Pokrov Orphanage

Pokrov Orphanage is a refuge for children who have experienced loss, abandonment, neglect, abuse, and family degeneration. The town of Pokrov was established in the 17th century as monastery village. It is located about two to three hours east of Moscow. The Pokrov Orphanage was established during the Nazi occupation of St. Petersburg during WWII, when hundreds of children were smuggled out of the city. The building is located in a residential area, surrounded by apartments. The orphanage houses children from preschool to 16-17 years of age.

The children participate in many activities including sports, crafts, theater, computer lessons, and life skills classes/discipleship lessons. Through the orphanage programs and the supportive staff, children at Pokrov are given the opportunity to develop into healthy, independent, and successful adults.

With the partnership of Covenant Presbyterian Church, the children at Pokrov Orphanage have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the Covenant Presbyterian Church community also experiences positive transformation!

The HopeChest Team Supporting Pokrov

Natasha Makashina
Vladimir Region Sponsorship Coordinator

Kimberly Woolridge
Community Partnership Manager

Chari Hicks
HopeChest Partnership Leader

Empower a Child at Pokrov

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.

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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 Pokrov

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 Pokrov 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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