What’s “New Thing”?

New Thing is a 501c3 non-profit organization established by Doug and Kristina Brendel in 2002 to help people in need in the Republic of Belarus, in the former USSR.

A small “Response of the Heart” team of Belarusian workers devote themselves to bringing about 200 tons of donated food and goods into Belarus each year, and distributing this aid to orphans, foster families, the homeless, hospital patients, people with disabilities, and the list goes on. This work is officially recognized by the government of Belarus and operates in compliance with the laws of that country.

New Thing is all-volunteer in the U.S., so every penny donated goes into Belarus. We have the privilege of providing virtually 100% of the funding needed for “Response of the Heart” to do its work all over Belarus.

Any contribution you make to New Thing is eligible for income-tax deduction to the full extent of the law.

To receive photo reports and updates on the work in Belarus, simply provide your address here. We’ll be happy to hear from you! (Sorry, but clicking the WordPress “Follow” button in the lower right corner of your screen won’t get you all the photo reports. Some are sent exclusively via email for security purposes.) Thank you!

If you’d like to donate, you can visit our donation page here. We’ll be happy to have your support. Thanks again!