A church did helpan Orphanage in Gyumri by organizing an “envelope project”. The church collected money for Famtofam and help an orphanage in Gyumri so they could buy goods that were urgently needed.
The “Voortgezette Gereformeerde Kerk” of Harkema organized this project in the spring of 2016. They distributed empty envelopes among all its members and asked the members to fill the envelope with money. One week later they collected all the envelopes. This action has raised € 1.400.
Famtofam had an agreementwith the church to donate that money to an orphanage in Gyumri.
On the advice of ourcontact person Karine we opted for “Boarding Institution of children care andprotection N 2”. Ninety children aged between 6 and 18 are living in thatinstitute. These children don’t have parents any more or there are problemsthat causes these children cannot live at home.
Monday October 10th,a board delegation was received by the director Mrs. Anahit Karapetyan in the orphanage. Famtofam introduced the project of the church and discussed with the staff the needs of the orphanage. In the afternoon, the Famtofam delegation and the staff of the orphanage went to town for shopping. A lot of stuff was bought and delivered at the orphanage. On Thursday 13 October 13th the Famtofam delegation went back to the orphanage to check all the goods had been delivered. This last visit had been registered on video. You can watch this video here.