Becoming a ‘godparent’ to one of the children is a wonderful way to become involved with Kitezh and Orion Children’s Communities. It can lead to a lifelong friendship with the child and satisfaction that you really have made a difference to their life.
Most of the fostered children have had very difficult lives before coming to Kitezh and Orion. Many were left to fend for themselves, were abused by those who should have protected them, or left homeless and wandering the streets. By sponsoring them, your interest will help them flourish and become aware of the world and more possibilities than they had ever imagined. You will also play an important part in giving them a sense of being validated as ‘real people’, as they often felt insignificant and unloved before coming to Kitezh and Orion.
While they often find it difficult to write to you, they value your communications and letters, from someone outside Kitezh-Orion. For children who have struggled to be noticed, your letters help them to feel significant. This reflects the heart of Kitezh and Orion, where they strive to build fostered children’s belief in themselves.
Building a relationship is important. As a godparent, you are encouraged to write letters and emails to your godchild and to send cards for birthdays and Christmas. Your donation contributes to a Children’s Fund that gives each child a birthday and New Year present from you, as well as paying for special trips and holidays. The children will write at least one letter per year to their ‘godparent’ and in addition we will update you on your godchild’s progress and send you photos.
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If you would like more information about becoming a Godparent to a child in Kitezh, Russia, please contact us.