We distribute financial support, clothing, medical equipment, computers, furniture, food and toys to poor families, orphanages, village schools and kindergartens, children's hospitals and handicapped or disabled people. American Mission Teams Crimea uses the good will we create this way to open doors for teaching children, youth and adults about the love of God for them as expressed in our help, but most especially in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross for our salvation.
Light of Crimea Foundation is technically a secular Charity, approved to distribute humanitarian aid throughout Crimea. We were registered as a Ukrainian non-profit charity in 2003 by D.G. Hallowell of American Mission Teams, Crimea, a Christian mission. From our conception we have given aid to "thrown away," or abandoned and institutionalized children, children little cared for and children in the fatherless families of Crimea. We give to children's hospitals, children's halfway houses, orphanages and orphan schools. We grew out of our start-up as a department of the Foundation for Humanitarian Initiatives in 1999. Since then, with the wonderful help of Father's House International in Ohio and now more frequently NIICCA in Northern Ireland we have distributed approximately 300 tons of humanitarian aid, mostly to children at risk and the people and institutions that serve them.
Ultimately our purpose extends beyond mere survival help. In the belief that children prosper best in families, we have created a new foundation called River of Joy and have begun to partner with her to create a new foster family incubation and child placement system for teaching good families how to raise difficult and risky children, introducing them to the tools they need to make that possibility happen, then presenting the children themselves.