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You’re Invited – Lietuviškas Kūčias 2019

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Daughters of Lithuania LA Lietuviškas Kūčias featured on Lithuanian news

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Martynas Jancius: www.martynasjancius.com
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Merry Christmas from all your friends at the Daughters of Lithuania LA

Video by Martynas Jancius: www.martynasjancius.com

You’re Invited – Lietuviškas Kūčias

You’re Invited – Lietuviškas Kūčias featuring Kestutis Daugirdas and the choir “Los Angelai”

You’re Invited – Lietuviškas Kūčias

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Save the Date – Annual Benefit Concert on Sunday, Sep 11th, 2106

The Daughters of Lithuania LA invite you to a Benefit Concert featuring opera soloist from the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, Liudas Norvaišas!

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Raseiniai School for Special Needs Children Excursion

A Thank You letter and photos from Virginija Kneciuniene who is a teacher at the Raseiniai School for Special Needs Children. We sponsored an excursion for 13 of the students to visit some historic sites and parks in Lithuania. The children had a fantastic time, learned a lot and are very grateful …

Mielos Vilija, Darija ir visos Lietuvos Dukterys,

pagaliau atėjo tas laikas, kada galiu parašyti laiškelį pilną įspūdžių iš pirmosios mūsų ekskursijos. Ji įvyko gegužės 26 dieną. Važiavo 13 vaikų, nes tiek vietų buvo autobusiuke. Pirmiausia tai buvo mano vadovaujamo etnokultūrinio būrelio “Paparčio žiedas” nariai, na ir keletas kitų mokinukų. Faktiškai iš kiekvienos klasės, skaičiuojant nuo penktos klasės, buvo bent po vieną atstovą. Tai, galima sakyti, kad važiavo visa mokykla. Aplankėme Veliuonos piliakalnius, Raudonės ir Panemunės pilis. Įspūdžių vaikams begalė. Įdedu keletą nuotraukėlių ir trumputę filmuotą atkarpėlę iš pasivaikščiojimo po Panemunės pilies parką. Ir dar prie to paties įdedu nuotraukų koliažą,kurį sudaro nuotraukėlės, kur užfiksuoti vaikai su priemonėmis, kurias nusipirkome iš ankstesnių Jūsų dovanotų pinigėlių, tai čia jau tik mano klasės vaikai. Kiekvienas mano klasės vaikų gimtadienis taip pat neapsieina be Jūsų… Jiems yra nuperkamas gimtadienio tortas,ir jie tai žino, kad Lietuvos dukterys juos pasveikina ir su gimtadieniu…

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​Tiesa, filmavimo kamera, su kuria buvome ir ekskursijoje taip pat Jūsų dovana. Vaikai žino, kad ekskursija yra Jūsų dovana, todėl perduodu visoms Lietuvos Dukterims didelį ačiū nuo jų.

AČIŪ UŽ JŪSŲ GERUMĄ!

Pagarbiai

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Lidijos Meskaitytes School in Smalininkai Field Trip

This is an email we received from Arturas Matukaitis, the Director of the School in Smalininkai. The Daughters of Lithuania LA help support the children at this school as well as many of the families in need in this small rural town. Earlier this year we provided them with funds for an excursion to the Baltic Sea and a nearby Dolphinarium. We also gifted the school with five (5) Samsung Galaxy Tablets.

Arturas and all the families and kids are so very grateful for this experience (out of the 44 people that went on this excursion, 30 of them had never seen the sea … and they are all still talking about it!) as well as for the Tablets. He writes in detail about the joy they had and the memories that were made.

Ekskursija jau įvyko. Mielos Lietuvos Dukterys, iki graudulio esame Jums dėkingi už mūsų vaikams padovanotą laimės dieną. Jau nuo pat ryto keliauninkus lydėjo geras oras ir džiugi laukimo nuotaika. Jeigu Jūs būtumėte mačiusios, kokie pasipuošę visi buvo, o daugelis vaikų vežėsi ir maudymuisi skirtus reikmenis, nes iš 44, net 30 žmonių prie jūros važiavo pirmą kartą. Pirmą kartą jūrą pamatė ketvirtokas Gantas, jo brolis Svajūnas, broliai penktokai Paulius ir Gvidas Ceinoriai ir jų trejų metukų sesė Lėja bei mama Kristina, Gabija, Paulius, Alanas Margeliai ir jų tėtis ir dar daugelis daugelis kitų vaikų ir jų tėvelių. O pirmokas Mantas taip susižavėjo jūra, kad net nepastebėjo, jog maudosi su rūbeliais ir basutėmis, gerai, kad kitos mamos buvo įsidėjusios visko daugiau negu reikia…

