Charity Foundation Dobra Tut, Belarus

Happy St.Patrick's Day!


Our dearest Irish Partners, volunteers, friends, and simply everybody,

Charity “Dobra tut” is wishing you a happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!! Thanks for brining to the world this lovely day and thanks for being with us!!! Enjoy the celebration!

Humanitarian Aid reaches its destination


The Humanitarian Aid that Dobra Tut Fund received in January from our Irish partners Chernobyl Children’s Trust has been successfully delivered to its recipients.

According to the distribution plan the aid – nappies, washing powder, soap, clothes, footwear, toys, and also pieces of furniture such as beds and chairs, were distributed to the following social establishments:

  • Rakov psycho- neurological asylum,
  • Stolbtsy psycho- neurological asylum,
  • Kul Adult Orphanage, Svir psycho-neurological asylum,
  • Cherven psycho-neurological asylum,
  • the main organization of Zavodskoi district “BelAPDIiMI”, Minsk,
  • the “White dove over Chernobyl” organisation and
  • Dribin district social service center.

The total amount of the aid provided by the Irish organization is over 500 million Belarusian rubles.

From the bottom of our hearts we thank Chernobyl Children’s Trust, and all those who donated, and those whohelped with gathering, forming, organizing and transporting the aid! Your help is highly appreciated! Thanks a million on behalf of those who have received your aid!


St. Valentine’s day is an occasion to make a special present!

On St. Valentine’s Day pleasant things happen not only to the couples in love but also to those who are full of love, and those who need love like oxygen!

Company EPAM Systems  decided to organize an unusual fundraiser for one of the children’s orphanages that our Fund is helping. Workers got lovely presents and valentine cards made by boys and girls with special needs from the orphanage and as a thank you raised money for purchasing arts and crafts material for the orphanage’s workshop. Today 1 500 000 Belarusian rubles went on the charity account of the orphanage for the purpose mentioned above.

So that was a special day with special presents. We thank “EPAM” company, the organizers and each participant of the fundraiser from the bottom of our hearts! Thanks very much to all these loving and caring people! The kindest regards go to the author of the idea and the main organizer of the whole event Alena Hmelnitskaya – thank you very much for help and enthusiasm!

And here is the New Year!

Our dearest friends,
This very eventful and productive year is nearly over. There was a lot of work done, lots of meetings, and pleasant moments. We have made new friends, got some new ideas. Now it’s not the time to talk about reports and figures, after all you can check on them in our Reports section. Now we are going to wish you all the best for the New Year.

First of all “Dobra tut” Charity wishes all the best to the residents and the workers of the institutions we cooperate with: these are orphanages for special needs children and young adults in Gorodische, Cherven, Ivenets, psycho- neurological asylums for adults in Stolbtsy (Kul village), Svir, Cherven, Rakov, Kopyl, and also the families we have helped. Our most genuine and warm wishes go to those who have supported the Fund: our donators, volunteers and helpers. Thanks a million for having been with us this year! We hope we will continue our productive cooperation in the New Year. Wishing you good luck and prosperity!

Our special wishes are also going to Ireland to our partners and all volunteers of Burren Chernobyl Project and Chernobyl Children’s Trust. So much wouldn’t have happened without your priceless help. Wish you lots of energy, success in all you do, new ideas and achievements!

We send you all our love and appreciation!
May all your dreams come true!
Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Dearest friends,

Another fruitful year has passed by and we are back to the most wonderful time – Christmas day!
It’s the time of presents, warm words and making wishes.

So on behalf of all of us in “Dobra tut” Fund we would like to wish you all – our partners Burren Chernobyl Project, Chernobyl Children’s Trust, our Belarusian donators and helpers (there’s a lot of them, but we remember all) all the very best for the coming year. May all your dreams come true! We are happy to have friends like you and to have this wonderful possibility to help others and to make a difference in lives of those who need it.

Thanks a million for being with us this year and we are looking forward to further greater achievements!

With all our Love,
Charity Fund “Dobra tut”

Report on 2012

Another busy week in Cherven

A team of six BCP volunteers travelled to Cherven children’s orphanage from the 11-18th November. The group worked with a number of the children at the orphanage together with providing support to a number of children and young adults in the community. Our volunteers also provided financial assistance to purchase medications for the orphanage and also bought a number of supplies for the community.

