What we do
Our charity and support foundation is successfully running its activity since September 18, 2012.
Six years ago the foundation was established and until now was known as “Aleksandr Gridin charity foundation”. In year 2019 after changing its name and taking over all the social support programs started by the founder, charity and support foundation “Flame of hope” (Vilties liepsna) successfully continues to develop the principles of mutual understanding, support and cooperation in our society.
Our main activities are:
- children’s health, social support, children and young people involvement in different social activities as well as educational programs;
- support of the elderly people communities;
- cooperation with special schools.
We think that the best way to know us is to take a look at the work we have done; thus, if you want to learn more about our foundation, let us introduce you our already implemented projects.
THE MANAGER ON THE FOUNDATION
“We started our activity with a lot of excitement, plans and positive thoughts. We really accomplished a lot. We were always trying to do everything sincerely, putting all our hearts into the work. We were gathering the information, analyzing, we learned a lot…..Charity is not an easy kind of activity – it is often about difficult moments, hard decisions, emotions, even interests involved. After the few years of intensive work, we can summarize the results, draw some conclusions, plan our future better. Today we see our activity and possibilities more clearly, what we can do and how we can do.
We are inspired by the support – when people like our ideas, join our projects and social campaigns, provide financial support. When you see that your help is real and necessary. Sometimes I think that it is possible to help everyone who needs help, if all the people who can help would react.
We want to strengthen the hope….The hope to be healthy is always in the hearts of little patients, the hope is always in their parents hearts, the hope for the better future never leaves the hearts of elderly people.. Until we have a hope inside, we believe.”
“I have been working for the Foundation since its establishment. It has become a very important life’s experience . On the one hand it is painful to see that the majority of us do not see the struggles of others, however, on the other hand, when you raise the matter, when you ask for help most of the time no one refuses. And that is when you feel that your work is paying off, that the work you do is absolutely necessary and that more individuals should be involved in charitable giving.”
“For all of us, for the beneficiaries and sponsors as well as employees of various social institutions it is important to see the common results of our work when even the smallest act of kindness brings great hope to those struck by the ills of life, and immaterial fulfillment as well as whole new meaning to those who helped. Every time you help someone it gives you this feel of warm glow. The feeling you won’t get anywhere else.”
“Nowadays you hear so many talks and advices on how to live. I believe that it is the actions of each individual that are important, they may seem small but they are essential – support to a particular child, family or institution – I would say that’s what matters. Honestly, I am quite surprised by the fact that such help is needed more and more. Apparently, such is life… ”