From coordinator Maria Podurominskaya:
ВСЕМ-ВСЕМ-ВСЕМ, кто участвовал в Благотворительной Рождественской ярмарке 19-20 декабря, – СЕРДЕЧНАЯ БЛАГОДАРНОСТЬ!!!
My warm thanks to everybody who took part in the charity bazaar on Dec. 19-20! Everything has been great! And the weather was fair and sunny – like the spring has come already 🙂 You all did everything to bring the feast to people. The visitors have got good impressions. Importantly, we have managed to collect significant funds for further help to our kids in need. So you can see how important and delighting is to work together for charity. Perhaps, the Diaconia can now pay the first course of treatment for Vlad S. Yesterday after the bazaar I visited him in the hospital. I have brought him from you some sweets and a ceramic bell. He had just finished a chemotherapy session and was exhausted. Yet after my stories about the bazaar he opened his eyes, smiled and said to convey to you:”Thank you, kind people! It is wonderful you are so many!”
Photos: Charity bazaar in Munich, 6.12.2015
Cristmas and charity. Christmas and open-hearten kindness. These words have become almost synonymous ages ago. Have you ever wondered why? Why Dickens’ figure of a greedy old man, who does not want to show kindness even on Christmas, impresses so strongly as to make an English word for miserly person – scrooge?
Seven sisters of mercy from St. Dmitry school in Moscow have visited Germany from October 19 to 24. The visit took place in the framework of collaboration between the Synodal Department for Church Charity and Social Ministry of Moscow Patriachate and our diakonia “Good deed”.
The guests from Russia have visited 4 clinics, 3 retirement homes, and a hostpital of Karl Leisner catholic society. All these installations are situated in small towns of Cleves region of North-West Germany. The sisters of mercy from Moscow had an opportunity to work together with local medical personnel and thus to learn the duties of German colleagues from inside. Both sides were satisfied with the exchange of experience that took place, and hope to continue the fruitful cooperation.
18 people were involved in this event and its preparation – those are Diakonia volunteers and our friends from 6 parishes: Dordmund, Dusseldorf, Krefeld, Cleves, Nijmegen and Amsterdam. We thank everybody who helped!
We would like to announce that First Orthodox Volunteer Day in Germany will be held in Cologne on July 4th. We organize it to tell about problems and opportunities of medical treatment abroad for children and adults, and assistance we can provide. We will recruit new volunteers and support those who are already involved with Good Deed Diakonia. We will exchange experience and strengthen our ties with allied volunteer organizations. We will spend together a wonderful and undoubtedly efficient day!