The Naked Heart Foundation will open a Children’s Play Tent in Krymsk, Southern Russia. Flash floods on July 7th left more than 170 people dead and thousands homeless. Krymsk, a town of 57,000 in the south of the Krasnodarski Krai, was worst affected.
Having visited the region, the president of the charity Natalia Vodianova decided to create a temporary day care centre where families affected by the floods can bring their children to play and get their minds off the tragedy.
Natalia Vodianova: While visiting local shelters I met many children who had lost all their belongings in the floods. They were delighted with simple things like bubbles, pencils and the few books we brought with us. Unlike their parents, kids have no control over what is going on. If adults are kept busy cleaning up and trying to fix things, children are left to watch them and feel helpless. The Naked Heart Foundation's Children’s Play Tent will be a big space where children can draw, paint, play and interact in a safe, comfortable and bright environment.
The centre will be running for a minimum of several months and will be staffed by both professional psychologists and play specialists as well as volunteers.
The Naked Heart Foundation has been working with children and their play needs for over 7 years.
If you want to make a donation for the project, please visit Natalia’s page on JustGiving.com.