a Christmas market
For the second year in a row, Christmas market stalls were installed between the buildings of our central office in Moscow, and the charity market welcomed a host of customers once again. There, you could find anything from handmade postcards, Christmas balls and wreaths, to ceramic tableware, knitted accessories, delicious homemade pastries, and even home-brewed beer. Half of the stalls are occupied by company employees, and the other half by volunteers from a partner charity fund. In 2019, we partnered with the ZHIVI Foundation, which helps children battling cancer in various regions of Russia.
Just three hours after the market opened its doors, the team had gathered 560,000 rubles (around $7,200). Kaspersky doubled the amount of donations and transferred 1,120,000 rubles (around $ 14,400) to the charity fund. A children's clinical hospital in the city of Tula will use this money to equip a playground for its younger patients who are undergoing heavy treatment.