With all of the negative news about Russia, it is great to have a story to share about how a Russian NGO, Vera Hospice Charity Fund, is helping children with severe neuromuscular conditions obtain individual medical ventilators. By using Global Giving, a crowdfunding platform to raise funds, it means that more children are able to be home with their families instead of being cared for in hospitals.
During our March NGO Counterpart Exchange, funded by the U.S. State Department’s U.S. -Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program, the Foundation organized a meeting for the delegation with Global Giving. The Russian NGO leaders were all very interested in learning how they could use Global Giving’s platform to raise funds worldwide. We are very pleased that Vera Hospice Charity Fund was one of the first to seize the opportunity.
Vera Hospice Charity Fund has been helping terminally ill children in Russia for many years and is well-respected for its work. Please take a moment and look at their campaign and share it with others. It is a deserving project.
The Jackson Foundation is committed to the development of a healthy civil society in Russia. We are pleased that a program that we initiated has successfully connected U.S. and Russian NGOs in this meaningful manner.
Lara Iglitzin, Executive Director