The week was really fruitful and the volunteers have done a good job. We thank you very much on behalf of the orphanage for your great support and we will be happy to see you back again!

Our warmest words of gratitude


Again and again we say thanks to our friends “Nadiozhnye seti” for their regular help that we get on our accounts.

This time your financial support went to Rakov adult asylum – we bought a new washing machine, Gorodische children orphanage got nappies, Stolbsty adult asylum, Kul village – got kitchen equipment and Cherven adult asylum, Yazovki village received syringes and medical gloves.

We genuinely hope our cooperation and friendship will continue in the future.

The Fund also says thanks to Nechaeva Inna for providing some financial support to the Fund.

We are grateful to all people that are not indifferent and who help change the lives of those who are in need for the better. Your help is really priceless and much appreciated.

Andrei Iodo - We say thanks to the Fund and ask for help again

"Our family is endlessly grateful to Charity Fund "Dobra tut" for their priceless help in treatment of our son. Thanks to you we could buy a very expensive medicine "Aktempa" (course of treatment lasts from 6 to 12 months and depends on the health condition of a patient). We say thank you very much to each and one!"

Andrei Iodo's Family

Andrei's treatment goes well due to this expensive medication, but the young man will need another course that will go on until next March that's why we are looking for your help in purchasing the Aktempa drug for Andrei. We thank you very much for your understanding and your kind hearts in advance and believe that together we will help the young man to survive!

Sergei and the men September 2012

Many thanks to the nine volunteers from Roche Pharmaceutical Plant in Ireland for their splendid work in Yazovki Adult Internat as well as tremendous work done on a home for Sergei who formerly lived in Cherven Children’s orphanage. The men did a huge amount of work in the wash areas of the orphanage to improve the wash facilities, showers and toilet areas – plumbing, tiling, plastering etc.

They also took on the job of converting an old wooden house in Cherven town into one suitable for Special Needs boy Sergei. Sergei has been living at home with his relatives for some time now but having a ground floor home will make much life for him. Much work was done in the week and we are all very grateful to the men for their time, work and good will towards these projects. We look forward to seeing them back again – soon! Sergei was very happy to meet all the men – Fergus, Frankie, Joe, John, Gerry, Bernard, Nickie, Timmy and Martin. We all look forward to the house being finished as it is near Sergei’s school which he began to attend this September. Well done!

Very special thanks from the family goes to Burren Chernobyl Project for their tremendous support! Thank you very much to everybody!!!

August and September news

August and the beginning of September have been very productive in both orphanages in Gorodische and in Cherven. Groups of volunteers from Ireland kept coming and spending their time with children and youngsters.

Cherven was happy to welcome Tassa O’Connors’ group for 2 weeks again. The volunteers have done brilliant job with the children, spent a lot of time playing with kids in different units, taught older boys and girls some Irish dancing lessons, spend some time with a family of Pasha - a young lad with spinal injury. They brought him out to Minsk on a day trip.

Also they have brought some toys and clothes from Ireland for the children and adults in Cherven, purchased a DVD for one of the unit and simply had a wonderful time in the orphanage.

Another moment to be mentioned is that for the two weekends at the end of August volunteers of Chernobyl Children’s Trust along with the head Simon Walsh have spent some time in Cherven orphanage for the first time. They have met most of the children, spend some time helping feeding the children in Unit 6, took kids into the multisensory room, spend a lot of time outside playing games and football with older boys and girls. They have also brought some clothes and shoes and toys from Ireland for the children, and also bought an electric kettle for Unit 11.

Gorodische orphanage was also very busy in August.

Worth mentioning that the group of volunteers with Laura Williams and Kathleen Lynch have done a major job in there. They have helped with feeding and changing in Unit 3, did massages and took kids for outings, fed the children yogurts, organized trip to Zhirovichi monastery. Bought craft supplies, clothes, kitchen equipment, a blender, toiletries for big boys and girls, construction material, suits for contest in Poland, some nappies. Organized discoes, played football, gave some guitar lessons. To cut long story short, it was a fabulous time.

We say thank you very very very much for all your precious help and hope to see you again in the future!

We say thanks to Anna!


