Kostroma #1 Orphanage
Known as one of the Golden Ring cities of Russia, Kostroma lies 223 miles north of Moscow. Believed to have been founded between 1152 and 1157 by Prince Yuri Dolgoruky, the city straddles the famous Volga River. The major industry of the town is linen manufacturing, and it is surrounded by flax fields. A busy city of 250,000 people, Kostroma is a wonderful blend of modern lifestyle and rich tradition.
Kostroma #1 Orphanage was founded in February 1998 and holds up to 32 children. The children are divided into four groups according to their ages. They attend City School #14 and study in two shifts. There are a few kids who are individually taught at the orphanage due to health, psychological, or behavioral challenges.
With the partnership of Grafton Baptist Church the children at Kirov #1 Orphanage have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the Grafton Baptist Church community also experiences positive transformation!
The HopeChest Team Supporting Kostroma #1
Kostromo Sponsorship Coordinator
Community Partnership Manager
HopeChest Partnership Leader
Empower a Child at Kostroma #1
Empowering a child is one of the most personal ways that you can make an impact on global poverty. It is more than providing for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. When you sponsor a child, you build a relationship that shows that child they are valuable, worth loving, and worth investing in.
Your sponsorship is the starting point of a journey that equips vulnerable children, their families, and their communities to create sustainable transformation. When you sponsor a child with HopeChest, you are not just supporting one child — you are helping transform entire communities.
Story of Impact from Russia
The Impact of Visiting an Orphanage for 16 Years
Patti Smith / September 17, 2019
Our continued presence throughout their childhood and into adulthood affords us the opportunities to see the impact all of our visits have made over time.
Fund a Project at Kostroma #1
HopeChest’s approach to alleviating poverty is asset-based, because we believe that in every place on earth there are resources, not only for surviving, but for thriving and succeeding. Local leaders tell us what they do have instead of what they don’t have, and we walk with them to see their vision for their community come to fruition through development projects.
Your meaningful gift to fund a project at Kostroma #1 Orphanage is transformational rather than transactional. It promotes empowerment rather than dependence. Your support for these projects will go a long way as, together, we invest in holistic and sustainable solutions that address the root issues of poverty.
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