“I am deeply honored to be named Patron of the American Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania charitable fund for 2020. Charitable giving is always important, but even more so in this particularly challenging year. I am pleased to support the AmCham’s efforts in mobilizing the private sector – which serves as a role model to all – to support the most vulnerable among us.”
U.S. Ambassador Robert S. Gilchrist
As we all continue adapting in these challenging times, we encourage you to keep in mind the communities, who were affected the most. We invite you to maintain your thoughtful support to the AmCham initiative, which continues giving back to charities across the country.
Get to know the charities we are supporting with your help:
GALI & DEGUČIAI
„GALI“ and „Degučiai“ are daycare centers for children in Alytus and Marijampolė respectively, who organize social activities for children. Learn more>>
“For five years in a row, AmCham Lithuania has been contributing to the well-being of Save the Children children’s daycare centers. In recent years, thanks to this association, children’s daycare centers have received as many as 34k Eur of support. Thanks to the support provided, the provision of social services in children’s daycare centers was ensured, their premises were improved, camps for children were organized and psychologist consultations were provided.
Consistency is especially important for the children cared for by Save the Children – this is something the children usually lack at home. Thanks to the long-term friendship with AmCham Lithuania, we can consistently help the children. Both the organization and the children attending the children’s day centers can feel more at ease as the stability of the services provided by the children’s day centers is ensured” told Rasa Dičpetrienė, Head of “Gelbėkit Vaikus” (Save the Children) overseeing the mentioned daycare centers.
Silver Line is a free support helpline for the elderly in Lithuania. The Silver Line helps to solve the problems of separation, loneliness, and lack of communication of the elderly, giving them the opportunity to enjoy a full life. Learn more>>
“This year, the first part of your support reached us just after the COVID-19 pandemic and the quarantine began. This allowed us to react immediately and focus on providing emotional assistance to the elderly, and to develop the direction of information assistance. By calling the helpline the elderly are listened to, reassured, and comforted. Silver Line consultants provide them with accurate, reliable, prompt information and advice on COVID-19, introduce, and constantly remind them about health recommendations, receive regular communication.
No wonder that during the pandemic, the need for Silver Line increased significantly, as evidenced by the more than 10-fold increase in the number of callers: in April alone, we registered more new callers than in the whole of 2019. 85 % of whom are newly registered and in need of emotional help” said Marius Čiuželis, Co-Founder and Manager of M. Čiuželis Charity Foundation overseeing Silver Line project.
Children‘s Center Avevitus is a social development center providing comprehensive assistance to children with developmental disabilities. Learn more>>
“Since 2010, the non-governmental, non-profit organization Všį “Padėk suaugti” has been uniting families raising children with developmental disabilities. In 2013, the Avevitus Center for Social Development and Therapies, a multifunctional center for development and therapies for “other” children was established. Comprehensive individual assistance is necessary for the development of independence, social communication, emotional expression and management, language expression and understanding, and other life skills. Our goal is to help children develop the necessary life skills under one roof. The center is currently attended by 30 children with special needs and about 120 members of the community receive additional assistance.
The support of the AmCham Charitable Fund is extremely important and necessary for us to be able to build a bridge towards a brighter and healthier future” commented Ineta Baukienė, Founder of the Center.
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