The Gift to an Angel Charity Foundation was established in 2014 on the basis of a charitable project of the same name, in which volunteers fulfill the cherished wishes of children with disabilities.
Today, we focus on ongoing support to children and adults with severe diseases of the musculoskeletal system. This is because due to specifics of the diagnosis, most of our beneficiaries need continuous assistance and long-term rehabilitation.
Every year, our programs are becoming more diverse and accessible, covering not only people with disabilities, but also their families and even specialists. Today, any Russian family is able to get social, psychological and pedagogical support from us, to improve parental competences in our Special Parent School, and to obtain additional training for children both offline and online for free.
We are actively engaged in social advertising and promotion of charity in all Russian regions. We already implemented several social campaigns such as Thank You Campaign, Font of Kindness Campaign and First step is Yours that reached over 85 million people and made it possible to tell a mass audience about cerebral palsy and the challenges that people with disabilities face in their everyday life.
Assistance is provided to families from all regions of the Russian Federation under 4 charity programs:
REHABILITATION – As part of the program, beneficiaries receive financial assistance to access complex rehabilitation at the Foundation’s partner centers: Rehabilitation Center "April", ANO Physical rehabilitation St. Petersburg. Also, wards from the regions work with speech therapists and psychologists in the On-line format. ASSISTANCE TO CHILDREN – The program provides financial assistance in purchasing specialized rehabilitation equipment, household appliances, educational toys, sports and health complexes, furniture items and other necessary things whether for household or playground organization. The program also provides assistance in the purchase of specialized clothing and footwear, including orthoses. ASSISTANCE TO ADULTS – The program provides assistance in various areas of rehabilitation, socialization and vocational guidance for adults with musculoskeletal disorders and cerebral palsy. ASSISTANCE TO FAMILIES – Within the program's projects, parents of the Foundation’s beneficiaries are provided with psychological support and a wide variety of training courses to improve their knowledge about rehabilitation and habilitation processes and make them involved in the therapy. In order to integrate children into society, the program's projects cover socialization, vocational guidance and extra tuition.