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Financial Partnership

Lydia – A Beating Heart is a non-profit organization dependent entirely on the financial generosity of individuals, churches, and organizations. Ongoing partnership commitments enable Lydia to meet the needs of women and families in crisis. These could be monthly, quarterly, or annually. Special or one-time gifts are also gratefully accepted, as we often runs projects or events which incur additional costs.

An annual Baby Bottle Campaign is a super fun, popular way to support Lydia.  Many people enjoy this fundraiser, and kids especially love to participate! Each person or family fills an empty baby bottle with spare change or bills and turns it in as a donation when it is full or at the end of the designated time.

Current and future financial gifts will be used in a variety of ways, some of which are listed below:

  • Translation and printing of books and materials
  • Baby clothes and toiletry items for new moms
  • Training classes and community lectures
  • Overhead costs

How to Give

In the U.S.: To send a one-time or recurring gift online, visit this page and click on “Donate now”. Blue Ridge Women’s Center has been a partner and mentor to Lydia since 2012. This method enables individuals within the U.S. to give a tax-free donation.

International: 

  • Directly to “Lydia”’s account (outside of Macedonia):
    Recipient: Lidija – srce sto cuka
    IBAN  MK 07 210722000023929
    SWIFT TUTN MK 22
    Tutunska Banka A.D Skopje
    Majka Tereza 1
    1000 Skopje
  • Directly to “Lydia”s account (from Macedonia):
    Lidija – srce sto cuka
    Account number:
    210 067689700194
    Tutunska Banka

Networking

You can appeal for Lydia! The one thing you can do that no one else can is to tell your friends about this center. No one else moves in all the same circles you do.  That is the beauty of networking.

Lydia can contact others, but would be just another organization asking for a listening ear. Again and again, it has been shown that people are much more responsive when there is a personal connection.

You never know how God will connect people.  It might be your friend, your family member, your coworker, your teacher, your student, your pastor, or your small group that would be interested to learn about the work of Lydia in Macedonia!

 


Volunteering

Category : Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us! If you live locally, on occasion we need help sorting donations, preparing for an event, providing child care during a community lecture, or a variety of other projects.

If you live internationally, you can still help!  We need help with things like website design and management, graphic design, marketing, grant writing, etc. If you enjoy any type of sewing, knitting, crocheting, ect., another idea is to make baby blankets, booties, hats, etc. and send them to us. Also, baby clothes in the U.S. are of a better quality for a better price, so those are always appreciated as well. Other baby items that are better from the U.S. include pacifiers and bottles. If you choose to send material goods, contact us to discuss the best method of getting those items to us.