“We were twice as happy. For the first time, it was when we were addressed by Unipetrol, and for the second time when we received almost CZK 115,000. We want to use the money to buy outdoor fitness equipment for our seniors, to modernise garden summerhouses and to revitalise the relaxation zone,” says Hana Sošková, Executive Director of Krušnohorská poliklinika which runs the home for the elderly, Naděje, in Litvínov.
The first charity of Unipetrol Group employees entitled Fulfilled Wishes was held in 2011. Unipetrol matches the sum raised to double the amount donated. This year, the charity has raised CZK 464,000. The total amount of money raised during the charity’s existence is CZK 2,062,086. The funds collected have been distributed among six non-profit organisations. “We choose the non-profit organisations that are active in the regions of our six manufacturing plants. We help children, families, mentally and physically disabled persons and senior citizens,” says Jiří Hájek, Corporate Communication Director at the Unipetrol Group.
The children’s home in Most supports and looks after homeless children and children whose families are facing a difficult life situation. It is available to children between the ages of 3−18, or even to older children – during the time of their future job training. The home’s capacity is 48 children. It also runs a facility providing urgent assistance and a halfway house which helps young people leaving children’s homes once they come of age.
The mission of the home for the elderly, Naděje, is to offer long-stay services and care for the elderly over 65 years of age. The target group includes senior citizens who need regular care of another due to their health condition, reduced self-sufficiency or another adverse social situation and who cannot be served by field services or close relatives. The home provides accommodation, catering, assistance in the daily routine activities, medical and nursing care. It also intermediates contact with the social environment, activisation and social and therapeutic activities.