HandsOn Workshop on the Heart-to-Heart Market


On 11th December the Step Up Centre took part in the largest-scale pre-New Year fair, the Heart-to-Heart market.

At Gostiny Dvor, at stand number 25, the Hands from There workshop presented not only our painted birdboxes and feeding troughs (which were painted on Giving Tuesday by artists from the Moscow Architectural Institute and our volunteers), but also assorted jams (including plum and pumpkin jam) and sauces (apple and cranberry, for example).

But the real decorations of our stand were the soft-toy mascots of the coming year: multi-coloured roosters as well as dogs, dolls, and many other works from craftsman Alfia Guseva.

On the day we made 51,235 rub. The funds we raised will allow us to pay for 106 contact hours for our students: current students and graduates of correctional orphanages.

Thank you to everyone who came and supported us!