Giving is Living

It is with much gratitude that we write this post to share some photos from the heartwarming gathering of our community at Mass and luncheon yesterday.  Thank you to all those who participated both physically and in spirit.  

This LOVE belongs to YOU

On this Valentine’s Day, we are pleased to share a few photos from the kids in Lithuania …. greetings being sent directly to you, filled with love and gratitude for your support.

Thank you for opening your hearts to the children, elderly, and Ukrainian refugees in need.  

We hope you feel the love that is being sent your way today!

From St. Joseph’s Home for Families in Paparčiai:

From the Day Care Center in Obeliai:

From the Vilnius Šilo School for Children with special needs:

From St. John’s Home for Children:

From Angelų Palėpe Day Care Center in Kaunas:

From Sodžiaus Meistrai Trade School:

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Laimingų Naujųjų Metų

2023 has been a year filled with love and support. Please enjoy this video of our visit to Lithuania this past summer, which shows where your donations go and who benefits. Happy New Year!

Linksmų Kūčių

Linksmų Kūčių to you and your families today! Grateful to everyone for making our community Kūčias so special last week! Happy Christmas and all best wishes for the New Year!

LT Days 2023

Many thanks to all of you for your support and participation in this year’s hugely successful Lithuanian Days Fair! We appreciate you!

A special shout-out to these members…

Aida Merrill who hung our new posters with incredible precision.
Kristina Dudor and Jurate Sepikas kicked off the start of the weekend beautifully representing our booth.
Angele Vaiciakauskiene and Dalia Teti for their warmth and welcoming of all the guests who stopped by.
Regina Polikaitiene and Vita Vilkiene for their flair and expertise in getting donations.
Patricia Wright for manning the booth and hanging in there during the sweltering part of Saturday.
Tara Barauskas and Tanya Dorff for their commitment to our mission and selling of tickets to Kūčias.
Audrone Kazlauskiene for donating her beautiful greeting cards, Vale Ruzgys for donating amber works of art, and Dalia Teti for her handmade “Worry Worms” which the kids just loved. All these gifts brought in a lot of donations … thank you ladies!
Also, a big thanks to Giedra Kiskis who showed up exactly when needed to knock down the booth.

We look forward to working together again toward a successful Kūčias Fundraiser on December 17th.

Gratefully,
Darija Francesco, Vaida Holwager, Patricija Jocas, Vaida Mikuckis and Vilija Kirsonis

Daughters of Lithuania LA Meeting

Super successful Daughters of Lithuania LA meeting yesterday (Sunday, September 17, 2023). Many thanks to all who participated. We appreciate that you shared your experiences, offered your suggestions, and supported our work of love. We are inspired by you!

Happy Easter / Linksmų Šv. Velykų

This Easter, we are pleased to share a letter and photos we received from the Šilo School for children with special needs … one of the many places where we are able to create a positive impact thanks to your support (translation below).

Spreading a message of love and hope,

Daughters of Lithuania LA



Laba diena Mielos Lietuvos Dukterys LA ir remėjai,

Labai džiaugiamės ir dėkojame Jums už nuolatinę mūsų globą ir dėmesį, kurio jau ne vienerius metus sulaukiame!  Kiekvieną kartą gaudama laišką iš Jūsų, patiriu džiaugsmą ir bendrystę, kad, visgi, Lietuvos dukterys Amerikoje, ir mes – Lietuvoje, esame viena komanda, dirbanti dėl mūsų Lietuvos vaikų.

Jūs, nors ir esate toli nuo Lietuvos, tačiau Jūsų širdys yra čia. Mes jaučiame Jūsų gerumą ir dar kartą dėkojame.  Jūsų skirtus pinigus panaudosime mokinių išvykoms, edukacijoms, stovykloms. Tai jiems suteiks nepamirštamų įspūdžių.

Žmonės pradeda žydėti ne tuomet, kai ateina pavasaris, bet kai turi kam…
Šiais žodžiais noriu Jus pasveikinti artėjančių Velykų proga palinkėdama Jums prasmingų darbų, gražių minčių, o gerumo Jūs labai daug turite.

P.S. Nuotraukose matysite mūsų mokinukų Velykinius margučius, kuriuos jie Jums siunčia su geriausiais linkėjimais!

Pagarbiai

Sigita Bajerčiūtė

direktoriaus pavaduotoja ugdymui

Vilniaus Šilo mokykla


Dear Daughters of Lithuania LA and supporters,

We are very happy and thank you for your constant patronage and attention, which we have been receiving for many years!  Every time I receive a letter from you, I feel joy and fellowship that, after all, your organization in America and we in Lithuania are one team working for our Lithuanian children.  

Although you are far from Lithuania, your hearts are here. We feel your kindness and thank you again.  We will use the money you provide for student trips, education, and camps. It will give them an unforgettable experience.

People start to bloom not when spring comes, but when they have hope …

With these words, I want to congratulate you on the occasion of the upcoming Easter, wishing you meaningful work, beautiful thoughts, and gratitude for your kindness.

P.S. In the photos, you will see the Easter eggs made by our students, which they send you with best wishes!

Donating coats…sharing the warmth

Sharing a few pics from Sigita Bajerčiūrtė, the Director of the Vilnius Šilo School for children with special needs. The school has gifted the jackets to Ukrainian refugee kids that they have taken in and are helping care for.  

The staff at the Vilnius Šilo School is enormously grateful for these parkas. We’re so grateful to all of our friends, like Danute Scola, who donate items to send to Lithuania and support our work of love.