Wings of kindness for the Presidency

As time passes uncontrollably, the most meaningful holidays of the year are approaching. On this occasion, the Lithuanian Samaritan community received an invitation to join the warm Christmas community tradition organized by the first lady, Diana Nausėdienė. For the third year now, institutions and non-governmental organizations are invited to actively contribute to the creation of Christmas symbols and to join the “Angel Wings” campaign. With this initiative, the community of Lithuanian Samaritans focused on community, meaningful and fun creative activity, while dreaming of freedom and peace, security and the opportunity to fly towards the dream.

We sincerely thank Silvija Dranžilauskaita, the chairwoman of the Samaritans branch of our community, Marijampolė region, who initiated this great campaign in our community.

Christmas tree decorations – symbolic angel wings were made by Marijampolė, Kelmė and Klaipėda branches of the Lithuanian Samaritan community.

Let these white wings symbolize the power of our creativity, the invincible power of Love, the pursuit of freedom and peace, optimism and the determination and ability of our people to overcome great challenges as we fly towards our Dreams.


The first lady’s meeting in Kelmė with the members of the Kelmė branch of the Lithuanian Samaritan community

In the middle of October, the first lady Diana Nausėdienė visited the Kelmė Samaritan community with the team of the Presidency. In an hour-long warm conversation, the first lady was interested in the interests and achievements of the visitors of the Samaritan children’s day center “Draugystė”, awarded the children with sweet gifts, played a game of table tennis with some of them, and took pictures together. Later, over a cup of tea, there was a sincere conversation with the active Samaritans from Kelm. The history of the founding of the Samaritan community was told, the most important persons involved in LSB activities from the beginning were remembered, the activities and services provided to residents of Kelmė district were presented. The first lady was greatly impressed by the good works done by the Samaritans, and the main wish was not to stop and continue to Hurry to do good!

Photos of the Office of the President of the Republic of Lithuania/ Eitvydas Kinaitis


German partners have been providing assistance abroad for 40 years

The German partners of Kelme Samaritans celebrated the 40th anniversary of foreign aid.

On that occasion, a Samaritan delegation from Kelme visited the ASB RV Stormarn-Segeberg organization in Bad Oldesloe.

During the celebration, the good deeds done were remembered, and the deserving volunteer Samaritans were awarded. For the guests from Lithuania, our colleagues organized excellent trips to the Kalkberg Caves in Bad Segeberg, Hamburg’s pride – “Miniature Wonderland”, we visited the city of Bad Oldesloe, and of course we were interested in the work of the Samaritans.

How much has been done together! We are proud to have such partners!


LSB Kelmė branch joined the project “Complex services (KOPA)”

The Kelmė branch of the Lithuanian Samaritan community joined the project “Complex services (KOPA)” no. 07-007-P-0001 and together with the project manager – the European Social Fund Agency – and other social service institutions in Lithuania will provide complex services to the family.

Complex services for the family include:

  • individual and/or group counseling for persons experiencing difficulties in their personal life and/or family;
  • organizing and conducting mutual support groups for persons who have experienced difficulties in their personal life and/or family;
  • organizing and conducting social skills groups for children and teenagers;
  • parenting training;
  • family mediation;
  • family counseling at a person’s (family’s) home – counseling at a person’s (family’s) home after the birth of a baby, when a disability and/or special needs have been identified for a person;
  • shuttle services for individuals (families) receiving complex services;
  • childcare services, when other complex services are provided to parents.

These services are intended to help individuals, families and communities avoid possible social problems and social risks, by developing and strengthening the abilities of individuals to independently solve social problems and maintain social relations with society. The project is implemented with 67 project partners (social institutions), which provide comprehensive services in 60 municipalities.

It is planned that complex services will be provided to 80,126 persons by 2029. Out of them, 800 unique persons are planned to receive services in the municipality of Kelmė district.

In Kelmė district municipality, services will be provided in Community Family Houses of Kelmė district.

