May 22, 2008
Searching For Your Roots: Part II – (see May 21, 2008 entry)
I was able to reach Dr. Albert tonight and heard first-hand not only the story of how he got involved in helping children in Ukraine, but also how he eventually founded the Shalom Children’s Fund, the small grass-roots organization through which he channels his energies on behalf of the children. There is nothing very complicated about what Dr. Albert does…with the donations that he receives, he travels to Ukraine every 8 to 10 weeks (at his own expense) and personally meets and accompanies children (who have been identified as in need) to the store where they can select the items that they want to wear. For so many of these children, this is a dream come true. On his most recent trip, Dr. Albert expanded his work and was able to purchase rehabilitation equipment for some kids who are disabled.
We truly enjoyed our conversation and have decided that the Shalom Children’s Fund will be one of the new programs the Good People Fund will help with their work. Talk about hands-on and grass-roots!