Dec 1, 2009

Food Bank drive, Nov 27th-28th

Last weekend of November, as is now a tradition, we participated in a nation-wide Food bank drive.

Thanks to our devoted volunteers & generous shop visitors we managed to collect a record amount of food, worth ca. 22.5 thousand Litas, approx. 6.5 thousand Euros!

The food will be distributed to visitors of our social club for poor elderly & homeless "Old friends' home".

There's something special about doing work which is essentially inspiring & witnessing goodness in other people!


Below are photos of our young & old volunteers inviting supermarket clients to buy & donate food & collecting the donated food



Nov 17, 2009

Senior's birthday party, Nov15th

We held a birthday party celebrating birthdays of those elderly who were born in November.
The oldest of them all was Mrs. Irena, who turned 90!
She is our long-time participant of the Old Friends' Home club & joined us 7 years ago.

Despite her old age & frail health she still enjoys & entertains others by playing her accordion. This time she read her own poem she had written about our Old Friends' Home.

From left to right: Mrs. Irena's husband Petras, her friend Stanislava, Mrs. Irena & volunteer Jurijus

Mrs. Irena & volunteer Jurijus

Oct 13, 2009

International Seniors Day event, Oct4th (1st)

We held an event for the elderly at Old Friends’ Home on October 4th to commemorate an International Seniors Day (October 1st) Our friend senior ballet dancer Mrs. Gelena Tumilaviciute-Strumskiene gave us a warm dance performance.

Sep 23, 2009

Seniors event, Sept 20th

Our elderly singing songs

Mrs. Monika being congratulated on her 95th (!) birthday


Mrs. Monika receiving flowers on her birthday celebration

Jul 31, 2009

Blood drive, July 30th

What an inspiring experience it is helping the needy together!




Jun 9, 2009

Father's Day celebration party at Old Friends' Home, June 7th

Singer pouring out her heart in romance songs & poetry


Most amazing romance songs' performance in 7 languages.
The elderly were thrilled!


Senior ballet dancer Mrs. Gelena Strumskiene posing with the elderly for a photo shoot after her performance

May 29, 2009

End-of-school-year party at the Orphanage, May 27th

Kids making farewell photos before a time of not meeting with volunteers again during their summer holidays


Children playing a two-group motion game "Ali Baba" with volunteers



A kid form orphanage trying a motorcycler helmet of a volunteer.
Suits him just fine ))


The painting of kids' coming summer holidays that they painted as a group.
The biggest (longest) painting they've ever done so far :)

Children love being photographed :)

May 19, 2009

Kids performance for the Elderly, Old Friends Home, May 17th


Volunteers' kids once again arranged (by themselves!) a concert & performed it for the elderly.
The good kids presented a wonderful show of songs & poems in Lithuanian, Russian & Italian!
They were so much inspired by the warm reception of the seniors that their concert was spontaneously expanded by some extra singing.





May 5, 2009

Mother's Day, May 3rd

Kids of volunteers sang songs & read poems for the elderly to commemorate Mother's Day at Old Friends' Home.
The seniors were overjoyed :)


Felikse, Matas & Rugile got spring flowers after their performance (left to right)


Rugile & Felikse singing a song about Mother (left to right)

Apr 25, 2009

Party at the Orphanage, April 22nd

We had a drawing competition for the kids.







Apr 24, 2009

Environment clean up drive Darom2009, April 18th

Our volunteers took part in a nation-wide environment clean up drive Darom2009.




Mar 30, 2009

Food Bank

A special Food Bank drive was held March 27th-28th throughout Lithuania due to deteriorating economic conditions which are especially acute for the poor. (The project is organized by the charity "Maisto Bankas", en. "Food Bank".)

Thanks to the help of our 40-strong volunteer group &, of course, generosity of shopping center customers who donated food, we managed to collect food twice as much as last year, November 28th-29th! In monetary terms, it is worth 21 thousand Litas, over 6 thousand Euro.

The food will be distributed to members of Old Friends' Home: poor elderly, etc.




Our volunteer Aurelija giving out leaflets to shop customers & asking them to donate food.
She also invited her pupils from middle school where she teaches English language to help as volunteers. 5 of them joined us.


Volunteers collect the donated food

Our youngest volunteers happily giving out leaflets to shop customers & asking them to donate food

Volunteers quickly posing for a photo in the midst of intensive work of collecting, registering & packaging the donated food



Mar 26, 2009

Old Friends' Home 7-year anniversary party

Our social club Old Friends' Home for poor elderly celebrated its 7 year anniversary, March 22nd.

We want to say a special "thank you" for all those who made it possible for us to have this club. For many elderly coming to Old Friends' Home it is one of a few places where they are welcome, a place worth a name "home".






Seniors' romance & poetry club "Elena" performance to commemorate the anniversary



Our elderly having a meal






Our senior ballet dancer Mrs. Jelena Tumilaviciute performing


Our senior ballet dancer Mrs. Jelena Tumilaviciute together with volunteers' kids after her performance