Charitable action «Rinat Akhmetov, Igor Krutoy to Children»
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Charitable campaign "Rinat Akhmetov, Igor Krutoy to Children" was founded on November 16, 2001 and from that moment it is an annual event. As an initiative Rinat Akhmetov and Igor Krutoy traditionally visit orphanages and boarding schools, as well as family type homes, foster families, in order to assist organizations and the individuals, as well as to draw attention to the issues of orphans in the country.
Over 10 years the campaign was held only in the Donetsk region. But the expansion of the geography of the "No to Orphancy" allowed bringing this action at National level.
So, how the action "Rinat Akhmetov, Igor Krutoy to Children" was developing. :
Project Development History
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2001 - philanthropists visited three Donetsk schools. 150 000 UAH were received as a gift by boarding school № 5 for children with diseases of the musculoskeletal system, a boarding school № 8 for children with diabetes and secondary school number 63, where Rinat Akhmetov studied. In addition, students and teachers of educational institutions were invited to the recital of Igor Krutoy, with the participation of Russian pop stars.
2002 – the President of FC "Shakhtar" and the Russian composer met with children of six children institutions of the city: Donetsk regional specialized children's home № 1 "Baby", Donetsk regional children's home № 2 "Our children", regional secondary boarding school I-III levels for deaf children № 9, regional secondary boarding school I-III levels for hearing impaired children № 4 in Donetsk, regional secondary boarding school I-III levels for orphans and children left without parental care № 1 in Donetsk and the department of Pathology of the Regional Children's Hospital. The total amount of assistance provided was 300 000 UAH..
2003 – 2004 year
2003 - assistance was provided to 11 institutions, and a year later, in 2004 – to 72 specialized institutions of Donetsk region. In 2004, Rinat Akhmetov and Igor Krutoy visited four of them: children's hospital № 3 (Makeevka), Makeevka boarding school for orphans, Makeevka city pediatric territorial association and Donetsk boarding school № 4 for children with impaired hearing. It is worth noting that in 2004, 3.6 million UAH were allocated to provide assistance to children institutions.
Children's homes, boarding schools, children's hospitals and health centers received as a gift the most necessary things: medical equipment, transport, children's furniture, computers, appliances. Sweet gifts "From" Shakhtar " with love!" became a mandatory attribute of the annual campaign.
The year 2005 expanded the geography of the New Year's Eve aid: substantial financial support was received by 90 specialized medical institutions for children with various disorders of body functions. Five of them were visited by Rinat Akhmetov and Igor Krutoy. The campaign began with Donetsk kindergarten "Yagodka", where children with disorders of the musculoskeletal system are brought up, further - Donetsk children rheumatic cardiological sanatorium "Horizon", boarding school for children with scoliosis in Yasinovataya, sanatorium for children with heart disease (Gorlivka) and Gorlivka school for children with speech disorders.
In 2006, a charitable initiative of Rinat Akhmetov and Igor Krutoy covered 83 educational institutions, among which there were 47 boarding schools, 4 orphanages, 16 children's hospitals, 11 health centers and five children's homes. They received 50 thousand UAH from FC "Shakhtar". The total amount of assistance was about $ 1 million.
On December 19, 2006 the President of FC "Shakhtar" Rinat Akhmetov and the Russian composer, author of the anthem of FC "Shakhtar" Igor Krutoy visited 5 children institutions: Maryinskaya boarding school, Donetsk boarding school for children with speech disorders № 3, Donetsk boarding school № 1 for orphans deprived of parental care, the City Orphanage and Donetsk Regional Children's Hospital.
In 2007 New Year's campaign "Shakhtar" to children" was first held together with Charitable Foundation "Development of Ukraine". In the result of cooperation between the Club and the Foundation family type homes have also received assistance. In total 103 institutions (boarding schools, children's hospitals, health centers), and that is 12,605 children have felt the support of the President of FC "Shakhtar" and his friend. Following the tradition, on December 19 Rinat Akhmetov and Igor Krutoy visited three of the 103 institutions: Children's home "Ptashenya" in Makeyevka, family-type orphanage and Donetsk boarding school for children with mental and physical disabilities. The total budget of the action in 2007 traditionally constituted one million dollars.
In 2008, partnership of personal Rinat Akhmetov's Foundation "Development of Ukraine" and FC "Shakhtar" in the charity event successfully continued. In addition to providing good environment for children in residential institutions, the main objective was to provide the most effective assistance to orphans in search of parents and acquiring families.
During the action the financial and personal gifts for 17,000 children were received by 142 specialized institutions of Donetsk and Donetsk region. The budget was about 5 million UAH.
December 19, 2008, Rinat Akhmetov and Igor Krutoy, as always, spent in Donetsk communicating with children deprived of parental attention and warmth. A wonderful lesson about happiness was a great gift to the guests of secondary school number 63, of which the current president of FC "Shakhtar" was a student.
A visit to a children's home № 1 enabled Rinat Akhmetov and Igor Krutoy to see and feel the changes in the institution since 2003. Along with excellent living conditions, the guests were most pleased with the statistics: in five years, there were fewer children in this institution: a third of kids have found their families.
