The biggest dinner for the poor in Kyiv this Christmas was held by the Social Partnership Foundation. It fed about 2,500 people in the foundation's office and in 32 other locations throughout the city, where the hot meals were delivered.
The biggest dinner for the poor in Kyiv this Christmas was held by the Social Partnership Foundation. It fed about 2,500 people in the foundation’s office and in 32 other locations throughout the city, where the hot meals were delivered.
The food was distributed to the homeless, senior citizens, internally displaced people who ran from the war in eastern Ukraine, and children from low-income families.
The dining room in the Social Partnership Center had Christmas decorations, and musicians were invited from the Kyiv Conservatory to play classical music. After the dinner, the guests received Christmas gifts – warm socks.
The Christmas dinner was held in several rounds – for children from low-income families, seniors, internally displaced people and the homeless.
Some 300 people donated money to Social Partnership to make the dinner possible.
“It became our tradition to celebrate Christmas with a dinner, and today’s dinner was our biggest ever,” says president of the Social Partnership Foundation Elena Polishchuk. “I am very pleased that this year a lot of concerned Ukrainians helped, and together we were able to make a Christmas miracle for those in need.”
The Social Partnership Foundation has been active for 17 years and has 20 free services for the homeless, refugees, seniors, low-income families. They include free food, clothing, medical care, repair of clothing and footwear.