Charity Mission 2024

Charity Mission 2024

This year we are supporting children’s hospice in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan. The Angela Vavilova Foundation is 20 years old. All this time they have been working for residents of Tatarstan who need palliative care.
Over 20 years, they have helped more than 4.5 thousand children and provided assistance to almost three thousand adult patients.
They built the first hospice for children and adults in Kazan, which they called the House without Pain and which was recognized as one of the best in Europe. The motto of their work is “If a person cannot be cured, this does not mean that he cannot be helped.”
Now the Foundation’s team is building another hospice in Kazan, which would allow it to provide assistance to a much larger number of people. They have a mobile service. In the regions of Tatarstan, the Foundation opens palliative rooms to help rural residents. Today there are already nine such offices.


  • A great achievement of the Kazan hospice was the creation of the first Registry of patients in Tatarstan in need of palliative hospice care
  • The Kazan hospice currently has 185 patients on its patronage register, including 120 children and 65 adults
  • Children with terminal cancer are kept in hospice until the end without any limitation on the length of their stay
  • Children with severe progressive diseases, with higher life potential, are with their parents in a hospice for a social respite (when parents with a seriously ill child are admitted to a hospice hospital for 21 days, receive qualified palliative care. Parents can also leave the child in the hospital to solve their problems: vacation, repairs, psychological relaxation)







During the operation of the Kazan hospice, since 2011, palliative hospice care has been provided to 3,331 patients in the hospital, as well as part of the outreach service (hospice at home).


Five-year experience has shown that hospices are in great demand. And one Kazan hospice with 35 beds is extremely small for the whole of Tatarstan. Therefore, the question arose about expanding the hospice hospital: the adult department to 100 beds, the children’s department to 40 beds. The Angela Vavilova Foundation is currently building a second hospital (Opened on February 12, 2024).



We met with the representatives from Hospice and inquired about their needs. They explained to us that in the service they provide they try to keep the lives of their patients as normal as possible. They create rooms for families to live along their children and they provide all equipment to help with the life in the clinic. We have contributed several units of equipment to be installed in the family rooms. 

Hospice is not about death, it is about life, a worthy life to the end.




Every patient of the hospice gets a special memorial place when they transition. 

The Angels alley shows pictures of hospice patients including the two daughters of the hospice founder. Vladimir Vavilov has tradically lost both of his daughters. 

The Angela Vavilova Charitable Foundation was established in March 2003 by Vladimir and Marina Vavilovs in memory of their five-year-old daughter Angela, who died of blood cancer.


How to help the Fund? To support this Fund’s work please use the following link for information: 

Official website : Kazan Hospice

Charity Mission 2022

Charity Mission 2022

We found out that the Spetsializirovannyy Respublikanskiy Dom Rebenka  in Kazan was in need of a cooling room for the produce they use to make  meals for children. They found it to be more effective to create a cooling room instead of using several refrigerating units. 

They have builts a special facility and the only thing they had left to do was to put a cooling system in it. We successfully located the contractor who delivered and installed the cooling unit .

We are happy to help this wonderful organization improve their food storage needs.

Respublikanskiy Dom Rebenka Spetsializirovannyy


Cooling unit delivered and installed

Charity Mission 2019

Charity  Mission 2019

Our visit to Derbyshkinskiy Detskiy Dom-Internat Dlya Umstvenno Otstalykh Detey

Derbyshkinsky orphanage – boarding school, intended for citizens with mental disorders

Our orphanage has been operating since 1976. Currently, 138 disabled children (disabled children) aged from 4 to 23 years (palliative disabled people up to 30 years old) live here.

The main forms of activity of the orphanage:

– Providing social services to pupils in order to create favorable living conditions for them;

– Organizing care for pupils, leisure, carrying out therapeutic and health-improving and preventive measures;

– Organization of physical education of pupils, taking into account their age and health status;

– Providing social, psychological or other assistance to the parents of pupils (if any) in resolving a difficult life situation;

– Organization of pupils taking into account their mental abilities and physical capabilities;

– Comprehensive preparation and social adaptation of children to subsequent independent life, formation of social skills, communication skills;

– Implementation of individual rehabilitation programs;

– Implementation of measures for the social and labor rehabilitation of pupils in order to compensate for impaired abilities in everyday, social and professional activities, and integrate them into society.

Our charitable contirubution:


Charity Mission 2018

Charity mission to Kazan Russia.

In the summer of 2018 we completed our 2nd charity mission to help children in the orphanages in Kazan, Russia. Our first mission took place in December 2015 and collected over $1000 to buy warm winter clothes for the whole orphanage. We got inspired, because together with our community we could make a difference!  This year we were able to help 2 orphanages! One of them got a big donation of medical supplies provided by a private donor and we were able to purchase remodeling supplies for the Orphanage for mentally ill children in Derbishki for their new facility. 

Meeting with the facility directors

Our visit

During our visit we were able to communicate with the nurses and teachers, with the directors and educators of the orphanage. We were very happy to see passionate people who truly care about the children.

We thank every one of the donors who made this mission possible: 

Dilyara Cheranova

Keith Blanssett

Alex Zebrov

Andrei Antonets

Anastasia Nailliex

Yulia  Levitan

Sam Kosukhin

Saints Peter and Fevronia Orthodox Church

Russian Heritage Society  

Nurses of the facility told us how much their children enjoy theater and music, we were able to sing a couple of songs with one of the children who came on a walk when we were touring the property. 


We will visit the Orphanage for mentally ill children in Derbishki again! 

Please consider making a donation for our future missions to help orphanages in Russia.