St. Nicholas Day 2008 ended at a boarding school № 3 with a meeting with the fan section of FC "Shakhtar" and a concert with the performance of the new songs of Igor Krutoy to the accompaniment of the composer.
In 2009, a new partner - one of the best stadiums in the world "Donbass Arena" – joined the Charitable Foundation "Development of Ukraine" and FC "Shakhtar". Overall the campaign encompassed 18,000 children. Children, deprived of parental warmth, the orphans and the sick kids once again had a chance to feel this necessary care, assistance, and, of course, received gifts to their favorite holiday.
Total budget constituted 5 million UAH. 1 million was used for buying presents. The youngest got fruit and juice sets, children older than three years received some sweets and teenagers - hygiene kits. 4 million UAH were spent to provide assistance to 141 children's and health-care institutions, including 18 children's hospitals, 10 sanitariums, 5 children’s homes, 62 boarding schools, 10 orphanages, 18 children's homes of family type, 1 child correctional facility, three children's homes for disabled, 12 shelters. Assistance was also received by the Children's Fund and the Wellness Center "Emerald City."
This money was used to buy the following things for the children: furniture sets for classrooms and children's bedrooms, furniture for game rooms, TV, workshop equipment, sewing machines, water heaters, washing (industrial) machines, fitness equipment for sports classes, medical equipment, equipment for dentist’s rooms, germicidal lamps, quartz lamps, equipment for sport grounds, refrigerators, soft inventory, bedside tables, ultrasonic inhaler "Volcano-1" nebulizers, UHF-66 unit, computer with protocol decoding childhood diseases, ultrasound machines (US), electrocardiology , microscopes. Orphans, studying at the university in Donetsk region, were bought winter shoes.
In 2010, the tenth, anniversary event "Rinat Akhmetov, Igor Krutoy to Children" was held. It encompassed 16,000 children in 158 child care institutions (orphanages and children's homes, boarding schools, children's hospitals and health centers in Donetsk and Donetsk region). Total budget constituted 5 million UAH.
Igor Krutoy and Rinat Akhmetov visited the children's family-type home of Khominets family in Dokuchaevsk, Makeyevka orphanage of mixed type "Prolіski" and visited a great party for 300 children at the stadium "Donbass Arena".
2011 – 2012 year
In 2011, the event was held for the first time outside of the Donetsk region - in Dnepropetrovsk, where the Foundation "Development of Ukraine" with the State Administration implements the project "Family for the child". Donetsk region did not remain unnoticed - all boarding institutions received gifts and a "correct" support for purchasing sports equipment, hospitals could purchase medical and diagnostic medical equipment. Together with a partner, that joined the campaign in 2010 - the stadium "Donbass Arena" - a celebration for 200 children from Donetsk specialized boarding school № 3, Donetsk boarding school number 8 and number 10, and the children's home of mixed type "Prolisky" was organised.
In Dnepropetrovsk the action began with a visit to the children's home № 1 for orphans and children deprived of parental care. This orphanage was the first in the area to begin a process of transformation. Day care center or Mother and Child centre will soon be created at its base.
The following address was the family-type orphanage of the Pinchuks. The father, Andriy Pinchuk, and his wife Olga bring up ten children – three of them are their own and seven of them are foster children – and still find time to talk to other parents and carers to share experiences. Together they search for solutions to the problems of adaptation of children who came to the new families from the residential institutions.
Over the past year as a result of a joint project Dnepropetrovsk region became the leader in placing children in foster homes and children's homes of family type. Groups for foster parents were created in the region. A memorandum of cooperation in the field of deinstitutionalization and transformation of services for children in the region was signed with the fund Lumos (UK, founder - author JK Rowling). 2 orphanages were closed (in Nikopol and Vasilkivka) and kindergartens were opened in their premises.
Las t year charitable assistance to the Day of St. Nicholas was also received by all 143 children's institutions of Donetsk region (orphanages and children's homes, boarding schools, family-type orphanages, children's hospitals and health centers). Assistance was intended for the purchase of sports equipment and sports facilities and equipment of rooms, purchase of medical equipment for the treatment and diagnosis. 20 600 children of all these institutions traditionally received gifts to the Day of St. Nicholas.
The total budget of the action in 2011 constituted 5 million UAH.
2012 - the action takes place in Kirovograd, the home of the composer Igor Krutoy. It was organized for 20 309 children from Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk and Kirovohrad regions. Charitable aid for the improvement of living conditions, education, leisure activities (baby beds, soft equipment, sports equipment, etc.) was received by 104 institutions of Donetsk region, including 29 hospitals, for which medical and diagnostic equipment was purchased. The total budget of the action this year was 8 million UAH.
In 2015 gift sets from the Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center were received by 10,000 orphans, who were staying in orphanages and boarding schools on both sides of the contact line in Donetsk region. The initiative was joined by SCM Group enterprises, who congratulated not only children of employees, but also the sponsored institutions. Altogether 210,000 children received presents as part of "Rinat Akhmetov for Children!" initiative in 2015.
In 2016 New Year gifts from Rinat Akhmetov were received by 5,746 orphaned children from boarding schools and children's homes of Donetsk region. Holiday packages for 134,254 more children, given out on behalf of the Humanitarian Center's founder, were provided by SCM Group enterprises. Altogether the gifts were issued to 140,000 young recipients.
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