Every year, SOS Children's Village Croatia makes a list of necessary investments. It includes, among other things, maintenance of existing facilities – 32 family houses where children live with their SOS mothers, 4 youth facilities housing 15 high school students each, SOS Social Center and other facilities.
With such a large number of facilities, it is understandable that a few are in need of renovation every year. Our corporate partners help us in this task.
In order to keep the maintenance work up to the standard required for child care facilities, we designed a system under which the corporate partners cover the cost of work done by professional contractors, who are helped by the volunteers – employees of the partner company.
Partners can choose between house painting, window replacement, playground repairs and painting, landscaping and similar activities. They always work in cooperation with the professionals.
The professional contractors take care of the expert side of the job, but the involvement of volunteers is extremely important: they help with the preparation and final clean-up and with other simpler tasks. In addition to volunteer work, they also get to know the SOS Children's Village and spend time with children and SOS mothers.
Benefits from the partnership:
- volunteer work is always completed within a day
- volunteers are involved on several levels – in addition to helping with the work itself, volunteers have the opportunity to spend time with children and SOS mothers
- involvement of professional contractors ensures high quality work done in the minimum amount of time, which means that the daily life of children, families and Village remains free of distractions
Experiences (statements from several key partners)
Social responsibility is one of Bosch’s core values, and we are deeply honoured that SOS Children's Village Lekenik and Bosch have become such great friends in recent years. As always, the message that we want to send through our activities is focused on the importance of helping the people in need and raising awareness of socially responsible business practices in our corporate operations.
It always delights us to see laughter and joy on children’s faces, and that is precisely how the children greet us whenever we visit. This is why Mazda has been a proud partner and friend to SOS Children's Villages for years now, not just in Croatia but also in Europe as a whole. We are always happy to participate in new projects and we are happy that our Mazda2, featuring beautiful drawings made by the children from SOS Children's Village Lekenik, will provide its Mobile Team with comfort and safety as they drive to visit the families that need their expert help and advice.
Nova TV and MasterChef appreciate knowledge and education and we hold culinary profession in high esteem. This is why we are so proud that our show Celebrity MasterChef gave away a humanitarian prize at the end of its run. We will be delighted to follow the progress of the young and ambitious cook who grew up in the SOS Children's Village Lekenik, and who will hopefully soon become a well-known, respected professional chef.
SOS Children's Villages do noble work and we want to support them in their mission. So far we have donated food, hygiene and house cleaning products, as well as other products that allow children in SOS families to live a normal life and have their needs met. Additionally, we let SOS Children's Village set up a promotional booths in our stores, so that the SOS Children's Village representatives can educate our shoppers on the work of the SOS.
We are extremely pleased with our cooperation with SOS Children's Village Croatia and happy we can contribute to the care they provide for the children without parents or parental care. Rekord-tim is committed to socially responsible business practices and we donate to a number of charities.
We are glad our donation contributed to the important goal of providing children with a warm home, education opportunities and healthy, stimulating environment. After visiting the SOS Forget-Me-Not House and meeting with the wonderful children and SOS mother who live there, as well as other children in the Village, we were amazed by their openness, sense of joy and warmth. Every child has to have a safe base, a parent they can count on for comfort and shelter and a home in the setting where the child will be prepared for life and enabled to adapt to new situations. We have witnessed firsthand how SOS CVC provides all this for a large number of abandoned and neglected children while building a healthy environment in which to live and develop. We hope our friendship will continue for a long time and encourage other companies to join in and help as much as they are able.
Dear friends, we are so glad we got to meet you, donate several of our TV sets to your children and spend a wonderful time with you. What you do for the young people in Croatia is invaluable. In my own name and on behalf of companies GRUNDIG and ARCELIK, I wish you every success as you continue on your noble path.
INA has been supporting the SOS Children's Village Croatia for many years now, and during that time, we joined forces on a number of joint activities and happy, helpful projects. Sponsoring an SOS family is a new and special experience for us. Safe home, warm atmosphere and support that every child receives in his or her SOS house are indispensable to developing their full potential. And that is why we in INA appreciate all the efforts and hard work that SOS Children's Village Croatia puts into ensuring that their children can grow, learn and enjoy a carefree childhood. Their work is made easier by the involvement of corporate partners who support individual SOS houses. This is why we hope that our example will encourage other companies to take more active part in supporting SOS Children's Village Croatia in this manner, which allows them to help the children in Lekenik and Ladimirevci directly.
According to the applicable laws of the Republic of Croatia, donations from natural persons are not subjected to taxation. Corporate donations are not subjected to Profit tax if the amount of the donation is less than 2% of the company's revenues in the previous year, while the Value added tax act stipulates the tax-exempt of corporate money donations.
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