A charitable auction organised by Vogue Russia and the Naked Heart Foundation raised 605,000 for the charity. The funds will help the NHF create support services for families with disabled children as well as build more children’s play facilities in Russia.
The event took place on December the 3rd at the famous Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. The unique lots for the auction, one-off toys, were designed specially for this occasion by Russia’s most celebrated designers. Ulyana Sergeenko, Vika Gazinskaya and Alexander Terekhov among them. Yana Raskovalova’s porcelain doll alone raised 75 thousand euros and became the most expensive lot of the auction led by Christie’s.
It wasn’t the first time Vogue Russia helped the Naked Heart Foundation fundraise. In September 2012 during Vogue’s Fashion Night Out special edition T-shirts were sold in Moscow & St Petersburg with all proceeds going to fund the charity’s International Forum for therapists and social workers who work with disabled children.
Among the projects the NHF is focusing on in 2013 are building tens of play parks including the charity’s 100th play facility; creating support centres for families with disabled children; providing funding for inclusive summer camps as well as educational and legal support in the field of learning disabilities in Russia.