O paskui visų laukė delfinų pasirodymas Klaipėdos delfinariume. Kitą dieną visi vaikai nenutildami pasakojo apie tai, ką matė, kokie dideli ir gražūs buvo delfinai, kaip šokinėjo ir kai kuriuos net aptaškė… O šalia dar buvo mama arba tėtis ir juos irgi delfinai aptaškė… Žodžiu, įspūdžių tiek, kad po ekskursijos praėjus jau savaitei, viskas vaikų galvelėse dar labai gyva ir nepasimiršta…

Ačiū Jums už mūsų vaikų šypsenas, juoką ir laimę, kurią padovanojote ne tik mūsų vaikams, bet ir jų šeimoms. Nuotraukas pridedame. Dėkojame už Vilijos mums perduotas dovanas, kurios mums labai padės kasdieniniame darbe. O dabar labai rimtai ir atsakingai ruošiamės stovyklai „Sakale, lėk 5“. Tai bus galutinis mūsų mokslo metų baigimo akcentas ir mokiniai išeis atostogauti.

Pagarbiai,

Artūras Matukaitis

Gumuliausku Foster Home Bathroom Remodel

This spring, the Daughters of Lithuania LA took on a project to remodel the one bathroom that all the kids share, which was in desperate need of repair. We hired a contractor who gutted the space, replaced all the plumbing, electrical, heating, fixtures, tile, cabinets and even installed radiant floor heating! He also replaced a cabinet and countertop that was falling apart in their kitchen. Dalia and Vladas Gumuliauskai and all the kids are thrilled with the results and extremely grateful.

View the “thank you” letter

This Thanksgiving our thoughts turn gratefully to you…..

We sincerely appreciate your kindness, generosity and support this past year.
We are Thankful for YOU!

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Thank You for Caring and Thank You for Giving

On this Giving Tuesday, our thoughts turn gratefully to you…
We appreciate and celebrate your generosity this past year.
You have made a positive impact on the lives of those in need in Lithuania.

Thank you for caring and Thank you for giving!

The Daughters of Lithuania
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Algis with his new Tennis Shoes

Algis showing off the brand new tennis shoes he received in one of the many care packages lovingly packed and sent to Paparciai by Genovaite Zaliunas of the Daughters of Lithuania.

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SAVE THE DATE!

The Power of Music Benefit Concert with Rudolf Budginas.
June 1, 2014 at St. Casimir Parish in Los Angeles.

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Andrius playing with the Kids at Paparciu

Daughter of Lithuania member Andrius Mikuckis having a blast with the great kids of Paparciu Vaiku Globos Namai.

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Happy Birthday Erika

Erika,
The Daughters of Lithuanian are sending you best wishes for a Great 17th Birthday.

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Daughters of Lithuania “Kucios” December 15, 2013

The annual Daughters of Lithuania Christmas event was very successful.
The hall was packed with over 210 people.
Volunteers spent weeks organizing and decorating to make this a special event.
Under the direction of Viktoras Ralys, the choir sang traditional Christmas carols and Lithuanian standards.
This annual tradition holds a special place in the heart of the Los Angeles Lithuanian Community – as we can all come together and celebrate the joy of Christmas and another year of making a difference in the lives of many children and families in Lithuania.

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Happy Birthday Silvija

Sweet Sixteen!
Best wishes for a Very Happy Birthday from all of us here at the Los Angeles Daughters of Lithuania.

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Speedy Recovery, Daiva

All of the Daughters of Lithuania are sending Best Wishes for a Speedy Recovery to our social media wizard, Daiva Venckus.

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Happy Birthday, Deividas!

We are all sending you Best Wishes for a Great Birthday.

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Ausra opens her Birthday Presents

Ausra receives her birthday package from her Angelas Sargas in California.
Happy Birthday, Ausra from everyone here at Daughters of Lithuania!

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Happy Birthday, Ausra.
Wish we could all be there to celebrate with you.

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Please Join Us……

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Vaida, Vilija, Ruta, and Darija at Paparciai

Daughters of Lithuania members Vaida, Vilija and Darija, meeting this summer with the director of Paparaciu Vaiku Globos namai, the wonderful Ruta Kancleryte.

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Laurynas turns 8

Hope you had a Great 8 year birthday, Laurynas!

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Kendra and Lina deliver diapers to Antakalnio kudikiu namai

Daughters of Lithuania members Kendra Kirsonyte and Lina Polikaityte deliver diapers to the staff at Antakalnio kudikiu namai.

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Happy Birthday Laurynas

We wish you the Happiest of Birthdays and Ten Pounds of French Fries!

