Sodžiaus Meistrai Trade School

Sharing a letter and pics from Sodžiaus Meistrai Trade School) 📫💌


In this letter, I’m taking a moment to express our sincere gratitude for your thoughtfulness, generosity, and care for the students of “Sodžiaus Meistrai“.

The twentieth batch of students was just as important as the first, but five times larger. The celebration was a joy with its hustle, the Holy Mass, and the opportunity to pray once more for our community, graduates, and benefactors.

Thanks to you, we not only presented the young people with their diplomas but also with gifts related to their professions.

With all the gratitude from our team.
Sincerely yours,


Amatų mokykla „Sodžiaus Meistrai”

Visiting Mamų Unijos Šeimos Namai

The Daughters of Lithuania LA visited Mamų Unijos Šeimos Namai yesterday with Birute Vizgirdiene and Vin Karnila. So inspired by the work they do to support cancer patients’ families in need by providing patient and caregiver housing and wellness therapy. Please visit their website to donate to their mission –

Visiting Kauno Jezuito Gimnazija and Angelų Palėpe

Daughters of Lithuania member Tara Barauskaitė visited two of our supported organizations yesterday in Kaunas! At Kauno Jezuito Gimnazija she learned about the year’s challenges and successes expanding to more grades at the impressive Jesuit school. At Angelų Palėpe she heard from the Leaders Seselės Onutė and Daiva about the various children they are taking care of. With DoL support, they were thrilled to receive funding and gifts that will make the children very happy this summer! Hear more about these two wonderful organizations at one of our upcoming events!

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:


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.

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