Winter Rescue Appeal

Help protect families from the challenges and dangers of winter

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39% of people in Bulgaria can't afford to heat their home

As the cold winter deepens, parents across Eastern Europe anxiously ask themselves, 'How are we going to make it through the winter?' Many are forced to choose between heating their homes or feeding their children. 

There are hundreds of thousands who are unemployed, on a pension, handicapped, receiving a meagre wage, all of whom are unable to cover their food and heating costs. Decrepit roofs, broken windows, and draughty walls make children prone to sickness but there is no money to pay for medicine.

You can help keep these families warm this winter. 


helps deliver food to a family


helps deliver coats and boots to a family


helps deliver a load of firewood to a family



You can help people survive this winter

Every gift we give to help keep people warm this winter is essential. This year we are helping families survive by providing:

  • Food
  • Clothing & shoes
  • Shelter
  • Blankets
  • Firewood

When our local coordinator, Andrei, first visited Tatiana and her husband Ghenadie he noted that their house was as cold inside as it was outside. He quickly arranged for some items to be dropped at their house.

 “When I saw Andrei (pictured helping Ivan with his new jacket) carrying bags full of things for our family, I needed a few moments to realise that this was real, not a dream… It was a special feeling that someone cares about our family and I just don’t have the words to explain what it means to us.

“When I saw the fire burning in the fireplace, it’s like the cold from my heart is melting too. I started to believe in miracles, that good still exists on this earth, not only bad.” – Tatiana

Help another family stay warm this winter. Each family is blown away with these gifts and the hope they bring to survive the winter. 






Help transform lives and bring hope for the future