Sidabrinė Linija / The Silver Line
We support a project, initiated and led by the family of our Brother
Marius Čiuželis and his Foundation M. Čiuželio labdaros ir paramos fondas (M. Ciuzelis Charity Foundation).
Full project details (primarily in Lithuanian) can be found at
"Žmogui reikia žmogaus"
“Within the nature of every person is
a desire to feel appreciated,
to feel needed, and to be loved.”
Ellen J. Barrier
The Silver Line brings friendship, information and advise.
Lithuania suffers epidemic suicide rates (32,5 per 100000 inhabitants) being #1 in EU (3 times higher than average) and #4 world-wide.
57% of suicides occur in the age group 50+.
The Silver Line offers free of charge befriending calls for elderly people, provides them with emotional and informational support, protects, supports and empowers those who are suffering abuse and neglect; clears the air for the good mood and a better health; empowers elderly people to overcome difficulties.
11 $ ~ 10 € = 30 minutes
of befriending conversations
Only US$ 11 can sustain a full month of regular weekly calls with a trained volunteer for a lonely elderly person. This includes telecommunication expenses and call center maintenance.
By now, 4,300+ elderly people engaged into 91,000+ befriending calls lasting 2,000,000+ minutes. That creates huge social impact diminishing loneliness and isolation of old age people.
The Silver Line has received numerous awards for its social impact and stands out by professional fund management, transparency, reporting and auditing.