Dear friends of Nochlezhka,
thank you for your continuous support, without which we could not exist.
On July 16th Global giving will hold another Bonus Day.
On this day each of your donations to Nochlezhka will be increased by 40%. Donate $25 and Nochlezka will receive $35! You can help to larger amount of distressed people.
Bonus Day begins at 9:00 am EDT on July 16th (17:00 July 16th MSK), 2014 and ends at 11:59 pm EDT on July 16th, 2014 (09:00 July 17th MSK)
Please inform your friends and colleagues that every donation to Nochlezhka made during Bonus Day helps us to work more and more effectively.
In June 2014 we achieved such results:
80 people lived in Nochlezhka’s shelter for the homeless.
Social and legal consulting provided to 118 people
Employed (including jobs with accommodation) – 7 people
Assistance in going back home to a different town – 15 people
Assistance in re-issuing of a Russian passport (including the cases that required legal proceedings) provided to 20 people
Assistance in obtaining a medical insurance provided to 2 people
Assistance in searching for and obtaining accommodation (or registering on a waiting list for those in need) - 2 people
Assistance in getting medical treatment or being accepted at a hospital - 13 people
Legal support provided to 11 people, including 1 case in court
Assistance in in obtaining/recovering of individual tax pay number - 5 people
Assistance in arranging documents of temporary registration - 3 people
Assistance in finding relatives - 3 person
Food and personal hygiene packages were given out to 172 people
Clothes given out to 179 people.
The Night Bus volunteers distributed 2553 portions of hot food. 415 people received help.
We would like to inform you that next Bonus Day will take place on May 7, 2014. Bonus Day is a great opportunity for our organization to earn matching funds!
Matching will begin on Wednesday, May 7 at 9:00 AM EDT and will end on Wednesday, May 7 at 11:59 PM EDT. Matching is applied at 30% up to $1,000 per donor per project.
Please inform your friends and colleagues that every donation to Nochlezhka made during Bonus Day helps us to work more and more effective.
In April 2014 we achieved such results:
Social and legal consulting provided to 121 people
17 employed (including those with accommodation provided)
Assistance in going back home to a different town 17
Assistance in re-issuing of a Russian passport (including the cases that required legal proceedings) provided to 7 people
Assistance in obtaining a medical insurance provided to 4 people
Assistance in searching for and obtaining accommodation (or registering on a waiting list for those in need) 3 people
Assistance in getting medical treatment or being accepted at a hospital 10 people
Legal advice for 14 people
Assistance in re-issuing (or issuing after registering) of individual tax number 1 person
Temporary registration 3 people
Assistance in finding relatives 1 person
Assistance in registering as disabled and registering for the waiting list for a placement at a rest home 1 people
Placed at a rest home 3 people
Food packages given out to 213 people.
Clothing given out to 230 people.
I knew about Nochlezhka but I haven’t been there before. When I visited the organization, I was amazed. When I first found the Nochlezhka's office I saw a shabby old building. But I it was my first impression. Nochlezhka's manager led me inside and showed me everything. I saw dormitory for women and men, a kitchen, a library and a med shed. Also I saw the office where staff was working. I saw homeless people having rest and newcomers that had come for help.
Nochlezhka turned out to be a home for so many people in need that occurred on streets by some reasons. But it is not just a shelter. Nochlezhka provides advocacy actions and juristic support. Help homeless people restore their documents and return their property, find new jobs. Every day staff have visitors. Homeless people know about the shelter, they know they are going to be helped and fed there. Every night Nochlezhka's bus is driven along St.Petersburg streets to feed homeless people. Staff give them brochures about Nochlezhka’s services so a homeless man can decide himself to ask or not to ask for help the organization.
I saw and I understood that Nochlezhka is not just a common shelter for homeless people. This organization help homeless turn their lives back.