On June 12 about 30 Hillel students took part in a volunteer action "Make children's life brighter!"
. They came to the State Saint-Petersburg Hospital for Children with brushes, colors and creative ideas to make the walls of the hospital more attractive, bright and positive. In a few hours the walls of neurologic department were covered by flowers, funny animals and other bright pictures. Some children from the hospital were also invited to join them and paint their own pictures with the help of Hillel painters.
"Usually we make volunteer activities for the Jewish community, but Rabbi Hillel was not only a Jewish Wiseman, he was a great humanist, that's why for Hillel jubilee we decided to make an action in a state hospital that provides help for children of all nationalities" - says one of the Hillel volunteers.
The action "Make children's life brighter!"
was organized with a help of initiative volunteer group "We help",
participate in volunteer actions for many years. They were really helpful in negotiations with the hospital staff. Some leaders of "We help" group are Jews and Hillel Saint-Petersburg plans to continue working with them, launching new projects both for Jewish community and for the city in general.