A Hand Up

Friends, meet Anastasia, or Nastia for short. Nastia has spent her life in orphanages and despite her young age, was recently transferred to an institution for the disabled and elderly. Due to her health, Nastia has not been given many chances to flourish in a vocation of her choosing, and so her independence has been […]

Full house!

Sometimes we can’t cook the pelemeni fast enough. Sometimes the line stretches along the entire perimeter of the gym. Sometimes it’s loud (ok, ok… it’s always loud). Sometimes the sound system malfunctions. And yet, people still come. Feeling grateful to be situated in a community with a heart for orphans ❤️

Bottle and Metal Drive Appreciation

We would like to thank everyone who contributed in the bottle and metal drives. Many folks donated their bottles and metal to Hand in Hand, thank you for your help! Others helped in sorting and transporting the bottles and metal to the redemption centers, thank you for your help! As always, the proceeds will go on […]

Hand in Hand Reunion 2015

In this day and age of social media and smart phones, we find ourselves feeling “connected” even though we are miles apart. Technology allows us to stay in touch with each other as well as with the children and teenagers we have met in Belarus, but it has its drawbacks as well. As we connect […]