 📆 Project duration: 2023 June – 2029 July

💎 Project financing amount: EUR 60,018,043.84. Up to EUR 586,129.80 has been allocated from the project to the Kelmė branch of the Lithuanian Samaritan Community .

The project is financed in 2021-2027. European Union structural support “European Social Fund +” and 2021-2027 European Union structural support with co-financing funds.

More information about the project:…/kompleksines-paslaugos/1139


Complex services for the family in the Kelme district


in 2023 March 31 the project “Complex services for the family” has ended

In March 2017, the project “Complex services for the family” was launched at the initiative of the Kelmė district municipality. The Kelmė branch of the Lithuanian Samaritan community became a project partner. Individual and group psychologist consultations, family skills development and socio-cultural services, positive parenting training, child care, transport to activities, personal assistant help were provided.
in 2023 March 31 this project is over. We can be happy with the results – during the entire project period, 1342 residents of the municipality used various complex family services.

With St. Easter!

Spring light, joy of sharing, abundance of colors, strength of health and LOVE in everyone’s heart. Such St. We wish everyone a personal Easter. Nature has awakened, let our souls also awaken: to life and joy.


Our day

The calendar page today (January 25) reminds everyone about the Lithuanian Samaritan community. This day is not for talking about our work. This day is to remind people again and again that there is an organization whose volunteers, employees of departments (we have 18 of them in Lithuania), and managers are always ready to extend a hand to the elderly, disabled, and people who have not passed the tests of fate.

We are in a hurry! We are in a hurry to help the lonely. We hurry to feed the hungry. We are in a hurry to bring joy to children in Children’s Day Centers. We rush to the aid of persons who fled the horrors of war and provide assistance to those who remain in Ukraine. We are in a hurry to do good!

The calendar reminds you that almost one and a half thousand volunteers are ready to rebuild their shoulder so that you have something to lean on.

With the Day of Kindness, we congratulate everyone: the Samaritans themselves and those people for whom the Samaritans are already a support in their lives and those who have not yet dared to ask for help. We need each other very much.

President of the Lithuanian Samaritan Society Sonata


Happy New Year !!!

Before the New Year, we often wish to leave the troubles and troubles of the past year, and the successes and joys for the new year.

But it doesn’t happen like that.

Everything will happen next year. Only we ourselves will be one year smarter. We will learn to look at adversity with greater wisdom, we will pay more attention to those around us, and we will value fellowship as the most direct way to solving all problems.

We will be one year bigger and more generous.
Happy New Year, my dears!

LSB president Sonata Patkauskaitė


Jurbarka’s support for Ukraine

On the evening of December 8, the community of Samaritans of the Jurbarka region sent the second minibus with a support package to Vinnytsia region in Ukraine. Warm clothes, food, medical supplies will go directly to the front, some of the items will be distributed to civilians. The snow that mixed the sky with the ground last Thursday only strengthened the feeling of how necessary and important the joint work of the Samaritans and the international support fund “Glory to Heroes” is. According to Kristina Vančienė, chairwoman of the Jurbarkas Samaritan community, the support fund discovered Jurbarkas through the Lithuanian Samaritans organization. Eugenijus Bulgakovas, the representative of this foundation who came to Jurbarkas, is a Ukrainian living in Lithuania. Vinica was not chosen by chance, because Eugenij comes from this region, Žmerynka, which is primarily reached by the transport support, because it is not always possible to get directly to Vinica due to active hostilities. Ukrainians gathered in this support fund are constantly transporting the collected support to the Vinnytsia region.

Kartu su Eugenijumi į Jurbarką atvykęs fondui talkinantis kėdainiškis Nerijus Sabulis sako, kad ši veikla įsibėgėjo nuo pat karo pradžios. Rinkti paramą jiems padeda Caritas, bažnyčios, samariečiai, aukoja kiti žmonės. Mikroautobusas prie samariečių būstinės Kauno gatvėje, kaip ir lapkričio 18-ąją, sparčiai pilnėjo dėžėmis su slaugai skirtomis priemonėmis.

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