Charity Campaign Kicks Off
Published: December 12, 2012 (Issue # 1739)
The local charity organization Nochlezhka, which helps homeless people, has begun its annual charity campaign to collect Christmas and New Year gifts for the city’s homeless.
The campaign is now underway and runs through Dec. 28. Nochlezhka is appealing to city residents to donate items such as fruit, sweets, canned food and personal hygiene items that will be then used to create care packages for the homeless. The organization is also asking for donations of refined sugar, black tea, cookies, packs of instant mashed potato and pasta, canned meat and fish, toothpaste, soap, socks, hats, gloves, scarves and other items of clothing.
Last year, Nochlezhka assembled 400 sets of gifts donated by schoolchildren, pensioners, businessmen and other city residents.
Viktoria Ryzhkova, coordinator of Nochlezhka, said she hoped that this year city residents would again be ready to give gifts to people who had lost their homes.
This year donations can be brought not only to Nochlezhka’s office at 112b Ulita Borovaya (entrance from Ulitsa Rastannaya) from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, but also to the Spasibo! second-hand charity stores located at 22, 9th Sovietskaya Ulitsa, and 50/79 Gorokhovaya Ulitsa from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily, as well as to the Tretye Mesto café and mini-hotel at 57 Ulitsa Marata from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Nochlezhka will publish weekly reports updating people on what items it still requires at: homeless.ru/