They Said it!
“Beautiful morning, Dr. Clown , I’m so glad I could see at least part of it, the best is always with smaller children – and the photos with the little girls are a wonderful example. Thank you so much for the amazing snaps, I will pass them on to the team with your thanks. It was a privilege to meet you both, watch you and have some real fun and laughter with you for a while. Money can’t pay for this. I send many, many greetings to the entire C4C team and give my best also to your wonderful colleague Mrs. Lentilka.” Ludmila Janeková, Golden Gate, C4C clown escort at the hospital in Písek, 1.2.2023
“Mrs. Snoblova, on behalf of the Liptál Children’s Home, let me thank you warmly for your long-term support and generosity. I very much appreciate that even though times are not easy, you still give generously. Thank you also for the last big shipment of boxes of clothes for the children that Mr. Adamek brought at the end of the year (27.12.2022). I wish you health and plenty of cheerfulness in the New Year.” Mgr. Lukáš Diatka, Director of the children´s home in Liptál, 19.1.2023
“Hello, little Vítek wants to go to the hospital every day now, because it was fun and he could create and paint there and the dog came to visit him there….. I can’t explain to him that only sick children are in hospitals…. So thank you very much for your professionalism.” Lenka, mother of a child hospitalized in the hospital in Kolin, 18.5.2022
“Mrs. Jitka is very nice, always smiling and full of positive energy. Apparently it has a very positive effect on the children (on me too, by the way),because the children love Mrs. Jitka, look forward to seeing her and even “listen” to her – they respect her. This is a sign that they like Laughter Yoga with her and even remember the routines. The meetings with the children usually take place on Mondays, and from the second day onwards, i.e. from Tuesday onwards, the children start to ask: “When is Mrs. Jitka coming again?”. Mrs. Jitka simply knows how to win the children over, they like to laugh, but also to work out – to stretch their bodies, in complete peace and quiet – and all without reprimand. The children are relaxed and they are lovely, I would say it recharges them and in any case it is a nice change to their day at the children’s home. Our kids are grateful for any contact and the laughter yoga is great for them. Thank you very, very much for making this possible for our children. I am also extremely grateful for Mrs. Markéta Franke. The girls are already connected to the third module of the HelpMate project and some of them even write to Mrs. Markéta (out of interest, regarding the modules). I am very happy and appreciate the cooperation with you, that I met you personally. After your visit to our “home”, when we talked together, I “bow to you”.
Once again, thank you so much for the children – the laughter yoga – and for the direct care staff at the children – the workshops. I wish you good luck, patience and perseverance in your challenging work.” Mgr. Helena Tichá, Director of the Trnova Children’s Home, 13.4.2022
“Dear Mrs. Šrámková, dear C4C! I send my best wishes for the New Year and especially a big thank you for the clothes for the children. You have made them very happy – small and big, and also the aunts who enjoyed “digging” and helping kids trying clothes on… At times almost a scuffle developed when one of our little protagonists dug up a particular “jewel”. And I thank you for all of the above and also for the great savings to our funds. Savings that we can use in other areas in our children´s home thanks to you. Thank you:-)” Zdeňka Slavíková, Director of children´s home in Dubá – Deštná, 7.1.2022
“Dear Mrs. Erguvanli, we would like to thank the clowns from C4C´s “Dr. Klaun” program, who come to our Home to put smiles on our faces regularly, once every two weeks. At first, it may seem that these inspiring clowns belong more in front of the eyes of children’s little souls. But the opposite is true. They are incredible in the true sense of the word. Our clients were literally thrilled with every visit. Every time the clowns arrived, a beautiful atmosphere spread through the Home, which, as they say, must be experienced. Laughter, enthusiasm and joy emanated from the rooms. It is always a wonderful experience for the clients and a beautiful caress to the soul.” Ing. Lenka Ungerová, MPA, Director of Home Unhošt’, provider of social services, 14.10.2021
