Abused and Abandoned Children

In Belarus, when the authorities rescue a child, they move the child into a children’s shelter. It’s a safe haven, with devoted house parents, gentle counselors, skillful kitchen workers, and hardworking support staff.

 

A child in such a situation has been traumatized. But we’ve seen how patiently and lovingly the caregivers in these shelters tend to the children. Soothing their fears. Getting them to the doctor. Keeping them in school.

Homeless & Poor

For some two decades, a faithful servant-leader led a lonely effort to feed the homeless of Minsk, the capital city of Belarus. In recent years, New Thing had the honor of stepping in to organize this work.

For those who can’t access government services for lack of proper documentation, we help to re-establish official ID. It can be a long, complicated process, but our “Response of the Heart” team digs in and sticks with it.

Hospital Patients & Sick Kids

The doctors are smart and wise. The nurses are caring and devoted. The support staffers work hard.

For those who can’t access government services for lack of proper documentation, we help to re-establish official ID. It can be a long, complicated process, but our “Response of the Heart” team digs in and sticks with it.

Children & Adults with Disability

For generations, children with physical or mental disabilities were mostly hidden from view in Belarus. Kept out of society. As if they didn’t exist.

New Thing steps in to give these children opportunities that any child would enjoy: an outing to the circus, a week at summer camp, etc. – social experiences many Belarusian families simply cannot afford.

Orphans & Foster Families

But when they “age out” of the system, they need help. They’ll need the everyday basics of life that most of us take for granted: bedding, kitchenware and more.

 

That’s where New Thing comes in.

New Thing is a 501c3 non-profit organization established by Doug and Kristina Brendel in 2002 to help people in need in the Republic of Belarus, in the former USSR.

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