In the beginning of September, the association "Independence Balt." volunteers launched a social campaign "Kind-hearted thimbleful" aimed at calling the public to look around, pay attention to what is going on in our streets and help the poor Latvian citizens.
To engage in charity campaign is quite simple. First, you should go to any closest supermarket and purchase the most needed food that people are commonly used in everyday life. The next step, give the purchased food directly in the hands of the people who has financial difficulties to provide food for themselves. After that you pass on the relay to the next person who cares about the situation on the streets, who can help and this person does the same steps as you did. The process should be filmed and placed in social media on the Internet, inviting others to join the campaign.
The idea to include in the process filming and sharing video with social media is nothing new. After the great popularity of the campaign "Ice bucket challenge", creators of the social campaign "Kind-hearted thimbleful", NGOs volunteers had the idea to use those principles adapting them in order to help the poor Latvian citizens.
After one week there have been involved around 100 people in the campaign and the number of supporters continues to grow each day. Association "Independence Balt." invites every Latvian resident who can help the poor fellows to engage in the campaign and to speak to others to join. Let your drop of goodness for our society enhances good work around us!
Video taken by the charity initiator Pavels Dubovskis.
First Baltic Channel has created video story about the campaign "Kind-hearted thimbleful."
Information prepared by the project "The development of work of NGO Independence. Balt. for increasing the quality of life of addicted and co-addicted people in Latvia” information coordinator Linda Kalnina
This publication is prepared with financial support of the Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and Latvian state through the EEA Grants. It is part of the project “The development of work of NGO Independence. Balt. for increasing the quality of life of addicted and co-addicted people in Latvia” which is implemented by the association “Independence Balt. ". The association “Independence Balt is responsible for the content of this publication.
On 2nd August, 2014 the NGO "Independence Balt." volunteers visited orphanage - shelter "Dzeguzīte", located a hundred kilometres from Riga.
On last Saturday, the youth team went there to meet with the residents of the orphanage, to give them good mood and to help meet their needs.
"At the present, our team has successfully established cooperation with orphanage staff and the link with children. We have gained good experience, which helps more precisely and better plan future trips. Of course, every time we are making the necessary corrections and improvements to the event program. Also, to our team joins the growing number of new and interesting people who want to do good things. This in turn creates a strong and united team", says Vitaly Antonov Society volunteer.
"Without a doubt, this trip has succeeded, and it can be inferred from a number of criteria. Children and teachers had a positive attitude and willing to communicate. Although at the beginning it seemed that the children were closed and reserved, but at the end everyone was happy! This time we even received gifts, even though we usually give gifts. It was very nice"- about his impressions of the events shared volunteer Vitaly.
On May 14, 2014 in one of Riga's orphanages NGO "Independence Balt." organized a preventive seminar about drugs and its harmfulness. This is the third seminar in two months, led by NGO’s volunteers Sergey Konstantinov and Pavel Dubovsky.
They showed interesting audio material for youngsters, presented statistical data and shared their own personal life experiences. Young people were also shown a video with horrific facts about the consequences of use of Spice. At the end of the seminar orphanage representatives expressed their gratitude to the association for the positive impact on children by leading this seminar.
14 мая 2014 года в одном из детских домов г.Риги были проведены профилактические семинары о вреде наркотиков. За последний месяц – это уже 3й подобный семинар, проведенный волонтёрами общественной организации „Neatkarība Balt”, Сергеем Константиновым и Павлом Дубовским. Организаторы мероприятия предоставили вниманию подростков интересный материал для прослушивания, который сопровождался статистикой, личными рассказами волонтёров, а так же видео, демонстрирующими ужасающие факты последствий курения СПАЙСа. В завершении представители детского дома выразили свою благодарность за оказанное влияние на детей.
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