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Category : Babies

M, 17 years old, was living in a home for orphans. She had been there for over 10 years. Her mother had left her and her brother while they were very young, and her father had given up trying to take care of them. The only person who showed any interest or care in them was their father’s sister, their Aunt C. She lived in Croatia, and in the following years M and her brother had the opportunity to visit her once or twice and to have her visit them.

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Financial Partnership

baby bottle

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:

  • Project “One woman at a time” – counseling
  • Project “Art Therapy”
  • Project “Adopt a family”
  • Project “Hope” – support groups
  • Marketing / Advertisement
  • 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: or if you would rather give by check, please make payable to Heartbeat International with a side note in addition “Lydia Macedonia”
    Heartbeat International 
    8405 Pulsar Place 
    Columbus, OH 43240
  • Directly to “Lydia”’s account (outside of Macedonia):
    Recipient: Lidija – srce sto cuka
    IBAN  MK 07 210722000023929
    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

Please don’t hesitate to contact us on with any questions! Thank you!

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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!