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Charity Fund «Pilgrim»

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The Charity fund “Pilgrim” has been carrying out the largest rehab project in Ukraine for kids and adolescents who found themselves in tough life circumstances. These are the children of streets and most of them have either drug or toxic or alcohol or slot machine addiction. Some of them are HIV positive.  Some of them are orphans who have no parental care whatsoever and some of them are social orphans – they have parents but those can’t adequately raise them. Daily about 100 kids of the most difficult social category go through their rehab course in the center of children’s rehabilitation “Republic Pilgrim”.

Within the work of the center since February 2000 over 3000 teens went through the children’s center and over 60% of them got back to their families or state orphanages. Many of the kids were fostered. Some were adopted. In most cases the operative help of the workers of the Center literally saved lives of the minors who were in critical state.

 Beside the center of children’s rehabilitation several foster homes started working at the fund “Pilgrim” and in each of them the foster parents raise 6-13 kids. One of such foster homes is specialized in the kids with HIV+ status. It is the only family in Ukraine where 7 kids with this status live. It is planned to start one more foster home for such kids since the number of the children with HIV positive status steadily grows in Ukraine and they can live only in the centers for people with disabilities and for socially unclaimed citizens.

The vision for the nearest future is to develop the family forms of upbringing of orphans – to build the entire village where in foster homes there will be living adoptive parents with the kids. To support those foster homes we plan to found farms that would be able to provide for each family of 6-15 people. The cost of each house for adopted/ fostered kids is 15000 – 20000 Euros.

The initiator of the foundation of the Charity Fund “Pilgrim” is Gennadiy Mokhnenko – the senior pastor of The Churches of Good Changes in Mariupol, a founder of the rehab centers for adults, the adoptive father for 30 kids and teens, the overseer of the Priazovsky region of the Church of God Of Ukraine. The initiator of the action of social protest against the circulation of drugs “Sick of it”, a historian, a missionary, a Master of Theology, a journalist. The author of the books “ To execute not to show mercy”, “ Non pedagogical poem”, “ Back to holy Russia or to centuries of rot and mold?” He is also a host of TV programs “Two briefcases” and “ The other prospective”, an active blogger and a partaker of the united missionary project of Ukraine and the US in Africa.


The Charity fund “ Pilgrim” ahead with Gennadiy Mokhnenko in 2008 started alongside with the other pastors of Slavic churches and TV channel TBN a national action of adoption “ You will be found” the purpose of which is to call on the Christians in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and other  post soviet countries to adopt orphans. Within 4 years the bikers have overcome 15000 km on the route Mariupol – Kiev – Moscow – Yekaterinburg – Vladivostok.  The purpose of the project is to inspire people to take kids in their family, to destroy the myths about adoption and to create newsmakers about eradication of orphanship in the world.


Ukraine, Donetsk region, Mariupol city, 87 548 Tramvayniy, 10a

Tel. +38-067-625-79-30



 You can assist the "Pilgrim" 

If you live in America

You can write a check payable to : 

Pilgrim Orphanage Foundation and send it to:

12717 SE 18th Street, Vancouver WA 98683 USA


You can also make a direct deposit Us Bank

Pilgrim Orphanage Foundation 

Account number



Telephone +1 (360) 910-3835 Viktoriya Kovalenko

Funds transferred to this account within a few days will reach us.


 "Pilgrim Orphanage Foundation" is a nonprofit organization under Article

501 (c) (3), and all contributions are tax deductible.


You can also use payment systems, "Money Gram" or "Western Union", listing the name of the Accountant Finance Fund. Transfer code and the amount can be reported by telephone

Tatyana  Mendrina +380679069758


It is possible to transfer funds to the card of PrivatBank 

Number 4149 4950 0709 5744  in the name of Oleg Boravlev.


You can also transfer funds to WebMoney system

WMID: 291749728281

Non purses







purse number 410011067611896


If you live in Germany

 Piligrim e.V.

IBAN: DE93 2806 9956 5720 4810 00


BLZ 280 699 56 

Grafschafter Volksbank eG 

Ekaterina Gesse 

tel. +49 157 889 78 313



Or send parcels to the address : 

Republic Pilgrim

per. Tramvainii 10a






10 February 2018

To live or to survive on the street

To live or to survive on the street
How can 11-year-old child adjust to severe circumstances his own mother condemned him. What does Daniel think and dream about after experiencing much more struggles than many adults?
11 January 2018

Homeless Christmas 

Homeless Christmas 
The most bright, dreamy and loved holidays for children are definitely Christmas holidays! At this time you can feel this good festive mood, kids receive many presents, surprises and gather around the table to have a good meal and have lots of fun. All of these things build an atmosphere of a holiday, that is something new in lives for most of the citizens of the State of Former Homeless, and what they have never felt before. 
29 November 2017

The pre-election debate and videos promoting those who ran for President predestined the turn of the presidential race in the “Republic Pilgrim”.

The pre-election debate and videos promoting those who ran for President predestined the turn of the presidential race in the “Republic Pilgrim”.
The main event of the year for the State of former street kids is the elections of government. It is always a frustrating moment since not everyone can nominate for the elections. There are a whole lot of demands to a candidate. Those who nominate are best of the best. This year there was an innovation that let the elections be even more exciting.
23 November 2017

The Autumn Ball of the pilgrims with chocolate and musical mood.

The Autumn Ball of the pilgrims with chocolate and musical mood.
The final part of the fall this year was marked by a special event in the “Republic Pilgrim” – by the Autumn Ball. Each citizen of the Republic took part in it and showed his or her multiple talents.
20 October 2017

Rescuers, forward!

Rescuers, forward!
The children of the “Republic Pilgrim” always take part in the events of the city this is why the Rescuer’s day was not an exception.
19 September 2017

The twelfth adopted son of the chaplain Albert Khomyak.

The twelfth adopted son of the chaplain Albert Khomyak.
The social services came to the “Republic Pilgrim” for help. They asked to take into the center a 13-year-old boy temporarily, for the time of his medical examination. Afterwards the boy was to be taken to a special boarding school for kids with mental flaws. But did the boy really need to be in such a boarding school?
17 August 2017

The fifth stage of the world wide bike tour “The world without orphans!”has been completed

The fifth stage of the world wide bike tour “The world without orphans!”has been completed
The trip around the world for the sake of the world without orphans. This was the motto of the team of the former Mariupol street kids riding across the entire Ukraine, Russia and Europe within the last 5 summer seasons. The former street kids show by their own example how life of a child can change if he or she is taken to a loving family and they call unto people not to be scared of adoption and to take kids from orphanages.
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