ZapSibNeftekhim's volunteers delivered presents to children of the war

7 november 2023

Volunteers from SIBUR's Tobolsk-based ZapSibNeftekhim facility carried out yet another 'A Gift for a Veteran' charitable campaign. They had put together gift sets for “children of the war”. 

Some of the gifts were handed over to Tobolsk District's office of the All-Russian NGO "Children of the War", while the rest were delivered straight to the homes of the most senior members of the organization. The company's volunteers are convinced that you don't need to wait for a special occasion to give one's attention and care to the elderly.

Daria Cherepanova, a volunteer, an expert with ZapSibNeftekhim's Department for Government Relations and Socio-Economic Projects:
By virtue of being regularly in contact with the NGOs that support veterans, one becomes aware of how important it is to give one's attention to them not only on public holidays, but also on regular days. The elderly people are often lonely, and even such a simple gift as sweet treats for tea or a five-minute chat can help instill in them the feeling of "being needed".”

In the course of the campaign, 40 members of the "Children of the War" NGO were presented with gift sets that included sweet treats and tea collections.

Tamara Malkova, Chair of the Tobolsk Chapter of the All-Russian NGO "Children of the War":
"Once again, we would like to extend our gratitude to our longtime friends, volunteers from SIBUR. We really appreciate their attention; the veterans are always delighted that they are not forgotten.”

As it often happens, the volunteers could not just present the gifts and be gone. The veterans were so touched that they invited the volunteers to join them over a cup of tea, inquiring the latter about their activism and offering their own recollections of the days long gone.

Galina Yagodina, a veteran:

“Thank you for remembering about us and finding the time to just hang around with us and have some tea together. I am very happy today and I even reminisced about my past years. This reminded me of how, during the war, my mother, my sisters and myself used to sit down at the table and drink fireweed infusion out of clay mugs. Fireweed was the only thing we could harvest in the meadow and brew. We would just sit and dream about the happier times to come”.