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On the Road in Lithuania

In August, Darija, Vilija and I set off on a road trip to visit the different orphanages, schools, families and groups that the Daughters of Lithuania support.
The first step was to rent a car that would hold all of the suitcases filled with school supplies, backpacks, winter parkas, vitamins, candies, etc that we brought to distribute. It wasn’t easy to stuff everything in, but we did it. We even managed to carve out a small spot for Vilija in the back seat.
That job took most of the morning and finally we set off on our road trip to Paparciai, Kaunas, Siauliai, Smalininkai, and finally Rumbonys.
That first day we got our first glimpse of the amazing cloud filled skies of Lithuania. Each day was more beautiful than the last, and of course I took hundreds of pictures of just clouds.
I will post a few of those photos later.

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Gintas is 10 Years Old!

Gintas receives he birthday card and box of birthday gifts from The Daughters of Lithuania.
We hope you had a Great Day turning 10 years old!

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Happy Birthday, Gintas

Best Wishes for a Great 10 Year Birthday!

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Birštonas

Last week a group from Paparciai went to Birstonas.
They walked through the woods and enjoyed the fall colors, then visited the “Kings Residence” where they learned to bake very special treats. At the end of the day they were even able to take a dip in the pool!
This very special outing was possible thanks to the generosity of the Daughters of Lithuania, Los Angeles.

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Šiandien buvome Birštone, pasivaikščiojome po rudenišką miestą, apsilankėme Karališkoje rezidencijoje, kur gaminome keksiuką dryžių ir gavome jaunesniojo karališkojo konditerio kvalifikaciją.O po sunkaus darbo mūsų laukė atokvėpis -vandens pramogos.Ačiū Lietuvos dukterims iš Los Angelo, kurių dėka mes galėjome taip papromogauti:)

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Daughters of Lithuania – Grand Marshal of 27th Lithuanian Days Fair

What an honor!
The Daughters of Lithuania were chosen to be Grand Marshal of this years’ 27th Annual Lithuanian Days Fair.

We are profoundly grateful to be recognized for the work the organization does and it was wildly fun to be celebrities for a day. We had 2 booths at the fair … the “Bake a Difference” booth where we sold homemade baked goods and also sold a wide variety of handmade Lithuanian crafts at a second booth. It was a very successful event and we raised lots money for those in need in Lithuania.

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Stasiukas

This is Stasiukas.
He is 3 and this was his first trip to a zoo.
Ever.
In fact the director said that most of these kids had never even set foot into a restaurant, so the outing to the zoo in Kaunas filled these kids with amazement. To us, this was a fun outing with the little ones, but to them, this day will be something they will probably remember the rest of their lives.
Actually, this trip to the zoo is something that I will remember the rest of my life.

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Kryziu Kalnas

One of the most incredible places on Earth!
I have wanted to visit Kryziu Kalnas for years. No matter how many photos I have seen, I was not prepared for what it is actually like to visit. I have never seen anything like this in my life. Amazing!
Some of the posted information said that there were over 100,000 crosses on the hill, but I’m sure that information was many years old. There had to be Millions of Crosses. MILLIONS!
My first visit was about 2 hours in the morning, but that was not enough time, so I returned in the late afternoon by myself. This time I spent almost 4 hours. As it got later, I was the only person out there which is something I will never forget.
I took almost 1,000 photos and could have kept going, but it got dark!
Here are just a few of them. I will post some more later on.

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Hill of Crosses at Sunset

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Happy Birthday, Kajus!

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Dramblys?????

No one seemed to know exactly what kind of animal this was.
To the kids, it was a Dramblys.
And that was all that mattered!
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Outing to the Kaunas Zoo with the Younger Paparciai Kids

Last month we took the 7 youngest kids to the zoo in Kaunas.
What a Day!
After taking 19 of the older kids for a day of bowling, games, and pizza the day before, we thought that 7 toddlers at the zoo was going to be easy.
We were wrong! As soon as we were in the gates, they were running everywhere. It was like herding cats, but so much fun.

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Daughters’ Fundraiser Highlighted in Recent Issue of Bridges Magazine

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The Power of Music: A Benefit Concert featuring Rudolf Budginas

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St. Joseph’s Home for Children celebrates Easter with donated Daughters’ goodies

St. Josephs Home for Children celebrates Easter with donated Daughters goodies

Rumbonys Orphanage thanks the Daughters for their support

Rumbonys Orphanage thanks the Daughters for their support

Look what came in the mail from St. Joseph’s

We received these beautiful handmade Christmas cards from St. Joseph’s Home for Children.

Look what came in the mail from St. Josephs

Daughters’ June 2011 visit published in local Lithuanian newspaper

Our visit to Raseiniai, Lithuania in June 2011 was featured in the local newspaper, “Alio Raseiniai“.

Daughters’ June 2011 visit published in local Lithuanian newspaper