Project #10044

Mobile health services for 1000 Moscow drug users

by The Andrey Rylkov Foundation

Dear friends! 

Thanks to your generous donations, ARF has made an amazing progress in our campaign to raise money for mobile health services for drug users in Moscow and raise awareness about the issue of repressive drug policy in Russia. Less than in one month we have raised over 9000USD from almost 100 donors which has really given the Moscow team hope! Moreover, the campaign has sparked quite some discussions in the Russian social media and press about whether it is worthwhile to gather money for services for people who use drugs. In the last month, the situation in Russia and ARF work has also been publicized by the leading international media, including the Lancet and the Independent. The ARF film has been translated to EnglishBulgarian, German, French, Spanish, Hungarian and Portuegese!!

So, now that we are getting this kind of attention, we are even more determined prove to doubters that people believe in the value of the lives of people who use drugs!

Now, the first month of our campaign comes to an end. We have also ranked a high score on the Global Giving leader board - now we're on the 7th place in the competition to raise the most money and for having the most donors. If we are among the top 3 by April 30, Global Giving will contribute up to 3000 USD bonus to our pot! Please consider spreading the word around to your friends and colleagues, and ask them to support ARF and drug users in Moscow. 

Please help us to receive additional bonus prizes from the GlobalGiving! To this message i attach a letter that we have used to outreach to our friends and colleagues which you may also use as a template please! 

Once again, very warm thank you from all the ARF team and from the participants of our project in Moscow!! We wish you the greatest May holidays!! 

Anya and the ARF team


OMG, this is amazing! Just in 3 days of fundraising we bet the GlobalGiving Challenge!! In order to receive a permanent spot on the their platform, we had to collect 4.000 USD from at least 50 donors in one month. And we did it in three days after launching the fundraiser!! My dear friends, we sincerely thank every single one of you who reposted and retwitted our cause, and who donated us the money! it is a truly outstanding and great feeling to know that our work is supported and that so many stand in solidarity!! We still have to raise remaining 56K to fund the minibus, but now we have the hope and we have the faith, and we have your support!! please keep spreading the word to your friends - post links to the video about ARF and to our call for help. People should know what is the situation in Russian drug policy and how they might help! THANK YOU for standing to us!!!       



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The Andrey Rylkov Foundation

Location: Moscow, Europe - Russia
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
anya sarang
Moscow, Moscow Russia

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