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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Orphanage supplies

I am going to plan to take a bag of supplies to the orphanage(s) in Nizhny Novgorod. I am thinking to ask the kids' school to see if any of the students/teachers want to donate items. Most people want to help orphans, they just don't know how. This will be an easy opportunity for them.

Has anyone used asaptickets.com to buy plane tickets? They're quoting $800 for a roundtrip ticket to Nizhny Novgorod, whereas, other sites show $2000...not sure if I should trust asaptickets or if I've hit the goldmine? What airlines have you used (or do you know others have used) to go to Russia?

I am putting together some really fun fundraisers for our adoption. Stay tuned!


Winnie said...

Be very leary of Russian airlines that do not fly into western European countries they don't have to meat EASA (Europe's version of the FAA) requirements for airplane maintenace and records.

You'd hate to be "American Victims" because some vodka loaded mechanic hasn't bothered to check in oil in the last 500 flight hours.

Jill said...

Thanks for the tip, Winnie!

Hevel said...

My family tends to fly Delta/Malév from NYC to Budapest and Malév from there to Moscow. Malév usually has a joint partner to operate the flights, but since if we ordered tickets through the Hungarian site the flights were abt 30% cheaper than ordering through the partner airlines, we usually chose the malev.hu option.

Marco said...

Contact Keri. Here is her blog:


Maria (Canada)

p.s. 'Thinking of you today using your amazing sugar cookie recipe to make Valentine cookies for dd's class.

Sarah C said...

I think taking a bag of supplies is a great idea. I am sure the teachers and children at the school would love to help with that. Some of the local stores would probably donate too.

Queen Mother said...

RE: the supplies.

Talk to your ward's Cub Scout and Boy Scout leaders. The Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts always need service project ideas. Our den collected supplies for a local charity, and my boys absolutely LOVED it. They felt so good doing it! They also made really cheap, simple fleece blankets where you just tie the ends. They gave those to a battered women's shelter. Anyway, just an idea.