ILS teachers presented gifts to young patients at Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital No.1’s Children’s Oncological Center, including disposable diapers, nutritious meals, clothing and other items. At the hospital they met with the center’s psychologist, Anastasia Malyshko, who also serves as representative of the “Preserve life” fund.
“I wish to express our great thanks for the aid provided,” said Anastasia Malyshko. “During their treatment, our young patients sometimes experience a shortage of personal hygiene items and specialized food, particularly as some of the children require special diets due to their condition.”
The gifts were purchased with funds collected during the ILS New Year’s charity fair. With help from their parents and grandparents, as well as teachers Yelena Belyaeva, Olga Poltavskaya, Lyubov Shatova and Svetlana Globina, the students prepared many interesting ceramic figures and other items, such as holiday souvenirs, New Year’s greeting cards and decorations, hairpins and, of course, homemade pastries, candies and other tasty treats.
“Charity events are an important part of our school life, and we do what we can to provide assistance to those in need,” explains ILSD Principal Olga Shevchenko. “Two or three times a year our students, parents and teachers hold a charity fair, with the funds going to purchase a wide range of useful gifts for the children’s hospital.”