The tiny agricultural village of Luhktanovo is home to two dozen cottages and is so small that it appears on very few maps. It is a picturesque community situated on the crystal clear Sudaka River among rolling hills and white birch forests.
Lukhtanovo Orphanage was established during the Nazi occupation of WWII. Hundreds of children were smuggled out of St. Petersburg, some of whom were brought to Lukhtanovo despite the thousands of miles of frozen land. For the last 30 years, Lukhtanovo has been designated as a special needs boarding school and orphanage. With the partnership of Concord UMC, the children at Lukhtanovo Orphanage have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the Concord UMC community also experiences positive transformation!
The HopeChest Team Supporting Lukhtanovo
Vladimir Region Sponsorship Coordinator
Community Partnership Manager
HopeChest Partnership Leader
Empower a Child at Lukhtanovo
Empowering a child is one of the most personal ways that you can make an impact on global poverty. It is more than providing for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. When you sponsor a child, you build a relationship that shows that child they are valuable, worth loving, and worth investing in.
Your sponsorship is the starting point of a journey that equips vulnerable children, their families, and their communities to create sustainable transformation. When you sponsor a child with HopeChest, you are not just supporting one child — you are helping transform entire communities.
Story of Impact from Russia
The Impact of Visiting an Orphanage for 16 Years
Patti Smith / September 17, 2019
Our continued presence throughout their childhood and into adulthood affords us the opportunities to see the impact all of our visits have made over time.
Start a Fundraiser for Lukhtanovo
HopeChest’s approach to alleviating poverty is asset-based, because we believe that in every place on earth there are resources, not only for surviving, but for thriving and succeeding. Local leaders tell us what they do have instead of what they don’t have, and we walk with them to see their vision for their community come to fruition through development projects.
A fundraiser for Lukhtanovo Orphanage is transformational rather than transactional. It promotes empowerment rather than dependence. Your support for these projects will go a long way as, together, we invest in holistic and sustainable solutions that address the root issues of poverty.
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When our staff visit Orphanages, the most common question they get from children is how their sponsors are doing. They LOVE hearing from you!
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