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VT Albania Walk/Run/Roll Virtual 5k

Join us on Black Friday, November 27th, for a Virtual 5k in support of VT Albania! Whether you walk, run, or roll, this will be a great event to support our friends with disabilities in Albania through the ministry of VT Albania.

 

A minimum Donation/Registration fee is $15 per person to participate. All registration fees and additional donations will go directly to VT Albania. Our goal is to reach $3,000. We would love if you shared this opportunity with your friends and family to invest in the futures of our students with disabilities.

 

Not able to participate by walking, running, or rolling? Consider sponsoring someone to walk, run, or roll in your place! There are so many ways you can still be involved in bringing hope to our students through this event!

 

 

There is no set time for this event, but whenever you are able to complete your 5k on November 27th, send us a photo of you, your family, and friends in action. We will post photos throughout the day of our community of support running in solidarity for this great cause! 

 

Additionally, if you Like the VT Albania Facebook Page, Like the Virtual 5k post, Share it, and Tag three friends to join you will be entered into a drawing for a gift basket. The winner's name will be drawn on Black Friday and announced through the VT Albania Facebook Page.

The Valdete Trust (VT) is a Christian aid organization that began in the United Kingdom to help one young disabled Albanian woman, Valdete, with medical needs but has now expanded to help nearly a dozen others through the provision of a daycare center between the two largest cities in Albania (Tirana and Durres) for those suffering from muscular dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, and other similar conditions that make mobility a challenge.

WHY VT is Necessary
Albania is one of the poorest countries in Europe, still struggling to overcome the legacy of fifty years of Communist oppression and isolation from the rest of the world.  Part of this legacy is inadequate resources available for the treatment and care of those with any kind of disability—physical or mental—and the social stigma attached to those who are disabled.  Such people are often hidden away at home without opportunities for treatment, education, or social development. Even when taken out, they find that disabled access to buildings and suitable toilets are the exception rather than the rule. 

WHAT is the VT?

VT Albania seeks to serve the disabled by opening new doors of opportunity and choice, connecting students with others in meaningful relationships, and cultivating the potential of each individual.

  • VT provides a day center and sponsors special outings and activities for its students to socialize outside of their homes, with individuals other than their immediate family members.
  • VT offers transportation to the center for its students with a handicap-accessible school bus. 
  • VT employs teachers and a physio therapist at its center as well as utilizes a network of volunteers to invest in the lives of these students from their academic education to their personal development for a wholistic approach.


VT & WGM
WGM global worker Nathan Waggoner joined the board of Valdete Trust Albania in 2017.  In 2019, WGM global worker Tiffany Janofski began volunteering for VT in the areas of PR and teaching English. In 2020, the VT-UK board of directors entered into a partnership with WGM-Albania, appointing Tiffany Janofski the new manager of VT Albania beginning in the fall of 2020.

VT Albania’s Long-Term Objective

VT’s longer-term objective is to promote a greater awareness among the people of Albania of the needs and human rights of the disabled. We believe ALL people are created in God’s image, out of an overflow of His great love. Individuals with disabilities are created and loved by God, and He desires a dignified life for them. Our objective is to uphold their value and demonstrate God’s love for them. 

Recent Contributors

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Name Amount Date Comment
Tiffany Janofski $30.00 Nov 07th, 2020
Hannah Booker $20.00 Nov 11th, 2020
Paul & Lisa Garverick $30.00 Nov 15th, 2020
Nathan Waggoner $60.00 Nov 17th, 2020 Nathan, Cydil, Ellie, and Reni will be participating!
Pamela Arney $15.00 Nov 18th, 2020
Alicia Burns $75.00 Nov 20th, 2020 Our family will participate in the 5K
Ruby Wertz $20.00 Nov 20th, 2020 Not running, just a gift.
Jared Gleason $30.00 Nov 20th, 2020 Kristina and I are excited to be a part of this!
Jamie Hilty $75.00 Nov 23rd, 2020 Josh, Jamie, Isabelle, Brennan & Maryn ;)
Melinda McCorkle $50.00 Nov 23rd, 2020
Laura Lea Sims $30.00 Nov 23rd, 2020
William Toll $30.00 Nov 23rd, 2020
Karen Berg $30.00 Nov 23rd, 2020 We're not running but want to support Leonie in her run.
Jason Suter $30.00 Nov 23rd, 2020
Suzi Wiersma $30.00 Nov 25th, 2020
Janet Janofski $30.00 Nov 25th, 2020 Gale and Janet's registration.
Ledian Selimaj $15.00 Nov 25th, 2020
Juliana Barker $15.00 Nov 25th, 2020 In support of Justine Barker's run.
Arlind Selimaj $30.00 Nov 25th, 2020
Tiffany Janofski $70.00 Nov 25th, 2020 gifts from Leonie and Katie :)
Karen Savage $25.00 Nov 25th, 2020
Melinda Tippey $30.00 Nov 26th, 2020 We are proud of Tiffany and the work she does in Albania.
LeRoy Anderson $60.00 Nov 26th, 2020
Jay Hochstetler $100.00 Nov 26th, 2020 Love you, Tiffany, and are so proud of all you are doing. And your wonderful spirit.
Sue Wampner $40.00 Nov 26th, 2020 Supporting, but not running. :-)
Alyssa Endres $25.00 Nov 26th, 2020
Katherine Hutchinson $50.00 Nov 27th, 2020 Walking in NJ with Joy & Linda Phillips
Rebecca Waggoner $25.00 Nov 27th, 2020 Joining in with a 5k today from Central IL!
Go Beyond, Inc. $25.00 Nov 27th, 2020 Proudly support you!
Jeff Barrett $150.00 Nov 27th, 2020
James Wise $15.00 Nov 27th, 2020 Sponsoring Justine Barker.
Elizabeth GREZDA $30.00 Nov 27th, 2020
Maria Handwork $25.00 Nov 27th, 2020 In honor of Seanan!
Jason Ivory $15.00 Nov 27th, 2020
Private $50.00 Nov 27th, 2020
Deborah Bailey Keller $31.00 Nov 27th, 2020 What a wonderful organization!!
Justine Barker $15.00 Nov 27th, 2020
Private $30.00 Nov 27th, 2020
Scott Stroud $30.00 Nov 27th, 2020
Norm Barker $100.00 Nov 27th, 2020
Ledian Selimaj $15.00 Nov 28th, 2020 Denisa Rreli from Elite Sporting Club
Paul Burns $200.00 Nov 28th, 2020
Darlene Jacobs $25.00 Nov 29th, 2020
Rosalyn Turcott $50.00 Dec 01st, 2020 So LOVE reading how the Gospel of Christ is being lived out and shared w/the precious people of Albania!!
Jessica Handwork $100.00 Dec 01st, 2020
Private $24.00 Dec 02nd, 2020
James Miller $200.00 Dec 11th, 2020