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Wish Tree is a joint initiative of Komanda SOS Volunteers Coordination Centre, a volunteer division of Sh. Yessenov Science and Education Foundation, and Vox Populi, a photo reports website.There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein
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Wish Tree 2015: Bringing holiday spirit to children together

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein
Wish Tree is a joint initiative of Komanda SOS Volunteers Coordination Centre, a volunteer division of Sh. Yessenov Science and Education Foundation, and Vox Populi, a photo reports website.
 
 Participants of the 2015 Wish Tree are thirty talented children from disadvantaged families studying in circles at the Republican Schoolchildren’s Palace. Generally parents of these children cannot afford expensive private schools or more upscale courses at skills development centres . However, these are gifted boys and girls who want and are determined to develop their skills and talent despite anything.
 
Collection and delivery of gifts became possible Thanks to Rotary Club Almaty, Intercontinental Hotel, Sputnik shopping mall, a photo reports website VOXPopuli and just caring people who purchased gifts for the children, it became possible to collect and deliver the presents to their addressees.  
 
Over the years the Wish Tree project has been running, more than 150 children had their dreams come true.  These are children from needy families and various child walfare organizations such as for deaf and hearing-impaired children, TB dispensary, orphanage No. 2, and Special Olympics organization. Not only every child’s wish came true but did they make new friends who still take care and support them.   
 
The charity’s goals are to: deliver New Year gifts to children from disadvantaged families who cannot afford to buy these;  
promote the idea of volunteering and charity and encourage more people to take part in socially important events.
 
The Republican Schoolchildren’s Palace is the largest nonschool organization of the country which gives the opportunity to children to attend free of charge more than 90 circles and sections. Out of 5 200 people currently studying there, 30 underprivileged children were chosen.
 
Also, this year’s Wish Tree included children from TeenChallenge Kazakhstan Centre which accommodates and supports mothers who are in the Centre’s Female rehabilitation Programme. Bare essentials such as socks, children's panty-hose, diapers, baby talc, soap, children's laundry detergent, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and groceries were handed over to the Centre’s occupants.  Currently, there are 25 children, newborns and till 17, and 20 mothers living in the center.
 
Wish Tree is not simply a project for collecting gifts, but which also aims to promote the idea of charity and draw attention of the public to more important and serious issues.
 
For additional information you may contact Komanda SOS:
+7 705 181 83 95  +7 705 888 57 88 www.volunteer.kz
 PARTNERS OF THE PROJECT ARE ROTARY CLUB ALMATY AND INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL.