Archive for August 29, 2007
There is an organization called the Anteres Foundation that does great work in Kazakhstan. Their website is
They do things like help the orphanages buy glasses for the kids, get them more than just basic dental care, pay for the costs of sibling reunions where siblings are reunited that are in different orphanages after not seeing each other for years.
They also do birthday parties. Their goal is to make sure each child gets a birthday present during the month of their birth. Previously, the orphanages couldn’t really afford to celebrate the kids birthdays. Now they have a birthday celebration at the end of the month for the kids who had a birthday that month. And each child gets a birthday present. They do this all through the help of sponsor families around the world.
Take a look at the pictures below and look at the little girl in the navy blue dress, first as she looks on as another child gets a present, then the heartbreakingly adorable one when she gets a stuffed animal, then the third one when she is enjoying her new friend. Click on the links to enlarge the pictures – trust me this will make your day – her expression is priceless. I know all children like presents, but the expression on the face of a child who rarely or never gets them is one of pure joy.