On the 9th of November the annual Charity Ball of Maria’s Children Art Center and Charitable Fund “Pelican” took place in gorgeous interiors of the Smirnov’s Mansion on Tverskoy boulevard. The evening’s programme included gourmet dinner, dance performances by children from the Filimonki children’s home, live music, loud and silent charity auctions of Maria’s Children and Pelican students works, lottery, gift fair and dances.

This time our dear guests donated 7 millions rubles! We cordially thank all those who helped us and are now supporting children and orphanage graduates, young residents of psychoneurological institutions and special needs children.


Today it was the fifth annual Children’s Day at Yandex, arranged in the memory of Ilya Segalovich and timed to his birthday.


1 October is the International Day of Older Persons. By the invitation of the Tverskoy district administration our handicrafts teacher Maria Ivanovna Pimenova held a master-class on felting at the Center of Social Services “Tverskoy”, this time switching from children to grannies. Besides, grannies are just grown up girls, they are fond of jewellery and handicrafts as well and so they were happy to make woolen brooches-poppies and healing (almost magic!) red bracelets. Wish you good health and longevity, our dear grandmas and grandpas!


Today our students from the psychomeurological institution №16 had a Delicious Day. Staff members from the Marriott Hotel Novy Arbat came to the studio and brought products from which we made delicious sandwiches and desserts. Then we ate them with great pleasure!


In September we accompanied a group of adults from the psychoneurological institution №16 and children from the boarding school №31 to the cultural center “Veshnyaki”, where exhibition in remembrance of an outstanding artist Anatoly Sukhorukov took place. This artist is famous for his illustrations to fairy tales by Alexander Pushkin, Peter Ershov, Evgeny Permyak.