About Us

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Love’s Bridge is a non-religious charity based in Perm, Russia. Our name was inspired by the popular song “Love Can Build a Bridge”.

Love’s Bridge was founded in 1997 and is a nonprofit public charity, registered with the U.S. government with tax-exempt 501C3 status. Although officially registered in the state of Oregon, all our activities and employed staff are based in Russia, working directly with Perm’s most vulnerable children and young people.

With very few administrational overheads, over 95% of all donations are used directly on the children and young people.

Love’s Bridge currently operates two centers in the city of Perm, employing between 10-15 people. All of our full-time staff are Russian, apart from two British project managers. Volunteers continue to play a very important role in our work.

All Love’s Bridge projects are realized in conjunction with Zashita, a registered Russian charity.

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Watch a performance of “Love can build a bridge”