Wishing Tree

Christmas morning without presents under the tree is a sad reality facing many Russian Children in Orphanages each year. This year we would like to invite our parents to join us in helping the Philimonkovsky Orphanage ("Solnyshko") by giving individual Christmas gifts to the children who live there. Here you can find more information on how you can help:

Our school will have two Wishing Trees, set up in the foyer of both the Primary School and the High School. Each Wishing Tree will have gift tags attached representing each child in the orphanage, with their gender and age on it. We ask that you select a Gift Tag and then buy an appropriate Gift for that child and then return the gift along with the Gift Tag attached (so we know who the gift is suitable for) and place it back under the Wishing Tree !

Some chosen students from CIS Skolkovo will then accompany the delivery of all the Christmas Gifts to The Sun Orphanage prior to the last day of school.

Here’s how you can help,

Gift Ideas for the different Age Groups

Babies and toddlers: Rattles, soft toys, blankets, clothing, toys, building blocks, storybooks.
Young children – aged 4 – 8yrs: Balls /sports equipment, outdoor games, books, toys, board games, dolls, toy car/train sets, Lego blocks/sets, colouring books and coloured pencil sets, jackets, beanies, hats, gloves, scarves.
Older children – aged 9 – 14 yrs: Board games, books and activity books, accessories, outdoor equipment (ie. frisbee, bike, skateboard, balls, scooter) funky stationery, card games, Jackets, beanies, hats, gloves, scarves.
Teenagers: novels, board games, gift cards, sports equipment, body lotions, deodorant packs, accessories (ie. Jewellery, watches, hats, caps, scarves, gloves), makeup (ie. lip gloss packs, nail polish), candles, photo frames, DVD’s.


Thank you for your support and Merry Christmas !!

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