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posted Dec 10, 2017, 6:06 AM by Renāte Robežniece
#AddingColorToLives



From 2-7 October charity organization "Palīdzēsim.lv" in cooperation with "Park Inn by Radisson" hotel network held a #AddingColorToLives campaign event.

In the course of the event the world-renowned street artist and pedagogue Joel Bergner from New York as part of "Palīdzēsim.lv" team of young people and volunteers from "Park Inn by Radisson" created an original mural on the wall of a hut in the territory of Riga Special Boarding Elementary School No. 5 (26 Stokholmas Street) attended by children with various health issues. Throughout the week spiting the autumn rain and cold young people from different regions of Latvia went to Mezaparks to continue their work on the mural. The event provided young people with a unique opportunity to improve their knowledge of English, socialize, express their emotions and implement creative ideas.

In our opinion such projects contribute substantially to development and growth of young people.

The creative project served as a forerunner to "The Week of Good Deeds", which is scheduled from 16 to 22 October this year.

#AddingColorToLives campaign was launched in 2015 to unite youths at risk from local communities and provide them with an opportunity to express themselves artistically. Youths at risk include street children, refugees and other young people whose voices often remain unheard by the society. We extend our thanks to "Park Inn by Radisson" hotel network and Joel for the excellent opportunity, as well as our fantastic young people for their endurance, passion and serious attitude towards work! We are very proud of you!

"The Week of Good Deeds" is supported financially by the Society Integration Foundation from the budget of the Republic of Latvia.

 

 

 

The Day of Adventures with PanCars

As "The Week of Good Deeds" closes, in our cooperation partners wish to share warmth of their hearts and bring joy into lives of children. On 10 October "PanCars Rentals & Fun Staff" organised a day full of adventures for 30 pupils of Drabesi Boarding Elementary School, who do not see their families often, to bring some joy into their lives.

After having as refreshments the tasty cakes from the eclairs shop "Raunas dārzs" on the welcoming premises of "Noliktava No3" and forming teams we took our seats behind the wheels of toy-size cars and went on a mission of learning to navigate Riga by completing orienteering tasks. The motto of the day – teamwork, wit, attentiveness, passion, the taste of victory and fun!

 

Many thanks to our volunteer drivers, without who the event could not have taken place!

Thanks to the photographer Ilze Zvera (Ilze Zvēra) and F64 Photo Agency.

Thanks to the authors of the idea for the Good Deed and its organisers: "PanCars Rentals & Fun Staff" and "Noliktava No3"!

Thanks to the supporters of the event:

Family entertainment centre "Skypark Latvija"

"333 Sports Complex"

Greta

"Amber Distribution Latvia"

"Fazer"

Eclairs Shop "Raunas dārzs"

SIA (limited liability company) "Ādažu desu darbnīca"

SIA "A Fruits"

SIA "Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Latvija"

"The Week of Good Deeds" is supported financially by the Society Integration Foundation from the budget of the Republic of Latvia.

 

 

Good Deeds at "Ventas vēji"

We love doing good deeds, rain or shine, and that is great! 

In the beginning of "The Week of Good Deeds" a large team of young people and volunteers from "Palīdzēsim.lv" applied themselves vigorously to work at the stable "Ventas vēji", ignoring the rain and the wind.

We repaired the roof of the stable, mucked it out, cleaned the surrounding territory, stacked in one place fragments of boards and, of course, spent time with the horses.

We extend our thanks to everyone, who participated, as well as the supporters of the event!

We thank the photographer Dmitrijs Sulzics (Dmitrijs Sulžics) from F64 for his endurance in capturing the process of work in photographs:)

"The Week of Good Deeds" is supported financially by the Society Integration Foundation from the budget of the Republic of Latvia.

 

 

 

"The Week of Good Deeds 2017" Has Ended With More Than 370 Good Deeds

The charity organisation "Palīdzēsim.lv" organised "The Week of Good Deeds" campaign from 16 to 22 October for the ninth year in a row. The campaign encourages people to offer assistance that does not require big financial investments. Over 13 000 people from all around Latvia responded to the appeal.

373 Good Deeds were registered under the campaign, and as the special counter of good deeds indicates, the list of Good Deeds is a wide and comprehensive one – the participants of the campaign have taken care of lonely and old people, animals, cleaned up nature areas in Latvia and given special attention to fellow human beings by spending their time with them. The contains countless small deeds, for which we either lack time or motivation in the usual course of our daily lives. Everyone could propose an idea of a Good Deed and implement it with his or her colleagues, classmates, friends or on his own.

"This year, when we thought about "The Week of Good Deeds", we were sure that it had to be something related to Latvia as our country. But what is Latvia? Latvia is us and we begin with our parents, therefore we decided to prepare a surprise for our parents, in which we would thank them for the opportunity to be here, in Latvia, and carry the motto of the Latvian centenary with the sense of belonging to our nation: "I am Latvia!" That is the video greeting created by the pupils of Class 6c of Pargauja Primary School in Valmiera. And that is the way it is, everything begins with us, our family, friends, classmates and teachers.

