Children's Friends

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Children's Friends

Omsk, Russia
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Established
Budget: 
$50,000 - $100,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

The project "Children's Friends" is aimed at the children because they are preferential in need of support from the side of adults. Especially when some of them is in the hospital for a long time due to some disease. For many of them it is hard to experience the time spent in the walls of a hospital so we’ll try to do everything we can for young patients to make them feel much more better in the conditions of the hospital setting. So, first of all, the project "Children's Friends" dedicated to children from hospitals.

We're also planning to support the practice of 'corporate volunteering' with the help of different companies of our region.

The idea of the “corporate volunteering” in today's economy isn’t new, but not all the companies are willing to engage in such activity. As a rule, "corporate volunteering" is very well developed in international and large companies as they often are trying to learn from the Western experience but Russian companies sometimes can’t understand the reason why they need it.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Telling about corporate volunteering it's important to note that it unites the team very well. While some organizations spend big sums on special trainings and seminars to raise martial spirit of employees and their consolidation, corporate volunteering can replace such a waste of funds by offering its program to achieve similar goals. For example, in the frames of the project "Children's Friends" the staff of Omsk companies by making visits to the pediatric departments of hospitals in Omsk understand the social usefulness of the project, communicate with children, show their creativity and communication skills, and, in special cases, begin to see the world from different point of view. Anyway it’s always much more interesting to do good things with your own hands, rather than sit on boring trainings doing nothing. Thus, corporate volunteering is beneficial to all parties: to the company, employees, and society.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Our project is going, first of all, to create a volunteering group which is going to visit hospitals and entertain children with some activities. Also we plan to create life-sized puppet because children love big dolls.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The project "Children's Friends" is aimed at the children because they are preferential in need of support from the side of adults. Especially when some of them is in the hospital for a long time due to some disease. For many of them it is hard to experience the time spent in the walls of a hospital so we’ll try to do everything we can for young patients to make them feel much more better in the conditions of the hospital setting. So, first of all, the project "Children's Friends" dedicated to children from hospitals.
Sustainability

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

It's not a deal of business for us, it's a deal of creating a good project to invite to participation other interested sides.
About You
Organization:
Charitable Center of Helping Children "Raduga"
About You
First Name

Tamara

Last Name

Panina

About Your Organization
Organization Name

Charitable Center of Helping Children "Raduga"

Country where this project is creating social impact

, OMS, Omsk

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