Red Hearts Foundation helped thousands of people in 2021
Continuing a range of charitable activities, Red Hearts Foundation keeps supporting thousands of people across Azerbaijan. Within the first half of the year, more than 800 veterans of Karabakh war have been financially assisted in the amount of 500 thousand AZN. In addition to the one-time payment, the Foundation met their needs in terms of medical support, repair and construction work for their houses, household appliances and gifts for the holidays.
During April-May, Red Hearts also held “Vətən Bağı” (“Garden of the Motherland”) campaign. Launched in the honor of fallen soldiers from I and II Karabakh War, the project aims planting “gardens” across Azerbaijan according to the number of martyrs from every district. About 900 trees have been planted in Kurdamir, Saatli, Gabala and Neftchala by far. This fall, the project will be implemented in other districts as well. Tree-planting campaign is supported by PASHA Holding, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and local executive authorities.
On the eve of International Children's Day — June 1, the Red Hearts Foundation together with Kapital Bank launched a social campaign called “Hər şey mümkündür! (“Anything is Possible!”). As part of the campaign, classes in modeling, inclusive dance, painting, pottery, equine-assisted therapy and pizza making were organized for children with Down syndrome. A short video about classes with the participation of 20 children and adolescents with Down syndrome was released — https://youtu.be/KnSmpgpiArI. The project was awarded with bronze medal in the category of Film — PR & Corporate Image Film and Print & Publishing — PR & Corporate Image in the “Kyiv International Advertising Festival”.
To this date, Red Hearts has helped over 3,000 veteran families. The volunteer group conducts charity events both in Baku and in the regions, visits low-income and large families, people with disabilities, elderly people, provides them with food, as well as everyday goods. So far, the group has organized charity events in more than 50 districts of Azerbaijan, provided assistance to hundreds of families from socially vulnerable groups. On the New Year's Eve, all the children of martyrs were presented with holiday gifts as part of the “Qəhrəmanlarımızın övladları bizə əmanətdir” (“Children of our heroes are entrusted to us”). Over 1.5 million manat was spent on all these activities.
It should be noted that Red Hearts was founded in December 2019 at the initiative of Kapital Bank employees. The organization, which currently operates as a charity foundation, mainly provides assistance to orphanages, shelters and people in need.