“Dear Dr. Clown team, we would like to thank all of you who visit our sick children several times a week for many years! With your performances, whether they are songs, puzzles, spells or miracles with balloons, you cheer not only them, their parents, but also us – the hospital staff! It is very positive and rechargeable to be carried away by the sounds that echo throughout the clinic. Sometimes it´s completely crazy and therefore even more amazing to watch the reactions of the children, who are spontaneous and completely captivated by your performance. Thank you very much for all this; we really appreciate our cooperation with you.” Mgr. Michaela Chmelařová, the Head Nurse of the Department of Children and Adolescents, University Hospital Kralovske Vinohrady, 7.5.2021
“Good day, warm greetings from Domino. On behalf of all of us, I wanted to thank you for the nice clothes and shoes that we received through you and the Chance 4 Children organization. The children chose the things they liked according to their choice. I’m sending you a few photos that I got from the groups. Thank you very much again. Have a nice time and we look forward for further cooperation.” Naďa Erbová, Director of DD Domino Pilsen, 8.12.2020
“We would like to thank the humanitarian organization C4C and Pavel Justych, who in this difficult time thought of our senior fellow citizens and gave our clients ‘health promotion’ in the form of 100 pcs of Activia yogurts from Danone company.” Home Březnice, 13.11.2020
“Hello C4C, thank you very much for your donation in the form of otrhopedic and girls’ shoes. They made our children very happy.” Marta Camfrlová, Children’s Home in Valašské Meziříčí
„Hello, last week we received a gift that made us and especially the children very, very happy. The children were truly excited! Your help is very important to us and we appreciate your support. We’re glad you’re with us. Thank you again – for myself, but especially for the children. ❤️“ Mgr. Eva Čapková, directress of the Children´s home and Primary Schooů Vizovice
„On behalf of all children from our children´s home, we would like to thank you very much for the very nice shoes and clothes VANS company. The children took some of their clothes and shoes to schools in September and they will still have some of it under the Christmas tree.“ Mgr. Ilona Hellerová, directress of DD Česká Lípa
„Dear Petra, it’s so beautiful that you still think of us so much. Thank you very much for everything, we deeply appreciate everything you do for us.“ Hanka Kupková, directress of Klokánek Hostivice
„We are very grateful for allowing us to continue our English and computer classes even in a state of crisis. It was not easy to keep the children entertained and these lessons were a good change to the day. We are glad to have you.” Lenka Woloszuková, director of children´s home Žatec
„Greetings from Kralupy! Thank you for the great cooperation and for the impeccable help you give us, whether through mentoring or teaching. We are counting on you and looking forward to the next school year next with you :D“ Elena Demianová, directress of children´s home Kralupy nad Vltavou
„Hello, I would like to thank you very much for the past time, because you have succeeded in things that we would not believe them to be possible and maybe we didn’t even think they were reachable. So for us, I will allow myself to “pinpoint” the cooperation with the nearby home for the elderly – it was really a masterpiece, if it is possible to continue, I would be very happy for it. Such connection of generations is amazing! Please share this thank you to all who also deserve it! I’m looking forward to more projects and I wish we could continue so greatly!“ Mgr. Jiří Beránek, director of Children´s home Unhošť
“Being a father of four I deeply appreciate what Manfred and his team at Chance 4 Children (C4C) have been doing for the children that were not lucky enough to be brought up by their own families. I can not but admire their passion and devotion of bringing at least a small touch of love and happiness to these children. Making the world a better place is no easy job – and C4C is making a contribution that really matters.”
Tomáš Rutrle, CEO, Fujitsu Siemens Computers s.r.o., Czech Republic
“The team of Chance 4 Children, a true A-team, are doing an incredible job helping children in orphanages and hospitals to develop a sense of purpose. It is hard nowadays to find people who prefer to give instead of take; to willingly support those in need; and to fill in the gaps where government and society-at-large fails. This is what Manfred and C4C are doing. A big thumbs up to all of them! Please keep up the good work!”
Victor Saeijs, former CEO, Nokia Czech Republic s.r.o.
