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 run 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:
- Project “One woman at a time” – Counselling
Your $25 can provide a free counseling session for one woman at our center.
- Project “Art Therapy”
Very often art is considered and is used as a type of therapy. Many times, women who have had a reproductive loss find it very hard to share their emotions freely. In these cases, art comes very helpful. Through painting, handcrafts, or similar activities, women are able to process their emotions and find a way towards healing.
Help women to express their emotions and feelings related to their reproductive loss through painting and writing!
- Project “Adopt a family”
“Adopt” – decide to support one of our families.
- Project “Hope” – support groups
Support groups for women who have experienced reproductive loss. Through this process, we help them experience emotional and spiritual healing.
- Marketing / Advertisement
Until March 2020, we did our counseling in person. When Covid 19 started, we had to shift gears and adjust our work dynamics and marketing strategies. We started with online counseling and Facebook and Instagram promotions.
With a small amount spent, we were able to reach many women in the comfort of their homes. Help us to promote “Lydia” online!
- Translation and printing of books and materials
- Baby clothes and toiletry items for new moms
- Administrative costs
How to Give
To give online from within the U.S., please visit www.lydiamk.com/donate or if you would rather give by check, please make payable to Heartbeat International with a side note in addition “Lydia Macedonia”
8405 Pulsar Place
Columbus, OH 43240
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
Directly to “Lydia”s account (from Macedonia):
Lidija – srce sto cuka
Please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions! Thank you!
You can appeal for Lydia! The one thing you can do that no one else can do 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!
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us! If you live locally, on occasion we need help sorting donations, preparing for an event, 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 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.