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Civic Chamber of Russia plans buying Penza region children-drawn New Year greeting cards

17:40 | 14.10.2014 | Society

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Penza, 14 October 2014. PenzaNews. Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation intends to buy New Year greeting cards made by troubled children from the Penza region, said Alexander Brechalov, secretary of Civic Chamber of Russia, during a round table discussion with representatives of non-profit organizations of the region that took place at the governor’s house on Tuesday, October 14.

Alexander Brechalov, secretary of Civic Chamber of Russia

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He also invited the local NGOs to take an active part in the action, and explained that this program has already begun in several regions.

“We make purchases in the Kirov region and in Ekaterinburg. The volumes are small, but we want to use the action to motivate the entrepreneurs who spend a lot of money [...]. We are ready to buy a certain small quantity in every region and make sure that it becomes a kind of a new trend,” Alexander Brechalov said.

He explained that the profits from selling the hand-made greeting cards are will be shared between the agencies and organizations that provided them, and the children themselves.

“For example, there’s a school for juvenile offenders, over which I personally took patronage. Their greeting cards just glow with their spirit. There is a formal agreement under which both the institution and the children get the money – we transfer it to their credit cards. Here is a story about financing and charity,” the secretary of the Civic Chamber of Russia noted.

In his response to the proposal, Oleg Sharipkov, executive director of the local community fund “Civil Union” who already has experience in organizing the distribution of charity greeting cards made by young patients of the Penza Oncology Center, said that his NGO is ready to take part in the action in the nearest future.

“We’ll contact you,” Alexander Brechalov assured. 

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