Women for Life in Moscow gathering humanitarian aid for pregnant women in Russian regions

Moscow, May 29, 2019

Photo: foma.ru Photo: foma.ru     

Moscow volunteers from the Women for Life foundation have organized a collection of humanitarian aid for pregnant women in difficult life situations in regions throughout Russia, reports Foma.

Each parcel contains 35 items, including diapers, care products, and items for babies up to six months old. 340 pounds of humanitarian aid have been collected thus far. It is also planned to attract donations from the commercial sector within the framework of the “Collect a Parcel for a Mother” campaign.

“We have adapted the Moscow initiative with parcels for childbirth … specifically for the regions. We have focused on remote settlements and villages, as the situation is, of course, more critical there. Our recipients are women who we helped keep their pregnancies, and women who simply turned to the foundation for support,” the head of the foundation Natalia Moskvitina told journalists on Monday.

Parcels will be sent to Tatarstan, Dagestan, Krasnodarsky Krai, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Orenburg, Nizhny Novgorod, and the Tomsk, Ulyanovsk, Sverdlovsk, Saratov, Omsk, and Moscow Provinces.

The Women for Life foundation for support of motherhood and childhood was founded in 2016 and has helped save more than 800 pregnancies and implemented 15 projects of targeted assistance to women during pregnancy and after childbirth. The organization consists of more than 3,000 volunteers from all walks of life from throughout Russia.

Last May, Women for Life initiated a collection of signatures on a petition calling for a monument to victims of abortion to be erected in Moscow.

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