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HSE Gifts of Kindness Days

In December, HSE is holding Gifts of Kindness Days in the lead up to the New Year’s holiday. It’s an opportunity for HSE colleagues and students and friends of the university to bring some New Year’s cheer to those in need of help and support. 

Necessities collection for grannies and grandads 

On 17th and 18th December the student charity ICEF Outreach will be holding a collection for residents of old people’s homes jointly with the charity Happy Old Age and the HSE Student Initiative Support Centre, with assistance from the Dostoevsky Library.

Here are several addresses to bring gifts for the elderly:

  • 6/4 Shabolovka ulitsa, ground floor; 
  • 11 Myasnitskaya ulitsa, hall on the ground floor; 
  • 4 Bolshoi Kharitonyevsky pereulok (HSE Lycee); 
  • 34 Tallinskaya ulitsa; 
  • 23/1 Chistoprudny boulevard, (Dostoevsky Library).

You can find advice on suitable gifts here.

Charity Bake Sale

On December 18, ICEF Outreach and the Economic Sciences Faculty Student Council are running a Bake Sale to raise money for charity. In exchange for a donation all are welcome to come along and enjoy the homemade cakes. The money collected will go to help children at the orphanages at Gavrilov Yam, Yelatomsk and Mstersk and towards the cost of treatment for a Moscow student Daria Prokina who was severely burnt in India. 

The Bake Sale will be at 26 Shabolovka on the 4th floor (that’s 3rd floor if you’re British) on the bridge between the 3rd and 4th buildings 

You can read more about the ICEF Outreach charity Bake Sales here.

Present collection for children

The student charity organisation, Otkroi Glaza (Open Your Eyes) is holding a charity fair and a gift collection for children at the Kolchuginsky and Mednovsky orphanages. Sweets and cuddly toys are welcome. You can also make a gift to a particular child. Soon we will publish the letters the children are writing to Ded Moroz - Grandfather Frost aka Santa.  

Time and place:

  • December 17, Charity Market with sweets and presents collection at 11 Myasnitskaya, in the hall on the ground floor
  • December 18, present collection at 26 Shabolovka; 34 Tallinskaya; and 33 Kirpichnaya

Find out more about events and suitable presents on the Otkroi Glaza group page in vkontakte.

Joint Present Collection for children with the Raznie Deti (Different Children) Fund  

HSE and the charity Raznie Deti will collect New Year’s presents for children in the fund’s care. The children have asked for mini science kits to do experiments, personal hygiene kits for girls and boys (toothbrushes, combs, etc) and sports equipment (balls, hand weights, skipping ropes, etc.)

TIme and place:

  • December 17: 11 Myasnitskaya (hall on the ground floor)
  • December 18: 26 Shabolovka; 34 Tallinskaya; and 33 Kirpichnaya

To find out more about necessary and suitable presents, please write to elenavelikaya@hse.ru

Please come along! Let’s give a happy holiday to those who can’t manage it themselves!

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