“When I first met the ‘C4C’ team almost 10 years ago, I was fascinated by the tremendous effectiveness of their work. I was then, and continue to be now, deeply impressed by their work on behalf of some of neediest and neglected children in this society today. I can hardly imagine a more dedicated and determined group of people, and the fantastic results of their ROBIN HOOD and DR. CLOWN programs speak for themselves.”
Hans Christian Zink, CEO & Chairman, Hertz Rent a Car, Czech Republic
“I always feel humbled when I meet with the Chance 4 Children team by the unselfishness and energy that they bring to the task of looking after the most deprived and vulnerable in this society. It is good to meet people who not only really care but also strive and succeed to improve the lives of the needy.”
Katharine Butler, Director, Sparkys
“The people in this organisation you can truly trust – they are doing the utmost to get smiles on the face of children. They are credible in all they do! To work with them is inspiring and joining their activities is also personally very rewarding for me.” (Click here to see what she is talking about)
Cornelia Roettger, General Manager, Unilever CR, spol. s r.o.
They Said it! Officials @ C4C
Thank you that you have seen the need in my country and responded! Your help will not be forgotten.
His Excellency Ladislav Ballek, Slovak Ambassador in Prague
I would like to thank you for the humanitarian aid provided to our social care facilities in the Central Bohemian region.
Mgr. Josef Vacek, Central Bohemia Region Council
Dear sirs, I have been informed of your work by my colleagues working in the area of social services in the Kladno district. Based on this report, I would like to thank you. I really appreciate your programs [Robin Hood and Dr. Clown] aimed at aiding socially weak and disadvanteged people.
Mr. Antonín Kajgr, deputy mayor of Kladno
Most organizations of similar aim never obtain comparable results in their entire lifetime as your association produces in a single year.
Mr. Milan Rýdlo of Čápovka, Grandmaster of Knight Order of Saint Wenceslaw
I highly appreciate the work of your organization through which you improve the quality of life of instituionalized children and also other needy social classes across the whole spectrum of European society.
JUDr. Zdenko Trebuľa, mayor of Košice, Slovakia
In the name of our patients, the children of the department of hematology and oncology, we’d like to heartily thank you for your long term cooperation. You prepare entertaining programs for children, which have become a high quality part of our whole concept of psycho-social care for the patients of our clinic.
We appreciate all who know that the task of those who care for children in hospitals is not only to cure sickness, but to also to assure that the children are not sad during the duration of treatments (which in case of our hospital is particularly long), but keep playing, painting and coloring, which is all part of childhood.
In this exactly you have helped us tremendously. Because of this, we greatly appreciate your activities to benefit sick and ailing children and we look forward to future cooperation next year.
Mgr. Jana Vítová, psychologist of KDHO, Motol hospital, about C4C’s Dr. Clown program.
Your gift helped us greatly to improve the home environment and the quality of life of our citizens, many of which live in very poor conditions. The town of Rýmařov highly appreciates your help and assistance.<
Mrs. Marie Cimbotová, City hall Rýmařov
We really appreciate your approach and your understanding of people in need.
Ing. Eva Richtrová, mayor of Frýdek-Místek
It is not easy to express our thankfulness in words.
Mr. Karel Heller, Federation of Children’s Homes ČR
They Said it! Orphanages @ C4C
Thank you, Mesit Holding has already contacted us and today the lady director from Uherské Hradiště [orhphanage] goes to pick up the money…Nobody has ever cared so much for us. You [the Robin Hood program] are just the best.
Mr. Šoltys, director of Bojkovice orphanage
Dear friends! Yours is a special gift. It’s not an easy task to cheer up, bring lasting joy and at the same time help the uneasy life of children living their young lives out as warden of the state.
Mr. Vostrý, director of Tisá orphanage
Dear ones, it is not an easy thing to prepare a surprise for somebody and even less easy to add a measure of joy to it. You did it. … We thank you that you not only give materially in a big way, but also for your sample in helping children, who have become the ward of the state, with the dire educational needs they face.
