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Rinat Akhmetov presented soft blankets to the orphanage and a large family of internally displaced persons


“Rinat Akhmetov to children!” campaign is going on! One of these days foster children of Mariupol pre-school children's home "Solnyshko" received gifts from Rinat Akhmetov.

 “On the New Year’s Eve, I wish you that all your dreams and wishes come true! Let warmth, comfort and care always be with you!”- greeted the kids Natalia Baryshpolska, the head of “Say No to Orphanhood!” programme of Rinat Akhmetov Foundation. The warm blankets of bright yellow colour, which the children received, became the symbol of warmth and comfort.

The kids did not leave a favour unanswered and gave a real concert for the Foundation representatives - they sang and danced, which created a unique festive atmosphere in this pre-school institution.

The orphanage "Solnyshko" was founded in Mariupol more than 30 years ago. Now 22 children live and are brought up in it. Correction training and working with children with special needs became the main specialization of the institution. Children are trained by teachers with special education, who are wise and patient friends of foster children.

 “Thanks to Rinat Akhmetov for the holiday! I like gifts very much, I like to have fun. I want to have a mom, a dad and a sea of ​​sweets,” 5-year-old Ihoriok said. A foster child Natasha thanked for the warm blankets.

“On the eve of the New Year holidays, Rinat Akhmetov gives gifts to children. Over the past three years, holiday sets have been received by more than half a million kids. As recently as this year 100 thousand children became owners of warm and sweet presents. “Rinat Akhmetov to children!” campaign has itself been held for the 17th year in a row,” Natalia Baryshpolska shared.

Another participant in the action was the Suprun family-type orphanage. Now Oksana and Sergey Suprun, together with their five foster children, are arranging their home in Mariupol, where they moved from the uncontrolled territory of Donbas at the time of the outbreak of hostilities. The three Oksana and Sergei's own children have already grown up and have flown the family nest long ago. Their eldest foster child Julia is 17 years old, the youngest girl is eight.

“We are proud of our children,” Oksana Suprun told the representatives of Rinat Akhmetov Foundation who visited her new and already cosy home. "They are doing well at school, are obedient, take care of one another.” Older girls already consider about what to be. They have not yet decided, but they definitely want to get a higher education.”

A friendly Suprun family is not afraid of neither everyday, nor material difficulties. Gradually, they get on with their difficult IDP’s life, memories of the terrible war days are left in the past. And the warm blankets from Rinat Akhmetov will make this big family’s life even warmer.