Charity Fund “Dobra tut” says thank you very much to Anna Trubachova, Anaka Shaposhnikova and Yulia Zholtaya for the things that they have brought to the Fund. Children and adult clothes and shoes and some toys are already gone to Cherven orphanage for children and young adults where they will be distributed throughout kids units and units for young adults.

Thanks a million, ladies, and we hope this is not the last time we cooperate!

Words of gratitude

We would like to thank our dear Belarusian supporters and donators:

Marina who purchased lots of sweets and memory sticks for the children of Gorodische children orphanage.
And “Nadiozhnye seti” company for putting money on the Fund’s account. In the nearest future we will let you know where this money is going to go to. Please follow the new sline.

Big thanks to all and one! Your help is definitely going to its recipients!!!

Very busy schedule


First of all we’d like to apologize for the delay in the news update. It’s been a really busy time.

Now we go back to the chronicles of the latest weeks of July and early weeks of August. Gorodische and Cherven were welcoming several groups of volunteers one with Alan Bedford as a head, another with Rita Oats and some Burren Chernobyl Committee members like Brian O’Sullivan, and Gill Leo’s group.

Alan’s group has spent 2 weeks on Belarus – in Gorodische first, and second in Cherven. Brilliant time, a lot done and more purchased. The volunteers organized trip to Minsk for a group of Cherven children, put money on the account for purchasing cloth – 500 euro – this is major things, but there were lots of simple pleasures every day too in both orphanages! We say thanks a million for all that you have done this summer. It was a fabulous time! Looking forward to seeing you again!!!

The group of volunteers with Rita Oats have spent their time in Gorodische, they have brought specially made wheel chair for one of the girls – Nastya. And sure they brought lots of other things, for the children, and of course lots of pleasant moments. We also say thanks you very much on behalf of all the children!!!

Brian helped to make some new contact for the organization and also purchased some necessary medications for Cherven orphanage. Big thanks!
Gill Leo and her group have just finished their week in Gorodische. They have also been very busy playing with kids, doing music sessions, they have also organized a trip to Niesvizh for some of the children, bought lots of clothes for kids.

This Saturday was also the last day for the two girls Maria and Orla that have spent 7 weeks in Belarus between the 2 children orphanages helping out a lot. It’ll make it a long story to tell what they have done – they have been very busy and did a lot of great things for the children in both orphanages!

The volunteers keep coming and going. This summer has been extremely busy, but it’s brilliant to see so many involved! Love and care and sure all your help are precious to the children. We say thank you very very much from the bottom of our hearts and can’t wait to see you again with us!
P.S. Unfortunately we don’t have all the photographs of the groups so please forgive us for not having all of you in our mini album! We remember everyone and appreciate everyone!!!

Another adventurous holiday week in Minsk

The house in Minsk, known by Irish people as Dom Zara opened its doors for a group of young adults from Cherven orphanage from the 16th up to the 21st . It also welcomed a group of girls, Irish volunteers of the “Roche” pharmaceutical, Co. Clare, Ireland, who came to support this little project.

The week went really well although the time flew so fast. Lots of entertainments: mostly same programme – circus, 3D cinema, Gorky amusement park, night tour of Minsk, observation platform at the National Library, House of Mercy, Hill of Glory, dolphin show, Zoo, discos in the house and a crazy visit of a magician!

Every new group of children and every new group of volunteers is like a new world, new life, new emotions! They fell in love with each other and would never get apart!

Happy faces of the young boys and girls were a very vivid proof that they love their holidays. All the amusement and trips were new to them, were something different from their routine in the orphanage and helped them feel important and like a real adventurer!

We can only say that everybody was very, very happy – the kids, the volunteers and the workers of the Fund. From the bottom of our hearts we say thank you very much to the girls – volunteers of “Roche”, to the Burren Chernobyl Project, who partly sponsored the week, the workers of the “Dobra tut” Fund. And to the kids, you were lovely!!!!!

Looking forward to new meetings next year!

Charity Fund "Dobra tut"is the organization whose main priority is to support financially and materially some of the orphanages in Belarus and also involve volunteers into work with the children and adults.

You can support our projects by transferring money to our account, or become a volunteer and help the children and adults directly. On our website we provide you with the full report on the work of our Fund.

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