Charity Calendar is an annual charity calendar created at Elvira Gavrilova’s initiative, CEO of the international advertising company Amillidius, to help children from orphanages.
We talked with Elvira Gavrilova to find out the details of this project.
Elvira, tell us what is the purpose of your project?
E. G.: The goal of Charity Calendar is to attract as many people as possible to the problems of children from orphanages. All proceeds from the sale of Charity Calendar go towards fulfilling a childhood dream. This year is no exception. My team and I are planning to go to orphanages on St. Nicholas Day to please children with gifts and bring a little miracle to everyone’s life. We do not just bring humanitarian aid, we know in advance the desire of each child.
The theme of this year’s calendar is coronavirus. Why did you choose this particular topic?
E. G.: The topic of the pandemic is now on everyone’s lips. And, unfortunately, many people are suffering from the coronavirus and its consequences. As an opinion leader, it was very important for me to raise this topic and draw even more attention to it.
Who became a participant to this issue?
E. G.: Successful women and children from all over Ukraine became the participants of the calendar. Once a year, we all get together for a thematic photo shoot. This time, protective masks made of fresh flowers, created by a designer from Odessa, Julia Lyatavskaya, have become an integral accessory of our project.
January – Anastasiia Kovalova: Student of Leaders, the school of humane pedagogy in which future leaders study. She is engaged in acting, fly yoga and creativity.
February – Natalya Gubanova: German language teacher at the Odessa gymnasium. Author of scientific articles, participant in many international projects.
March – Anastasiia Bondarchuk: Model, actress. Guest of the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. She collaborated with Chopard, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Fendi, Aquazzura, and was on the cover of Elle, L’Officiel, Harper’s Bazaar, Viva. She played the main role in the film with Hollywood actor Eric Roberts.
April – Kateryna Lazor: Laureate of the all-Ukrainian rating of successful women “TOP-100. Women 2021”, investor, business woman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology.
May – Karyna Simonyan: Odesa Metropolitan School student. She goes in for tennis, dancing and studies English and French.
June – Antonina Polovenko: Owner of “Aquamarine Crew Agency” which is located in Odessa. She is the winner and titleholder of the main queen of Ukraine — “MS Top Ukraine 2021”.
July – Alina Ivershenko: Make-up artist & stylist, hairdresser. Owner of “PurPur beauty studio by Alina Ivershenko”.
August – Svitlana Yermakova: Doctor of Pedagogy, professor, practical psychologist, motivational speaker, coach, mother of multiple children, author and leader of the project “Svitlana Yermakova’s School of Spiritual Development”.
September – Maria Kzhemanovskaya: Small model. She participated in various shows of Ukrainian designers and in the International Fashion Week in Milan, is engaged in acting, ballet, creativity, and music. Her debut as an actress was the role in the film “The Incident at Wall Street Hotel” starring Hollywood actor Eric Roberts.
October – Maria Glagoleva: Founder of Maria Gragoleva Language Centre, director, English and German teacher. Holder of the award “Heritage of Odessa” and participant of the project “Top-100 Successful Ukrainians”.
November – Nataliya Bondarchuk: CEO of the “European Legal Group “Diplomat” LLC, President of the “Research Institute for Democracy Development” PO, President of the “First Step” student film festival, public figure, and philanthropist.
December – Irina Kzhemanovskaya: Owner of the Ш-Shine Medical Beauty Spa Center and the Blesk Tur Travel Agency. She swam 3 times the Bosphorus (6500 m), 2019-2020-2021. Irina played in “The Incident at Wall Street Hotel” starring Hollywood actor Eric Roberts.
The project was made by
Founder of the project: Elvira Gavrilova
Project Manager: Tatiana Drobot
Mask Designer: Julia Lyatavskaya
Photographer: Nana Moon
Makeup artists: Elena Stazhilova, Ekaterina Fedorova, Nataliya Fedorova, Alina Ivershenko
Translator: Veronika Evdokimenko
Designer: Valeriy Chaika
We thank our partner for the provided locations: Photostudio Viktor Lisenko