Mrs. Šárka Rajskupová, orphanage Uherské Hradiště
Never before have we had so much icecream. Now we can have it for breakfest, lunch and dinner and we will never get enough of it… 🙂
Ms. Andrea Veselá, orphanage Uherský Ostroh
Finishing this letter, I have to mention that the way C4C helps is absolutely original. During my personal meeting with their representatives I could observe complete selflessness of their actions.
Mgr. Václav Konopiský, director of ora phanage in Hamr na Jezeře
Our cooperation is already traditional and believe me, without your help the life of children in our orphanage would be worse … My joy is commensurate with the joy of our children.
Mrs. Hana Gabrielová, director of orphanage in Ledce
You are among the first who contacted our children’s home and offered this kind of help.
Mgr. Jana Bittnerová, director of orphanage in Měcholupy
We appreciate this gift [cleaning supplies] all the more, because it is very rare that we get any gift without us first contacting the sponsor.
Mgr. Drahoslav Prollová, deputy director of orphanage in Šindlovy Dvory
Your generous gift of cleaning supplies helped us very much in overcoming a very tight financial situation and we are glad that we didn’t have to spend money from our budget, because you just cannot spare on cleaning supplies.
Ms. Hedvika Musilová, social worker in orphanage in Tachov
We esteem your help highly and appreciate that the things you donated are of superior quality and very, very useful to us. Looking forward to our next cooperation.
Bc. Jaroslava Štoková, deputy director of VÚ Boletice n/Lab
They Said it! Red Cross @ C4C
One of the basic principles of the Red Cross is to protect health, promote respect toward human beings and support mutual understanding and friendship. Your contribution has fulfilled all basic criteria.
Mrs. Marie Machová, Czech Red Cross Frídek-Místek
Your humanitarian aid helped us to survive the most critical moments, when closing of our canteen and center was looming large.
Mrs. Nevena Černohorská, Czech Red Cross Ústí nad Labem
Now we have cleaning supplies for the whole year and the incurred savings, app. 20.000,- Slovak crowns, can now be used for the repair of our leaking roof.
MVDr, Mgr. Jana Koppiová, Slovak Red Cross Trenčín
Your help is not just about money. It has tremendous human value for us.
Mgr. Karol Németh, Slovak Red Cross Komárno
Your project in our town was met with unprecedented response because we often suffer from floods and the demand for high quality cleaning supplies is still acute.
Mgr. Jana Berková, Czech Red Cross Brantice
Your support is a great contribution to our work and so we ask you not to forget about us in the future.
Mrs. Milada Kolská, Czech Red Cross Kladno
We think as Christmas are approaching that your gift will help many people to at least partially reduce financial problems in families where one or both partners lost their regular income.
Mrs. Alena Herinková, Czech Red Cross Mělník
Your active approach significantly contributed to a very good promotion of the work of our humanitarian organization among the wide public.
Mrs. Ivana Holásková, Czech Red Cross Brno
We regard your way of help [cleaning supplies] as invaluable, considering the group of people we are working with and for which we provide aid and social services.
Mrs. Olga Szalmová, Slovak Red Cross Levice
They Said it! Caritas @ C4C
Dear and beloved friends, one more time we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the help which we can, through your intermediation, offer to the truly needy.
Ing. Jiří Lodr, Caritas Plzeň
Through your approach you have added your little stone into the mosaic of our charity work. You selflessly help us to serve people who find themselves in dire need and distress.
Ing. Juraj Barát, Caritas Nitra, Slovakia
We are immensely happy that you are able to help us help people which find themselves in critical situations.
Mrs. Marie Popovská, Caritas Brno
We will be able to use your gift [cleaning supplies] for two years from here on out, and the money we save will be reinvested into the infrastructure of our our asylum houses.
Ing. Jitka Kirschnerová, Caritas Roudnice nad Labem
From our three years experience we know that big companies in our city or region do not show much interest in supporting our work. That is why your help for our asylum house is very important and inestimable.
Mrs. Marie Burešová, Caritas Beroun