Sunday, January 15, 2012

As the coats pile up and work there way to Iargara!

The coat drive has finally came to an end. We are no longer taking donations and can proudly say we have around 300 coats to donate to Iargara, Moldova. Since October Wendy and I(Jamie Frits), have had ongoing communication about this wonderful project. We have had a few bumps in the road, but a ton more success. I know that both of us are so excited about the coats arriving here in Moldova and seeing all the smiles and hearing all the laughs and excitement from the children when they first embrace their new jacket!!

Wanting to thank each and everyone of you that has helped out with this project. It means the world to our hearts and to the lives of these children. God Bless.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Tis the season to help a child in need!

Christmas day we all have so much to be thankful for. Spending time with family around a warm fire. Basking in our gifts of love, joy and amazing food. We sit back and thank how lucky we are to be in such a wonderful family and to feel so loved on this holiday. Myself(Jamie Frits), I know these are things I cherish about my life every year. With being away from my family and friends I can say it has had a tug on my heart, and really has made me realize what it means to have a family.

The simple point is, we as people have so much to be thankful for, but not everyone is as lucky as we are. Some children have no families, no clothes, or no one to give them love this holiday season. Help a child in need that needs to feel the warmth of a true heart.

Currently we are at 100 coats for the children of Iargara, Moldova. We are in need of 200!!! Make it happen this year!! These coats could really bring some warmth to these childrens heart and souls this Christmas season.

Wendy Bigbie and Jamie Frits thank you for the donations!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Coat update!

We are still taking donations!! Currently we are at 45 coats!!

Please take time to visit our blog or our facebook page at Pentru Tine Meets June Bug.

The children of Moldova could really use your help! We are trying to provide 200 jackets for the 102 boys and 68 girls from Iargara.

Thank you to everyone who has donated thus far either with money or jackets!! You are truly a blessing to us and the children!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

As the project develops!

Slowly but sure the project continues to come together. The donations are really starting to come in as Wendy and I are working to get all the finalized areas complete. Currently Wendy is working on making 200 scarfs for the children. They are 102 boys and 68 girls at "Pentru Tine." Talk about a job!!

As for me (Jamie) I have been working on all the required paperwork for humanitarian aid in Moldova. This isn't the easiest thing to accomplish due to the Moldovan Government being quite picky on what comes into their country. Yet, I believe we will be quite successful!


With this project it has really made me take a step back and look at my own life. Realizing I have everything I need in the sense of clothing, family and friends. And every day we as people can take advantage of these things and not even take a second look. However, the children here in Iargara, Moldova have literally nothing. To receive a lolli pop would be like a million dollars to them. Think about the love and joy they will feel when they see the jackets, hats and scarfs!!

I wanted to share with you the conversation I had with my director in Greece and what she told me about the center. "Pentru Tine," was developed three years ago in Iargara, Moldova. This center is more then just a place for children to come and spend their time. It is a center that was built due to the problems with: human trafficking, abandonment, poverty, drug and alcohol use(kids and parents), and abuse(physically,mentally and verbally).

Iargara was chosen over 4 other villages due to the number of children in the village that would be affected in a positive way if they had a safe place to go. This village has always been a target for traffickers, as they realized the high number of young women that they could convince to come with them. As a young woman think of what you would say yes to: 1. One thousand Euro a month to come work in Italy or 2. Living in poverty and barely having anything to eat? This story really took me back and made me even more thankful that the center is here for the children.

Since the center has been open the children's grades have improved, more children are attending school on a regular basis, smoking and drinking percentages with the children have decreased, and more children are reporting that they are happier with their lives with having something to look forward to. And within the last three years since the center was built, there hasn't been one case of trafficking in Iargara!

As I said there are times when we as "humans," can take advantage of our own lives because we are use to having what we need to live. This holiday season think about giving one of those material pieces to these children in Moldova. Not only help them out, but give it to them with love and know within your heart that you did a good thing!!

We thank you!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Thanking the following people for your generous donations! We couldn't do this with out you!

Robert and Kathy Frits
Loretta Vogt
Angie Hyer
Joel VanZante
Ashton and Clint Long
Rhonda and Tim Francis
Jessie Ryan
Marlis and Glenn Davis
Ron and Sandy Conn
Ed and Gina Scheetz
Ron and Nancy Muecke

Currently we are at 1515.00 raised!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Helping this Holiday Season

Hey Everyone!!

I have talked to several of you that are interested in donating to my current Junebug project. Which I can't express enough thanks!!

As of right now only two people have donated out of around 15 that said they were interested. Which is perfectly fine but I wanted to inform everyone of the deadlines that we are trying to reach.

Wendy has been putting a clothing drive together which will start the week after Thanksgiving and end on December 13th. With the money that we receive we are wanting to buy any additional jackets, hats and gloves for the children, along with using the money to help ship over the items. We are hoping to ship everything over the 3rd week in December which puts us around Dec 19th.

Shipping is by far the most expensive. As for everyone that has sent me a care package, I can openly say it costs around 40-50 US dollars for each box, and that is on the cheaper end. With that being said, remember we are trying to provide for 200 children who live in Iargara,Moldova that literally have nothing.

If you want to donate simply look on our page and there is a paypal button that you can click on to use and donate.

In closing I wanted to share with you another experience I recently had yesterday. In my village of 4000 people there is only one young woman who is in a wheel chair. This young woman sits home all day long due to the school refusing her due to her disability. As for the center "Pentru Tine," we have invited her to come to our center and enjoy time with other children. This young woman very much wants to have this experience however is unable to due to the inaccessibility/costs to pampers in Moldova. With the lump share of money and donations we are trying to obtain pampers for this young girl as well. I can't even describe to you how it felt when I shared this with her and her mother. Tears rolled down their faces, and never in my life have I seen joy come to anyones heart the way it did to theirs. Remember the littlest things make a difference.

In turn to this I also wanted to share this young woman came to see me yesterday on her way back from the hospital. As I observed her I noticed that her jacket was 3 times to small. I asked her about this and she said she can't afford a new jacket, so the current one has to work. How hard this was to see, this young child couldn't even zip up her jacket because of the size.. 

So I again ask you to take a look into your hearts and help this holiday season be wonderful for these children. They aren't asking for I-pods, computers, video games, etc. They are simply wanting jackets, hats, and gloves so they can bare the winter cold.

Again I thank you in advance and wish all of you a great holiday season. Each one of you is very special in my heart.