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Youth Service Project Benefits Resource Center
The youth in the Kirtland stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held a service project in July to benefit the Resource Center. Three hundred youth gathered during a conference and made puzzles and lacing boards, assembled flannel board kits, painted toy cars, sewed art smocks, and put together educational bags which were taken to Bulgaria in September. The project was so successful that a second service activity is planned for December to assemble Child Care Kits.
One Heart Bulgaria sister Foundation organized in Bulgaria in March, 2003.
One Heart Bulgaria Founder Glyn Barker and co-founder Deborah Dushku traveled
to Bulgaria in March to set up a sister foundation to more effectively
meet the needs of the organization. While there they visited
participating orphanages, made contact with interested directors, and
met with Sabina Sabeva, the minister of child protective services for
Bulgaria. Requested items were delivered to Orphanage #7 and to Sveta
Paraskeva, and the first formal board meeting of One Heart Bulgaria was
held. Glyn and Deborah also met with other charitable organizations and
discussed ways the Opportunity Center could be useful in promoting
cooperation among humanitarian groups in Bulgaria.
One Heart Bulgaria Founder Glyn Barker invited to speak in D.C.
One Heart Bulgaria Founder Glyn Barker was invited to address a gathering of
women at a humanitarian conference held in Washington, D.C. The
conference was sponsored by the McLean Stake of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Also addressing the conference was Ann
Santini, Director of the International Affairs Office for the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Ludmila Dimitrova, the first press
secretary for the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington D.C., also attended.
After the speakers, the participants worked together assembling hygiene
and school kits for the Church's Humanitarian Center and making quilts,
wall-hangings, and toys for the orphanages sponsored by One Heart Bulgaria.
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