Dear Friends and Supporters of Chance 4 Children! Greetings from our homes! We all now live in a bit of an unusual reality and in unprecedented times. We strive to be flexible and are setting new records: how to entertain and teach our kids at home instead of school – while still continuing our work!
In line with government directives on preventing the spread of the Corona Virus, as of Thursday the 12th of March 2020, Chance 4 Children has suspended all Dr. Clown and Springboard to Life visits to hospitals and orphanages, respectively. This is a temporary measure and we sincerely hope that we can soon resume our
For years now I have been claiming, that for parents of schoolchildren Christmas is not the most hectic season, but the approaching first school day, and that it is not New Year’s Eve midnight that deserves fanfares, toasts and fireworks, but the last day of September, when we (parents or guardians) celebrate the marathon
C4C’s Hand in Hand initiative, launched in 2017, is developing delicately and on track: The intergenerational meetings within the framework of the Hand in Hand initiative, have continued to grow successfully in 2019. The aim of the initiative is to bring together elderly residents of assisted care facilities with children from orphanages to explore
It’s been 22 years since C4C’s Springboard to Life program had its inception in 1998. Since then our educational initiative helped prepare thousands of children from orphanages and children’s homes to leave their foster environment and transition successfully into society and find to a job. This is mainly thanks to our special teachers, mentors
We’re happy to report that C4C’s Robin Hood project had a successful 2019 and managed to distribute direct aid totaling 1.935.000 CZK to children’s homes and other facilities helping socially disadvantaged children. We are especially thankful for our longtime partner, the Helping Hands foundation in Stockholm Sweden, and for international apparel giant VANS for
It was on St Nicholas day, on December 5th, 2019, that an unconventional book written by C4C team member Martina Pupcsiková entitled “Pohádky k dočmárání” (Draw a Fairy Tale) was published. The stories you find in it were originally written just for the enjoyment of her two daughters – without the intention of being
Slowly and unobtrusively, winter is approaching and Christmas with it. Some time ago, I was listening to a message from the Christmas Grandchildren initiative of the Český Rozhlas radio station. They are encouraging lonely, old folks to write down a Christmas wish, which helpful and socially minded folks can pick-up and fulfill. This particular day,