Good Deed is a unique charity effort that aims to unite two categories of Moscow residents: those who have digital devices in working condition that they do not use and socially disadvantaged citizens who would like to use modern technology in their daily lives, but do not have the means to buy new equipment. What makes the project special is the effective interaction of private business, Moscow city officials and the general public. The organizers of Good Deed were MGTS, the Moscow Department of Information Technology and Moscow Department of Labor and Social Protection, with the support of the DaruDar (Gift-to-Gift) Internet community.
Good Deed was launched in late 2014. The purpose of the project is to provide low-income Moscow residents (the disabled, pensioners and large families) with high-tech means of communication and socialization – that is, modern digital equipment. People who need equipment make their need known to their local social services center, which publishes the needs of its clients on the DaruDar online sharing site. MGTS has organized a hot line and offline collection points for used equipment in working condition donated by those who want to help and it publishes information about the campaign on electronic invoices for telecommunications services and at its sales and service offices. In 10 months in 2015, Muscovites donated more than 300 digital devices.
The Angel search-and-rescue team was created in 2015 based out of the Moscow Heliport helicopter center. This voluntary non-profit organization is engaged in the search for missing people with the help of helicopters. Air support is essential in cases when a search is conducted over a large area. A single helicopter crew can replace dozens of volunteers.
Angel cooperates with the country's leading search services: Liza Alert, the Russian Red Cross, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations.
Private pilots (the voluntary participants in the special Angel squad) this year helped to find 42 men, 51 women and 9 children
Videopassport, the information retrieval system for adoptive parents, was established in 2007 by the author and presenter of the TV program "While All the Houses" Timur Kizyakovym, Elena Kizyakovoy and Alexander Mitroshenkovym. Videopassport is one of the most effective ways to get quality information about children without parental care.
Since 2006, 3,398 videopassport have been created for children without parental care.
Since 2012, CJSC Ferrero Russia has been a regular partner of the Videopassport All-Russian information retrieval system for the adoptive parents. In April 2012, the Videopassport All-Russian Information Retrieval System for the adoptive parents began its work in the Vladimir region, where the Ferrero confectionery factory is located.
According to the results, by Oct. 1, 2015, with the financial support Ferrero Russia, there were 230 videopassports created for children in orphanages in 12 regions of Russia; 132 arranged a family for the child.
Always keeping the focus on the Vladimir region — the geography of cooperation between the Ferrero Russia company and the Videopassport information retrieval system for adoptive parents is constantly expanding.