Philanthropy in Far East Russia

January, 2013

Welcome to Dare To Care! News - a regular Helping Hands Vladivostok charity partnership news update!

Program: Meeting of the Family club «Harmony» • Excursion to "Sollers" auto-making plant. Program "Let's have fun!" • Program "Moral Values" • Program "English Club" • The program «Smile» • Program "Elder sister, elder brother" • Visit to "Treasure Island". Program «Let's have fun» • Program "Youth Center" • Charity help

Meeting of the Family club «Harmony»;

On January 12, 2013 the family club "Harmony" held a meeting in the rehabilitation center for children in difficult life situation. Volunteers from "Primorye Orthodox Youth" prepared a puppet show "A king and a prince" for the smallest kids in the center. The children enjoyed the show greatly. Volunteers gave presents to all kids and then played with them.

Excursion to "Sollers" auto-making plant. Program "Let's have fun!"

On January 18, 2013 teenagers from social rehabilitation center "Parus Nadezhdi" visited auto-making plant "Sollers". Such regular excursions to the plant help teenagers learn many new things about assembly lines and workshops of the plant and start thinking about future perspectives of working at one of the largest plants of Vladivostok.

Program "Moral Values"

On January 23, 2013 Francis Landivar held seminars in school №13. The main topic of December's seminar was "Life of A. Lincoln and his leadership style". The seminar in January was dedicated to the theme «Success and ways to achieve it. Moral values of people in relation to success". Children always actively participate in discussions and ask many questions. Seminars are held in English so the kids can also benefit from an additional language practice.

Program "English Club"

On January 25, 2013 our Partnership together with foreign language school "English Planet" had another regular session of "English club" in "Parus Nadezhdi ", a rehabilitation center for children in difficult life situation. English lesson was dedicated to "Food". Children learnt new words, played games and spoke English.

«Happy Birthday with love»

Our Program for disabled children is going well. In January we congratulated 9 invalid kids who received Birthday presents from our partner organization Sushi-bar "Tokyo". Children were happy to feel love and care of other people and the most valuable was the fact that this attention was given on their Birthdays! A surprise visit and a present always bring joy and pleasure!

The program «Smile»

In January we continued working with the program to support poor families of Vladivostok. We invited Plekhotin Yaroslav to receive free dental treatment. Our charity partner, a dental clinic "Kolot", helped with this project. His mother received a certificate for free dental treatment for her son and sweets for her younger kids. .

Program "Elder sister, elder brother"

On January 27, 2013 volunteers from a special organization "Istok" visited children in "Parus Nadezhdi". Volunteers organized master classes for children who were greatly interested in drawing, knitting and handicrafts activities. They also made a wall newspaper with photos of volunteers and children.

Visit to "Treasure Island". Program «Let's have fun»

On December 29, 2013 thirty children from orphanage №2 and rehabilitation center "Parus Nadezhdi" visited the children's entertainment center "Treasure Island". Kids had fun, played games with volunteers and had a great time!

Program "Youth Center"

In January 2013 we continued to work on our new project “Youth center”. Construction work and furnishing is almost finished. We keep on inviting and selecting children from poor families to give them a chance to attend free after-school classes of drawing, dancing, computer and English. Francis Landivar personally visit each school and meets with students who are chosen to participate in the program. As for now, most children have filled in the application forms and are waiting for invitation for testing in the Youth center.

We plan to launch the center on March 1, 2013.

But we still need your help to finish the center. You can donate or help buy the following things which are a priority at the moment:

  • A small built-in kitchen about 2 sq.m;
  • A small fridge;
  • A microwave oven;
  • A kettle;
  • Foldable chairs – 40 pieces;
  • wardrobe;
  • a telephone-fax;
  • a telephone;
  • a printer, photocopier;
  • wall pictures for children;
  • a music system for the dancing class;
  • microphones and stands for them – 2 pieces.

Charity help

In January 2013 our partnership gave skates, books, souvenirs, sweets, clothes and presents to children in the children's center "Tropinka" in the village of Romanovka. The center hosts children who are in dangerous life situation or vulnerable due to problems in their families.

The center provides a warm and safe place to stay. It was opened in November 2009 and currently it gives shelter to 30 children. Children receive food, clothes and footwear but the most important thing is that it is open to all children and gives them a chance to feel love, care and attention. In January Vladivostok GUM, a shop "Bubble Gum", individual businessmen and citizens of Vladivostok took part in this charity action. Presents, children clothes and books were also donated to kids in the rehabilitation center "Parus Nadezhdi" and remote orphanages in the Primorsky region.

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