My last visit to Wiosna they had 53 children.
And thats one orphanage in this area, there are many more. 21 babies, 7 below 4 months old. Now, those of you who have kids know that buying nappies (diapers for the American readers) is expensive, and no matter how much you stock up, they run out super fast. Imagine then buying nappies for 21 babies. I mean, you could fill 2 cars and it will still run out in a heartbeat!
Then the formula. The amount needed is unimaginable to me. While my school is collecting monthly now for them, it is just not enough. I have gotten another school involved also, and they do bi monthly collections, and there is a Polish lady collecting in her daughters class in yet another school. But what we bring them, its still not enough. Its like feeding a hungry dragon, now matter how much you give, the dragon is still hungry. Or like Elsbieta (who works there) says, its like a big black hole you can never fill. But try we must.
I wanted to set up crowd funding for them, but I was hoping to raise large amounts and didn’t want to do it in my name, I wanted the funds to go directly to them, but sites such as Just Giving do not let you sign up as a charity from Poland. Elsbieta is looking in to alternatives, but at the moment, it seems more or less impossible. Every site I checked so far does not let Polish charities register. So I decided to go for something smaller, just while we wait, to fill that big black hole a bit, but sites such as ‘go fund me’ are also not an option, as again, I can not raise money from Poland, only give! I am left with 3 other sites that I am looking in to at the moment. I desperately want to give my friends the option to help, even if its just a little.
I will update you all on this later on, now I will just leave you with some photos. And yes, I have removed the children’s faces. While they are all absolutely gorgeous, it is not right to reveal their identities. (But don’t I look good with a baby!!?? I might need to adopt a few!) -Linda