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Over BGN 263,000 in Support of 28 Projects Raised in Raiffeisenbank’s Choose to Help Charity Campaign

February 06, 2015
Over BGN 263,000 in Support of 28 Projects Raised in Raiffeisenbank’s Choose to Help Charity Campaign

BGN 263,576 were raised in the sixth edition of  Raiffeisenbank ‘s Choose to Help charity campaign in 2014. Over 60 % of the funds were donated to health projects. The amount was raised by donations from employees of the Raiffeisen Group and the bank itself : it matches each employee donation with BGN 100.  The campaign received donations from external donors who made direct transfers to charity organisations or via charity text messages and online donations on the campaign’s web platform, www.izberi.rbb.bg.

“This year saw a clear trend of a rise in external donations, some BGN 55,000. This is evidence that the charity campaign develops and ever more people outside the bank trust our charity platform and use it to make their personal donations to causes we had selected ," said Oliver Ryogl , CEO of Raiffeisenbank.

In six years Choose to Help  supported 166 major projects in four main areas: health, community, environment, culture and education with a total of BGN 2.02 million.

1,775 employees of the Raiffeisen Group in Bulgaria took part in this year’s Choose to Help campaign. Along with the bank’s matching donations the total funds raised reached BGN 208,632.

Choose to Help 2014 took place in October 2014 - January 2015 supporting 28 projects in the areas of health, community, environment, culture and education. The project that raised the top amount was Pirogov hospital’s purchase of anesthesia equipment for Child Traumatology’s OR (BGN 40, 968), followed by a project of Sofia’s Maternity Hospital (BGN 32, 522) and the Presidential Administration’s Bulgarian Christmas project (BGN 17, 501).

73 Raiffeisen Group employees chose to donate to causes they themselves had chosen  that were not on the initial list of projects. The amount raised for the three projects amounted to BGN 9,545.

The website of the initiative, www.izberi.rbb.bg, will publish reports of the organisations involved in the campaign.

 


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