Direct Donations


Orphanages and Homeless Shelters: Your donation will help with meeting the orphanages’ basic needs (food, heat, bedding, clothing, transportation, etc.) and establishing vocational training programs. Your support will provide homeless kids with medical care, therapy, food, shelter.

Medical Assistance: Your contribution will help us provide medical care to children suffering from severe facial deformities and other debilitating conditions. RCWS also sponsors medical and diagnostic equipment training exchange programs for Russian doctors and medical symposiums.

Scholarship Programs: You could fund a full or partial scholarship or just a portion of the expense, allowing an intellectually outstanding student from an orphanage in Pskov, Yaroslavl, Moscow or Novgorod to attend a local college and learn a profession. Our guidance counselors assist the RCWS in ensuring that the students smoothly adjust to their new environments and use their stipend for food, books, clothing, school supplies and proper housing, as well as to provide them with necessary moral support. RCWS is currently sponsoring 86 students.

Rehabilitation Centers for Disabled Children: With your help, we will continue to provide treatment to children with mental or physical disabilities. RCWS supports rehabilitation centers that offer educational activities, vocational training, legal advice, art therapy sessions, psychological assistance, and sport and music lessons to children with disabilities.

Annual New Year's Party for Orphans in Moscow: Your gift could bring the joy and happiness of Christmas to an orphan or sick child. In December 2015, RCWS brought Christmas to over 1000 orphans and sick children in Russia with the help of our kind supporters.

Attend RCW Events

RCWS organizes fundraising events to support our ongoing programs.
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Get Your Company Involved

We are seeking corporate sponsors to help fund RCWS programs in Russia. By supporting RCWS, our sponsors provide invaluable aid to hundreds of disadvantaged children in Russia who rely on our help. It is our policy to channel 100% of approved direct donations to the designated programs.

Your company can support our organization by participating in RCWS special events. Sponsorship of the Petroushka Ball (LINK) presents an effective opportunity for corporate visibility, offers networking opportunities with prominent Russian-American businesses, and is an excellent way to entertain clients and employees. RCWS prominently features sponsors in its public relations materials throughout the year.

Help orphans and sick children in Russia by purchasing an advertisement in the Petroushka Ball program, making a contribution, ordering dinner tickets, providing in-kind donation for the auction/raffle or supplying products for the gift bags. Please contact our office at 212-473-6263 for further information.

Employer-Matching Gift Programs

Your contribution could be doubled if your employer participates in the Matching Gift Program.

Ask your Human Resources personnel for a Matching Gift Program application form and the company’s guidelines for participation.


Tribute Donations
You can make a donation in memory of someone or to commemorate someone’s birthday, graduation, anniversary, wedding or other special occasion. A tribute letter will be sent to the person(s) you designate and an acknowledgement letter will be sent to you. This letter will serve as your tax receipt.

Contributing Stock

Consider donating appreciated stocks or mutual funds. Minimizing capital gains and income taxes and obtaining an income tax deduction for the full value of the security are just some of the possible advantages of contributing stock.

For more information contact us at 212-473-6263 or

Include RCWS in Your WIll

Leaving a gift to charity in your will (bequest) is a wonderful way for your generosity and kindness to last beyond your own lifetime. Without this precious income, many of the vital projects supported by RCWS would not be possible.

Next time you update your Will or a Trust, consider RCWS for a lasting legacy of helping children at risk in Russia.

Volunteer at RCWS

We are grateful to all of the RCWS volunteers who generously devote their time and energy. If you are interested in volunteering please contact us at to learn how you can help.

Donations in Lieu of Gifts

You could help children at risk in Russia by asking guests to donate to RCWS instead of buying you gifts. Be it a birthday, wedding or Christmas, all occasions are welcome.

Please contact us at 212-473-6263 or, if you have any questions or would like to include information about RCWS with your invitations.