A History of Charitable Giving

In recent years we supported:

Spring 2015: "Messa di Gloria by Giacomo Puccini"

Winter 2015: "J.S. Bach"

Spring 2013: "LizaAlert"

Christmas 2012: "Big Brother, Big Sister"

Spring 2012: "Kidsave"

Christmas 2011: "Big Change"

Spring 2011: "Happy World"

Christmas 2010: "Preodelenie"

Christmas 2009: "Friends of Sant'Egidio"

Christmas 2008: "St Andrew's Church Restoration fund"

Spring 2008: "Orphanage in the town of Spaask"

Christmas 2007: "Otknaziki"

Spring concerts, 2006 & 2007: "Kitezh Children's Community"

Kitezh Children’s Community network is an innovative alternative approach to the care and rehabilitation of abandoned or orphaned children in Russia. The charity provides children with permanent foster care in loving families in our purpose-built villages, and they educated at our award-winning government school. We aim to offer children brought to Kitezh from institutions a loving home life, an education appropriate to their abilities and talents, the therapy to heal childhood scars and the confidence to make it in independent life as an adult. The first Kitezh Children’s Community was built in 1992 in Kaluga Region  and the second Kitezh village, Orion, is currently under construction to offer more and more children such opportunities.

Winter, 2006: "Life Line"

The Life Line program was initiated by a group of Russian businessmen concerned by the current critical situation in Russian medical care. The key objective of the program managed by CAF Russia is to fight deadly diseases with the use of the most advanced medical technologies. This program is supported by private donors and employees of Russian companies.

Spring, 2003: Downside Up:

Downside Up's mission is to improve the quality of life for children with Down syndrome. We do this specifically within the Russian Federation in direct early intervention and education and social services to children and their families. Additionally we assist families from further a-field through electronic, written and verbal communication and support.

Spring 2002: "Martha and Mary Cloister"

This is the convent and order of Russian Orthodox nuns founded by the widowed Elizaveta Fyodorovna, sister-in-law of Czar Nicholas II.  Elizaveta was murdered by the Bolsheviks, but her order survived.  Sisters belonging to this religious order serve as trauma nurses and work in the burn unit of Shklifovovsky Hospital in Moscow, Russia.  The convent also provides a home to orphaned girls and runs neighborhood ministries for the poor, the homeless, and for the elderly.
The sisters are restoring a pre-revolutionary building, which is still used as a hospital and stands on the grounds at 34 Bolshaya Ordinka. Any donation of food, clothing, or item that can be recycled is welcome.  

Spring, 2000: "Uvarovski Home for Children with Multiple Handicaps"

Approximately 500 children with mental as well as physical disabilities live at the Uvarovski Home which is located in the Moscow Oblast about 130 km from the center of Moscow.

The kids, with ages ranging from 3 to 18, have varied degrees of abilities. Those that are able to move around have numerous educational and recreational activities, such as wood-working, knitting, or sewing, and they have chores which include tending the garden where potatoes and vegetables are grown. However, there are also about a hundred children who cannot walk and who, despite good care, are in great need of help. Current funding does not cover what is necessary to get them out of bed.

Winter, 2000: "Action for Russia's Children"

ARC is an all-volunteer, UK-registered charity designed to provide support to Russian organizations that, since 1989, have developed care in the community for orphans, homeless and disabled children. It focuses on social integration rather than institutionalization. ARC helps with donations, fundraising assistance and through the development of relationships with corporate sponsors.