Dear Svyatoslav,

we did not have the opportunity to meet yet, but I would like to get to know you more. My name is Petra and I live a bit farther from you in a small town in Bohemia. Recently the wind was gusting by my windows and brought me your wish. Wishes should be fulfilled, therefore I sent you a small package hoping you will be delighted by its contents. Best regards and merry Christmas. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Have a great one, you are in my heart.


Letters like this one accompanying the Christmas packages from Czech donors put an honest smile on the faces of Ukrainian children. “Christmas package is the embodiment of happiness for children and it also relieves parents in a difficult financial situation. To lonely children without parents the packages represent hope and sign that they are not alone in this world. It is a wonderful experience for them. For us the biggest reward is the inspiration we can give to some kids to start helping others,“ said the coordinator of the project Khrystyna Novodvorska.

Anyone who wants to take part in the Christmas package event can contact any of the Caritas in the Archdiocese of Olomouc. Detailed information can be found in the link www.charitaproukrajinu.cz where the basic information about age, clothing and shoe sizes of the children is.

“Before you buy the packages, be aware of our rules. Package for one child should contain only new things with a budget of around 1,000 crowns. You can’t put sweets in it and the weight should not surpass 4 kilograms. This year new rule about including a list of contents has to be observed,“ Khrystyna Novodvorska points out. Anybody without internet connection or a Caritas close by can ask for details on this telephone number: 581 115 218.

Christmas package has to be delivered to the closest Caritas no later than 1st December.

People of goodwill might support this event financially via the account no. 4030207/0100


Dagmar Jurčíková, PR

foto: Marta Sawicka

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