Rinat Akhmetov To Children: helping believe in happy and cloudless future

Rinat Akhmetov Foundation is traditionally the first in Ukraine to start the baton of New Year greetings, pleasant surprises and presents for children. The largest ongoing tradition has been continued for more than two decades in Ukraine. Each year, the Rinat Akhmetov To Children campaign brings its participants something unique and new, while continuing to focus on its main goal and philosophy – bringing goodness and care to children.

“Helping those in need cannot be set aside till another time. We have been taught that children is our future so hard that we really believed it. But it is not true. Children is our present, and we are responsible for the future, their future”, said the initiator of the campaign and the founder of Rinat Akhmetov Foundation.

This year, the presents from the most well-known charity giver of Ukraine were received by over 100,000 boys and girls that include orphanage students, foster kids and little and young participants of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation programs and projects.

“The Rinat Akhmetov To Children campaign focuses on the children who are deprived of parental care. It is very important to help them discover their capabilities and help them believe that they can achieve their goals and change the world for the better”, commented Irina Bazhan, chief program director of Rinat Akhmetov Foundation.

Among the first ones to enjoy the New Year spirit with Rinat Akhmetov Foundation this year were the kids from a foster home of the Savins family in Mariupol. They not only attended a true New Year ball but also received some pleasant gifts from the Foundation.

“We would like to say big thank you to Rinat Akhmetov Foundation for such events, presents and certainly for so much care for the lives of orphan children”, said foster mother Tatiana Savina.

Positive emotions and modern gadgets were also received by the children of the Sidorenkos family.

“Each year, we attend the New Year events organized by Rinat Akhmetov Foundation. The kids receive not only sweet memories and good impressions but also, like this year, the presents that are so much needed. I didn’t even expect that the kids could be tik-talkers. What you do is awesome, and the presents just hit home!” said Natalia Sidorenko.

The children who became participants of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation programs and projects were not left without attention either. Sofia Nilova from Rubezhne, Luhansk region, is one of them. Four year ago, the Foundation made a miracle for little Sofia as part of the “Rinat Akhmetov To Children. Healthy Heart” project, and now the girl is happy to enjoy the presents.

“This is something she will remember all her life. And of course, I would like to wish prosperity to Rinat Akhmetov and the Foundation. Thank you for remembering all children”, thanked the girl’s mother Elena Nilova.

The Rinat Akhmetov to Children campaign is a tradition of kindness and personal involvement of Rinat Akhmetov in the lives of children. Over the last 14 years alone, the gifts from Rinat Akhmetov have been received by almost 1,000,000 children. The campaign helps the children believe that they can achieve their goals.