My name is Yuliya, and I am writing to you from Ukraine.
From the bottom of my heart I want to express my deepest gratitude for a valuable gift, which my family received through Chalice Gift Catalogue Campaign-a convector heater.
As long as I can remember, I have been raised by my aunt, since my dad passed away at a very young age due to a serious disease. Then my mother abandoned me and was denied any parental rights. I have never seen her. So, my aunt, who is my dad's sister took me into her home. Until last year we had been living with a large family of my aunt's husband. I was not very happy there, because they often offended me, reminding me that I was an orphan and they were obliged to feed me. My aunt loved me a gift for a warm and cozy homevery much and could not tolerate such an attitude any more. After she left her husband, we moved to my grandma's house, which is in another village. Nobody had been living there for a long time, so its living conditions were rather poor. There were no living essentials or heating.
Thanks to the fact that I was enrolled in the project, we were able to save money and buy the necessities of life, although it was rather difficult to get heating installed. My aunt had gone to different government organizations for help. We were lucky to get their assistance and were provided with a project for gas supply and free of charge gas pipes. The only thing which we still needed was a convector heater, but it was very expensive, my aunt could not afford to buy it. Winter was coming and I don't know what would have happened if it wasn't for your merciful and compassionate hearts. This convector heater warmed not only our home, but also our hearts.
I want to finish my letter with the words of a famous Ukrainian poet T.G. Shevchenko "A heart, warmed with kindness, will never get cold."
Yuliya, and Aunt Mariya
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