Ready to Deliver the Goods!

April is upon us and our delegation is “chomping at the bit” to get to Belarus and deliver our aid.  This year we sent the containers earlier to give us more time to get them cleared through Customs and it looks like it has worked!  Everything in the first container has been released and the second one should be right behind.  Our delegation is scheduled to arrive the week of April 18th.

Along with many family parcels, food boxes and product for the orphanage and families with disabled children, we also have 230 hand made quilts to give out to the orphans and needy children in the community.  These quilts were lovingly made by the “Chernobyl Quilters” of Brockville with help from their friends from the Kingston Limestone Guild, Napanee, Enterprise, Metcalfe, and Ottawa.  This group, headed up by Mary Bernard of Brockville have already delivered hundreds of quilts over the past few years.  Here is Mary with some of the quilters and many of the quilts prior to packing them for shipment.

Back in January our team of volunteers packed over 600 food boxes Continue reading

2016 Initiatives

Happy New Year, we hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends.  We are excited for this New Year and this new opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of those living in extremely difficult situations.  Life in Belarus is very difficult given this current economy and even more so in the Chausy region which is still feeling the effects of the Chernobyl disaster 30 years on!  We are continuing our successful programs in support of children, orphans, families with children deemed “invalid” and destitute seniors.  We are also moving forward with our newest initiative, a “Rescue Home for Children” which we hope to have purchased during this year.  Please read on to find out all of our plans for this year and see if there is a project that strikes a chord with you.  Thank you for your support.

Eric McKenzie

on behalf of Dave Shaw – Humanitarian and Orphan Initiatives

Rescue Home for Children – *New Initiative*

Many children continue to live in dangerous family or foster family situations, but living in an institutional orphanage environment is not an option.

home_SmCAC, in partnership with the Chausy Administration, is in the process of establishing a rescue home in the Town of Chausy. The concept is to purchase a property and hire a long-term house Mom who would nurture and care for several children of various ages. The children would have the advantage of living in a loving family environment while attending regular public school and would have access to extra curricular activities.

The Malcomson family has committed the funds Continue reading

Host Families Needed for 5 Weeks – Summer 2016

Canadian Aid for Chernobyl is looking for host families for our 2016 Summer Relief from Radiation program.

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If you, or someone you know, is interested in hosting a child for 5 weeks during the summer of 2016 please attend our information session  or contact Rhona Dixon for more information.

  • Host Family Information Session
  • Wednesday November 18, 2015
  • Thousand Islands Secondary School – Room 100
  • Call Rhona Dixon 613-342-2709 to register or for more information

You can help change a life!

Eric McKenzie