Direct Help To Eastern Europe, Inc.

helping children in orphanages since 1992

 



If You will see our brochure do not remain indifferent
to children in need

1992-1993: Direct Help to Eastern Europe is founded and begins its action to supply Polish orphanages
with clothing and dry foods obtained from the Polish community during fundraising drives.

2016: Please see ourProject Summary for the year 2016

2015: Please see our
Project Summary for the year 2015

2014: Please see ourProject Summary for the year 2014

2013: Please see ourProject Summary for the year 2013

2012: Please see ourProject Summary for the year 2012

2011: Please see ourProject Summary for the year 2011

2010: Please see our Project Summary for the year 2010

2009: Please see our Project Summary for the year 2009

2008: Please see our Project Summary for the year 2008

2007: Please see our Project Summary for the year 2007

2006: Please see our Project Summary for the year 2006
This year we were lucky enough to get a new volunteer member/representative residing in Poland
Mr. Wojciech Waliszewski. He is a true blessing for our small organization.

2005: Please see our Project Summary for the year 2005

2004: Please see our Project Summary for the year 2004

2003: Please see our Project Summary for the year 2003 and photos of the visits by our volunteers.

2002: A fund drive in St Hyacinth's Church in Chicago in June and generous private donations allow the organization to spend over $10,000 on purchasing materials for Polish orphanages and one in Tbilisi, Georgia. Please see our Project Summary for 2002. DHEE adds a Ukranian orphanage to our website. The organization continues fundraising and visits to orphanages this year.

2001: DHEE  prepares brochures and other materials to distribute in the ethnic neighborhoods of Chicago and at the Polish parade on May 5th 2001. From these collected funds we hope to continue our action of purchasing necessary household equipment for the Children's Homes in Poland.

In this year DHEE is expanding its focus to include help in securing psychological and vocational services for some orphanages in Poland. Also this year DHEE has registered its second location in North Port, Florida. We develop working relationship with other organizations. Also, we create a visible presence on the internet.

2000: DHEE begins to expand its mission to other Eastern European countries. We contact Embassies to collect information on orphanages in other Eastern European nations. In June 2000 the organization organizes a small but effective rummage sale to raise funds for orphanages. In August 2000
one member of DHEE visits a group of orphanages in Poland to establish contacts and gather information. In October 2000 the founder of the organization visits Poland and establishes contacts with 26 Children's Homes and visits 10 of them personally. In all DHEE donates $5,500.00 to these 26 homes in the form of household equipment such as refrigerators, washers, dishwashers etc. (one item per home)

1999: DHEE promotes an action to encourage individuals to send presents to the children for the Holidays. The campaign is successful and various groups and individuals establish contact with orphanages personally or via telephone. This action continues today as Polish Americans call DHEE to 
get addresses and telephone numbers to orphanages all 
over Poland.

1998: With the help of Alderman of the 30th Ward Michael Wojcik, DHEE sends out announcement letters asking for donations to the Polish/American and American owned businesses in Chicago. In June 1998 we refocus our direction from providing exclusively material help to starting awareness campaigns.   


1997: DHEE joins in the effort to collect funds for the flood victims in Poland especially for the orphanages affected by this natural disaster. Due to effective fund raising in the Polish community we send various items including medicines to orphanages devastated by the floods.

1994-1996: DHEE continues to send packages with clothing and foods to orphanages in Poland. There is constant media attention with each fundraising drive in the form of newspaper and radio articles and appeals. We establish closer contacts with a small group of orphanages in the Warsaw area and in the city of Koszalin through visitations. Our organization receives some positive media coverage in Poland and acknowledgement letters form the Chancellery of the 
President of Poland and the Ministry.


 

Cover of "We" Polish magazine printed in winter 1992
to celebrate the start of DHEE's work.

 

 

 

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