Thank you to
municipality of Ozolnieki region for the appreciation and belief in our work! A
big, big thank you fro support and cooperation opportunities!
Big, big thank you for the sweet
and incredibly tasty support for families under our supervision! Thank you
being and for letting us tell our foreign supporters about Latvia through your
Big thank you to MC print for high quality
and fast work and good cooperation!
Thank you for the big support, it means very much to us!
Fridays we have
consciously made our little celebrations when we visit our cooperation partners
- those who distribute our supplied items further in their cities, parishes,
villages and homes. They are people and organizations that create charity
network in all of Latvia, so we could be really close (tuvu) to anyone, and it
isn’t just our name. And seeing what impact it leaves, what value it gives to
society and our people, we receive new energy to work more!
This Friday we visited organization Cerību spārni. And this time it’s not easy to write about it. Not because there’s nothing to say... The exact opposite - there’s so much, it’s overwhelming. It’s hard to write because anything that we try to say about it will not be enough. Because it’s incredibly amazing what several very strong moms are doing in Sigulda together with people who think alike. Those are moms that had to endure a lot. But they haven’t broken down under the pressure and have created something so fantastic that there’s a natural instinct to bow your head in front of them. There is a homely place in Sigulda where parents can bring their little and not so little children with special needs, while they themselves are working or regaining strength. Here professional teachers work with the kids in different creative workshops, starting with drawing, sand therapy and weaving, ending with leather processing, sewing, making candles. Here are also physiotherapy classes - everything that is necessary, beautiful, exciting is here! People of Sigulda are really lucky to have this place, because there aren’t that many places like this in Latvia.
Team of Cerību spārni has also created a wonderful place where new moms that are in a crisis situation can seek refuge, learn skills and how to stand on their own two feet in life. Seeing how and what happens there was a pleasure for eyes and soul.
If you are near Sigulda, definitely visit the charity shop Sociālais uzņēmums “Pogotava” (social enterprise), where you can buy great items created by people with special needs. We got so excited that we wanted to buy half of the items! :) We suggest to follow Cerību spārni also in Facebook to be the first one to know about a special event that will take lace very soon!
We continued our tradition of visiting cooperation
partners, this time we enjoyed our time in the family of pastor Juris Grigs.
Juris and his team supports the poor families in Viesīte and it’s region.
Continues work on several important tasks by working for the locals. Although
for a certain period of time the foundation under feet wasn’t solid due to
losing the church 6 years ago in fire, currently their work continues. Juris is
the support and person of trust for many... After we enjoyed the Ukrainian dish
“Skorospeliy kurnyk” prepared by Juris’s wife Lilija and received not only food
for the body but also soul, people who wanted to see them started calling. In
this house it’s an usual thing - to help if it’s asked. Their power is in
faith. “If we will need a jet aeroplane to do our service, God will give it to
us. If we don’t have it, it means we don’t need it yet.” - says Juris as we say
We will continue to visit
our cooperation partners as much as we can - organizations or people that work
with the disadvantaged people groups or organizations that do any other work
that’s beneficial to society. We wish to continue this to see how we can
provide valuable and purposeful support or implement any new ways of
We are very proud of
our partners! Proud of their accomplishments, the good work they’ve done and
every time we visit any of them we get s much positive energy that our smiles
stay on our faces for several days. :) This time we
have come to the girls of Inčukalns (and some boys too :) ). If time before
retirement and during it can be spent like this, then all issues just vanish,
because humanity, friendship, being active and happiness in daily life is the
biggest enemy of any issues and problems and will keep them away! We are happy
for you, Valda Pavlovica, and the incredible place of peace that You have made - Society
of People with Disabilities in Inčukalns - "Mūsmājas"!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to meat processing company Nākotne for providing our event participants with meals, because joy can only be true if the tummy is full! A big, big thank you!
Thank you to Gain Germany for support, without you our work would still be in the level of a hobby. You opened the road to something much bigger than we had ever seen - you let us see that behind the horizon there are huge opportunities to be active and work in a larger sense. Thank you for the always positive attitude, believing us, encouraging and the practical help!
Thank you to SIA UPPE and personally to Aldis Cimermanis for the help and support in renovating the charity shop! Thank you also for the most, most precious - time, ideas and cheering! Thank you for the rooms where we can give the help to poor families, for a momentarily support and being there even when you have a lot to do yourselves! Thank you for lending the little tractor without which unloading the cargo would be impossible! Thank you, thank you for everything!
Thank you to Palīdzēsim.lv and personally to Ilze Skuja for trusting, supporting and being so kind and giving a chance to visit culture and sport events, as well as for the practical help with furniture, things for school etc. for the poor families of Ozolnieki and Jelgava region! Thank you for the chance to get to know you and learn!