and friends of Direct Help to Eastern
Europe visited several
orphanages in Poland in August 2000. Due
to the limited resources, the orphanages struggled with food rations and basic
supplies. In one orphanage, the food ration per child per day was US$ .50 cents.
provinces support orphanages, however, their needs are much greater than what
their budgets allow. Most
orphanages have up to 40 children, ages 4-18, but some have children as young as
a few months old.
How Can You
Considering the current situation of orphanages in
Poland, we encourage you to ship clothing and basic needs supplies directly to
orphanages. The list of orphanages
in Poland can be viewed by clicking here.
This is a list of items that you might consider shipping.
What do the
good condition or new clothes for children ages 0-3 including sleepers, shirts,
nightshirts, pyjamas, pants, dresses
good condition or new clothes for children ages 4-18
socks, underwear, pantyhose, long johns, and underclothes are appreciated
pencils, markers crayons, color pencils, water colors
rulers, glue sticks, scotch tape
paper, art supplies, pads of paper
story books (to teach the English language)
shampoos, combs, toothbrushes, toothpaste
powder, medical products (for example: Band-Aids, cotton balls, cotton swabs,
bibs, baby wash cloths
polish, perfume, cosmetics, hair accessories, costume jewelry
you have questions, please contact: Grace Geslowski, Director, Direct Help to
You can call her at: 847/604-4096, or contact her via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.