HOPE worldwide-Russia (Nadezhda po vsemu miru) Benevolent Fund has become the 5-time Winner of Moscow’s Annual Social Projects Competition!

On December 16-th, 2007 a congratulatory meeting with the Heads of Moscow’s Public Relations Committee and the nominees from various charities and social programs, and the competition winners, was held in the Theatrical Centre of the Union of Theatrical Workers.

Not long ago benevolent and social programs were virtually all funded by private donors and volunteers, but recently benevolent work in Russia has come to the attention of many powerful individuals, corporations, and society as a whole

An awards ceremony was held for the nominees, which included a total of 195 people (149 participants in the social programs competition, and 46 members of various charities). Programs and competition projects were divided into categories which included following:

«Family and Children»
«Heroic/Patriotic and Cultural/Moral Education»
«Socialization of Teenagers»
«Assistance to Maintenance of Public Safety»
«Rehabilitation of Disabled Children»
«Rehabilitation and Employment of the Disabled»
«Social Adaptation of Vulnerable Groups»
«Preservation of the Environment and Ecological Education»
«Healthy Living»
«Perfection of Legal Literacy “NКО” and the Population»
«My Community and My Neighbors»
«Creation of Institutes of a Civil Society»
«Reform of Housing and Communal Services and Self Governing»
«Female Initiatives in the Development of a Civil Society»

«Mass-Media, Information Technologies and the Third Sector»
«Children’s Movement Support »

HOPE worldwide-Russia (Nadezhda po vsemu miru) won the competition with the HOPE Family-Consultation Centre. The centre carries out preventive work with families, children and retirees, with the goal of improving family relations, strengthening the prestige and the role of family in society, by rendering assistance to high risk families and children. A program for the prevention of orphanhood, child negligence, and alcoholism and narcotics use among children and teenagers is also in development. HOPE also provides assistance to retirees and WWII Veterans.

The Award was presented to Sergey Korobenko, General Director of HOPE worldwide-Russia (Nadezhda po vsemu miru), by Alexey Popov, Vice-president of the Moscow Public Relations Committee.

Words of gratitude for the charitable work that HOPE has carried out in the capital were personally expressed to all the participants that evening by Tatyana Portnov, Deputy of the Moscow Municipal Duma.

On behalf of HOPE worldwide-Russia (Nadezhda po vsemu miru) we would like to express our deepest gratitude to the following organizations: the Moscow Public Relations Committee, the House of Public Organizations, the Justice «Marfino» and the Marfino Municipality for their support of our charitable programs for the past several years.

Also congratulated were all our volunteers who work hard every year in our Family Centre enabling us to render the necessary help to the families and individuals who visit each week

The City’s “Night of winners” for the Social and Charitable Programs Competition was organized and hosted by the Moscow Public Relations Committee with support from the Government of Moscow and the Moscow Charitable Council.