciation for the invaluable work they do selflessly serving the elderly & orphans on Feb 3rd.
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I believe that what we do as a charity is, primarily but not restricted to, serving those in visible & expressed need but also encouraging & inspiring those capable to show mercy & meet these needs ,be it directly serving or providing the necessary means for this. Accordingly, the impact of a charity should be measured.