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26,350

roubles were raised by the HSE Outreach student association at a charity bake sale that took place on December 6.

Part of this money will be spent on gifts and necessities for children at the Elatma Orphanage in the Ryazan Oblast, which will be delivered by the students on December 10.

The rest of the money will be spent on visits to orphanages in January and February, as well as to organize a two-day visit to Moscow for the children.

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New Year’s presents collected by HSE students and staff as part of the Open Your Eyes project have been delivered to special needs children at orphanages in the Tver and Vladimir regions.

How to Do Charity Work by Selling Drinking Water

A project by ICEF student Evgeny Pasnyuk started out as a fairly unsuccessful attempt to collect money for charity, but now his water branded ‘Simple Good’ is available in shops, cafes, and food courts across Moscow. Evgeny is confident that social entrepreneurship in Russia is only starting to develop, and that it will get easier in time.

Altruism Is Changing Western Society

Altruism based on individual values is changing Western society. People in Western countries have seen a rise in individualism for quite some time, and this in turn helps to create generations of people with altruistic mindsets. Christian Welzel, Chief Research Fellow in the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (HSE and Leuphana University of Lüneburg), teamed up with researchers from the University of Lausanne to conduct a study showing the connection between emancipative values and prosocial behaviour. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

188.8 kg

of clothes have been collected by Green HSE, a student ecological organization, as part of its REwear campaign. All clothes collected will be given to charity shops and organizations, or recycled.

Charity Drive at HSE during Good Deed Month

On March 11, 2017, HSE will host the ‘Heroes Among Us’ charity festival. The month leading up to it is Good Deed Month, organized by the Open Your Eyes student project. People are encouraged to use this month to do good. Check out the ideas below – having a big positive impact doesn’t always mean putting a lot of effort in.

Who Finances Charities

The belief that the non-profit sector is mainly supported by private donations is nothing but a myth. According to Natalia Ivanova's study Foreign Experience of Government's Impact on Philanthropy and Its Applicability in Russia, government support accounts for a substantial part of charity budgets.

185,000 roubles

were collected at charity bake sales during the 2015/2016 academic year by ICEF Outreach, a student organization.

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boxes and more than 200 packages of gifts were collected by HSE students and staff for Days of Kind Gifts, which took place at the university on December 17-18.

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.

198,687 roubles

were collected by HSE Lyceum students during charity campaigns that took place on September 1.