News & Events
|Charity fairs at Janus|
|June 26, 2012|
Janus staff has been organizing charity fairs for five years in a row, open to everyone.
The fairs are held three times a year, and the items on sale are brought along by the company’s employees themselves.
All members of staff are able to bring something along to the fair, as long as it is something in good condition that can actually be used. Traditionally we tend to get a lot of DVDs, souvenirs from various countries, perfumes and fragrances, occasionally clothes and shoes, accessories and small electronic devices.
The lots are put on sale at the fair anonymously, and are not given price-tags. Everything that is brought along is put on display, and a box is placed nearby for contributions. Everyone is welcome to come along, have a look at what’s on offer, take something if they so desire, and make whatever contribution they feel is appropriate. Contributions can be made without taking an item, or items can be taken without making a contribution: staff members are completely free to do as their conscience dictates!
The fairs held within the company serve the following purposes:
All the money collected is given to the charity ‘Podari Zhizn’ (‘Give the gift of life’): www.podari-zhizn.ru.
After the fair has taken place, the owners of the items on sale can collect anything that has not been sold. All the remaining lots are at the disposal of the organisers, and may be used in similar fairs in other locations, sent to children’s orphanages or used for any other charitable purpose, depending on their particular characteristics.