Philanthropy in Far East Russia

January, 2014
Welcome to the pages of the regular news issue of the Charity Partnership «Helping Hands» DARE TO CARE! News. In this issue we present for your kind attention the newsletter devoted to two children’s New Year parties that took place on January 4  2014 in Cuckoo club and on January 5, 2014 in Hyundai hotel, as well to other regular projects  held in December 2013.

New Year miracle for disabled kids – presents from loving hearts!!!

New Year party for 80 disabled kids in Cuckoo club

On January 4, 2014 charity partnership «Helping hands» organized a New Year party for 80 disabled kids in Cuckoo club. The charity action «New Year Miracle» was held together with Primorsky regional organization for the invalid people. The cards with the children’s wishes for New Year presents were put on a fir tree in the children shop “Bubble Gum”.

Vladivostok residents came there to buy presents for the disabled kids. At the New Year party the kids enjoyed the show prepared by our partner – art studio “8 day”. Santa Claus and his Maid and other fairytale heroes danced and played with the kids. All the children had much fun, spent a good time with their friends and parents; they really felt the spirit of the New Year and Christmas!

When the show was over, the kids received presents from Santa Claus. Partnership «Helping hands» presented each family with a calendar to inspire every day with witty thoughts and motivating ideas. We would like to thank all our partners, sponsors and volunteers who participated in this project of kindness. We express gratitude to the management of «Сuckoo» club and directors and managers of “Bubble Gum” shops for their active sincere participation in this charity action!

View gallery "New Year party for disabled kids in Cuckoo club" .

New Year party for 200 orphans from Primorsky orphanages

On January 5, 2014 partnership «Helping hands» held another New Year party for 200 orphans from Primorsky orphanages. Administration of Hyundai hotel, a constant partner of our organization, for many years helps carry out this significant project giving orphans a chance to attend the party. Children remember it as the funniest and brightest event which will give them inspiration for a year.

Entertainers from art studio “8 day” staged a funny show for the kids and tasty food, sweets and presents added to overall joy! We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the administration of «Royal market» shop and to an individual entrepreneur Rostislav Tkachenko who contributed food for the children’s party! Primorsky regional children’s fund prepared presents for each kid and all children felt dear guests at the party. Our partnership «Helping hands» also gave sweet presents to the children. Orphans played, danced, had much fun and enjoyed the party. We would like to thank the director of “Roskomplekt” company for providing a truck to deliver toys and food for the children’s parties!

View gallery "New Year party for orphans in Hyundai hotel" .

Christmas party in the children's center "Tropikanka"

On January 4 another party for kids was held in the village of Romanovka in the children’s center “Tropinka”. Our partnership gave 40 sweet presents, small souvenirs and presents for the kids in “Tropinka”.

We thank all our sponsors and partners who took part in New Year projects. Please stay with us throughout the year and continue do good things for children!

Program «Moral and Values»

On December 10 Francis Landivar held a seminar in school № 13 in the frames of the project to develop right moral values in teenagers. The topic of the meeting was “Positive thinking”. The teenagers discussed how healthy lifestyle helps develop positive personality and determines future success. The seminar was held in English and the discussion was both practical and useful. On December 11 Francis Landivar held another seminar for students of the Far Eastern National University (FENU). The topic of the lecture was «How to set goals and achieve them» and the students actively participated in the discussion. They asked many questions and talked about practical ways of setting life-important goals. Francis also stressed the importance of developing leadership skills in relationships and ability to establish contacts.

On December 15 Francis Landivar participated in the third regional seminar of WORLD GG Company. In the end of the seminar a charity action was organized and the participants donated 22 000 rubles on charity projects of “Helping hands”. We would like to thank the organizers and guests of this seminar for their willingness to support families and children in need!

Program “Family club “Harmony”

Family Club “Harmony” is a joint project of our partnership “Helping Hands” and “Parus Nadezhdi” which is focused on supporting families and children in difficult life situations. The project is successfully carried out. On December 14 children and their parents made New Year toys and later they decorated the New Year tree with them. It was fun for both kids and parents and the time spent together was more precious than any presents. On December 26 the parents were invited to attend the kids’ party «Silver lights on the fir tree». The children sang and danced for their parents, and later they all received presents. They enjoyed the show and were happy to be with their parents. All children in the rehabilitation center “Parus Nadezhdi” are in a difficult life situation and separated from their families due to different reasons.

Program «Let’s have fun!» Visit to «Treasure Island»

On December 17 in the frames of the project “Let’s have fun!” we organized a visit for kids to children’s entertainment center «Treasure Island». Children from two city orphanages and from the rehabilitation center “Parus Nadezhdi“ had much fun playing in the center. Kids love jumping and running and playing in this center. For them a visit to “Treasure Island” is like a visit to a fairytale where they get new impressions, have fun and enjoy life.

Program «Let’s have fun!» Excursion to Arseniev museum

On December 18 partnership «Helping hands» organized an excursion to Arseniev museum for kids from the rehabilitation center «Parus Nadezhdi». Children visited the exhibition halls and gazed at the exhibits with great interest; they listened to the guide’s lecture and asked questions about the history of the museum and the history of the Primorsky region.

Such excursions help kids better understand cultural and historical heritage of our city and region. Children spend time learning a lot of interesting and useful information.

Program «Elder sister, elder brother»

Partnership “Helping Hands” supports a program of a team of Vladivostok volunteers who visit kids in the city orphanages. Pedagogical team «ISTOK» in December visited kids in orphanage №2. On December 21 volunteers came to orphans with a special program.

They organized master classes on how to make decorations for the New Year. Kids were busy drawing and making paper snowflakes, later they decorated their rooms with them. In the end the boys made a beauty show for the girls and presented them with handmade paper hearts. Volunteers and kids took many photos to keep happy moments in memory. Volunteers give children more than their attention and love; they try to make children happier and friendlier to each other. They teach them friendship and respect.

It is evident that lack of good communication patterns often negatively influences the characters of teenage orphans. Our volunteers try to bring more positive emotions, good mood and happiness in the lives of orphans and cheer up these children who are in a difficult life situation.

On December 15 another group of volunteers went to visit kids in the orphanage in the village of Pokrovka. Eight children were so happy to see guests! They made New Year decorations together and decorated their room. A small tea party with sweets and cakes was organized later.

The children shared their impressions, talked about their successes in school. The most valuable things are communication and joint activities, kids are happy to feel atmosphere of love and attention. The visit was on the eve of the New Year holidays so the volunteers brought small presents for orphans. The kids’ eyes were bright and happy when they received dolls and toy cars. Our charity partnership “Helping Hands” sponsored the project and gave a sweet present for each kid.

Program «Happy Birthday!»

Our partnership and sushi-bar «Tokyo» continue a charity program for the disabled children. In December seven children received unexpected and pleasant presents for their birthdays. The visit of a Snow maid brought much joy and fun and the presents made the children happy!

We would like to express gratitude to sushi-bar «Tokyo», our partner in this program, for generous participation in this project.

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