Charitable assistance for children
ExpoForum JSC takes active part in charitable campaigns for children organised under the auspices of the City of St. Petersburg and the Ladoga Episcopate of the Russian Orthodox Church. And so it was that on the eve on New Year’s 2012, following an appeal from the Arch-Priest of Sophia Cathedral in the Town of Pushkin, Gennady Zverev, that the company acquired lighting equipment for the theatre of the Parochial School of Saints Cyril and Methodius, Equals of the Apostles, and financed the purchase of children’s Christmas presents. Moreover, holiday trinkets from ExpoForum were joyously received by the young children forced to greet New Year’s and Christmas (per the Orthodox calendar) at Municipal Children’s Hospital №2 (St. Mary Magdalen).
Assistance for Residential School №4 for Children with Developmental Disorders
On 26 December, the General Director of ExpoForum International received a letter of gratitude from the Director of Residential School № 4 for Children with Developmental Disorders, Andrei Alexeenko, for the company’s assistance in the purchase of New Year’s gifts for the institution’s young wards.
Participation in the “Golden Pelican” movement
ExpoForum International is a proud member of the charitable social movement “Golden Pelican.” The scope of its activities encompasses the “Talking Book” programme, aimed at the creation of specialised literature for visually-impaired children and the opening of audio-libraries in St. Petersburg and throughout Russia. In order to further implementation of this socially-significant project, the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex and ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre have been equipped with vending machines offering special souvenirs. By purchasing commemorative St. Petersburg coins at the machines, convention-and-exhibition participants can do their part towards a good deed.
In 2014, roughly 2,000 people took part in the programme, and proceeds from the sale of the coins totalled RUB 191,700. The collected funds were earmarked for the recording of six comprehensive audio-textbooks – as well as for the circulation of previously-recorded literature, which was subsequently forwarded to correctional schools in the Northwest region and other areas of Russia.