As a result to our satisfaction we can state that children and young people have been the most active during "The Week of Good Deeds" as in previous years. They together with parents and teachers have done many good deeds.

A number of non-governmental organisations and enterprises participated in the campaign too.



The message of "The Week of Good Deeds" is: after doing something good for somebody else one wishes to do it again and again!


The most important thing is that everybody, who has taken part in good deeds, has enjoyed it and felt satisfaction. And that means that the main purpose of "The Week of Good Deeds" has been achieved – when you do a good deed for somebody else, you gain something yourself!

"The Week of Good Deeds" is a part of the appeal launched for the centenary of Latvian State to offer as a gift your time spent on good deeds for ourselves and Latvia, which will help to do important things together. The campaign is organised in cooperation with the Youth Action Committee for Latvian National Centenary and the Ministry of Education and Science.

We thank for information support LTV and LSM.LV, LR, Rīga TV24, Delfi.lv and Cālis.lv, Leta, Capital FM and F64 Photo Agency.

Our thanks to all, who took part during "The Week of Good Deeds"!

By working together, we can do more good deeds!

See you on "The Week of Good Deeds 2018"!

The campaign is supported financially by the Society Integration Foundation from the budget of the Republic of Latvia.

 

 

 

THE CHARITY CAMPAIGN "SCHOOL CALLS 2017!" HAS CLOSED




For the ninth year in a row we invited our cooperation partners, donors and supporters to participate in the charity campaign "School calls!" to make our nation smarter and better educated!


Many families in Latvia still have problems with providing their children with school supplies, therefore we are especially glad that we were able to help a record number of children and young people this year! We have all succeeded in providing 420 children in different regions of Latvia with pencils, notebooks, paints, modelling clay, rulers, erasers, sports and school bags, as well as many other things required at school.


School supplies and goods donated by "Palīdzēsim.lv" cooperation partners found their way to large and poor families in Kuldiga, Iecava, Bauska, Liepaja, Valmiera and Jelgava municipalities, in Riga, as well as foster families in Latgale region and Madona and Bauska municipalities.


Thanks to support provided by SIA "KPMG Baltics" two-day courses for young people "Presentation. Overcoming Fear. Presenting Your Opinion. Addressing the Public" were organised. Theory, discussion, tasks, practice, video training – an objective look at oneself. Young people handled everything excellently and gained much from the training.

Heartfelt thanks to everyone, who participated in the campaign!

Thanks to SIA "KPMG Baltics", KPMG Law Firm and SIA "L’Oreal Baltic"!

We also extend our thanks to the employees of "Radisson" chain of hotels for the school bags, school supplies and the event!

We thank the donors: Ilva Utane (Ilva Utāne), Gunita Misina (Gunita Misiņa) and Ilze Veinberga (Ilze Veinberga)

Thanks to visitors of "Latvian Railways Cup 2017" for participating in charity events of HT "Dinamo Riga"!

We offer our thanks to enterprises and their employees, who placed contributions boxes at the premises of their enterprises for donations in kind, and donated goods manufactured by the enterprise: "Valdemāra biroji" leaseholders, SIA "The Body Shop Latvija", SIA "Veiters Korporācija", AS "Drogas", SIA "L’oreal Baltic", SIA "Spodrība", "TNT", "Circle K Latvia" and the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia.

We extend our thanks to F64 Photo Agency for capturing the best moments on photographs!:)

 

 

 

The Closing Event of "The Week of Good Deeds 2017" in Kalsnava



We ended "The Week of Good Deeds 2017" with positive emotions, many thanks, treats, games, songs and dancing at Kalsnava Elementary School.

Inhabitants of Kalsnava are active, inventive and eager to do good deeds. Kalsnava municipality can be proud of its inhabitants, who participate in good deeds!

The main driving force behind "The Week of Good Deeds" are two people, who head the society "Kalsnavas jaunieši" Linda Riziga (Linda Riziga) and Gatis Teilis (Gatis Teilis).

For the second year in a row a special Good Deeds Police was established to remind local people about the importance of good deeds and encourage everyone – schoolchildren and local entrepreneurs, along with local inhabitants – to do good deeds. Good Deeds Police did some good deeds themselves to provide an example. For instance, a surprise awaited the inhabitants of Kalsnava immersed in their own problems and thoughts about daily tasks one morning at a bus stop at 7:00 a. m.

Good words are followed by a diploma and a present

Thank you Linda and Gati! Thank you Kalsnava!

"The Week of Good Deeds" is a part of the appeal launched for the centenary of Latvian State to offer as a gift your time spent on good deeds for ourselves and Latvia, which will help to do important things together. The campaign is organised in cooperation with the Youth Action Committee for Latvian National Centenary and the Ministry of Education and Science.

See you on "The Week of Good Deeds 2018"!

The campaign is supported financially by the Society Integration Foundation from the budget of the Republic of Latvia.

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