• Country: Russia

  • Club: Rotaract Club St-Petersburg

  • District: 2220

  • Number of people involved: 15

  • Total hours volunteered: 20

  • Number of €€€ involved: 1500

  • Quantifiable Results:

    200 children got New Year spirit and presents

Pre-New Year period is one of Rotaract Club’s Saint-Petersburg favorite times of the year to share the joy of celebration with so many nice people!

For the 7th time in a row the club staged a New Year performance at the Children Clinical Hospital for kids who had to spend all the holidays there.

The club also managed to raise money to buy gifts for the kids by organizing their own charity Christmas market. The event was a huge success with the festive food and hot drinks made and served by the club members themselves and a wide variety of the New Year decorations, presents, winter accessorizes and clothes offered for sale. A big part of the merchandise was provided by many needlewomen and bakers from Saint-Petersburg just for free and we kindly thank all of them and appreciate their participation in such a benignant project. As a result, we have managed to raise a sum of money three times bigger than we expected! With the funds raised, we bought over 200 presents for the little patients. After the performance, all the kids received their presents and took pictures with Rotaract actors including Santa and his Snow Maiden.

This is how our Club finished 2017 and we strongly believe that in 2018 there will be even more exciting projects for us to take on and we will keep doing our best to make the world a better place!