Bank is giving New Year Miracles to children
On December 18, 2009 implemented the Saint Nicholas Day Project, under which employees raised money to buy gifts for Saint Nicholas Day to children children’s homes. The children from the Lubotin Monther and Child Home in Kharkiv Oblast and the Kyiv Oblast Center “Mother and Child Together” in Fastov and Boyarka were presented evolutive toys and warm clothing.
Platinum Bank is continuing its corporate volunteering program among its employees. For the Saint Nicholas Day, the bank employees gathered money for congratulation of children with the Saint Nicholas Day in three cities of Ukraine – Kharkiv, Boyarka and Fastov. 82 children who reside in those institutions received long-expected gifts from Platinum Bank. Eastern Europe Fund and Ukrainian National Public Volunteer Center joined the congratulations of the bank, and also passed their new year handsels to those centers. In addition, the bank congratulated the large family of Giptenko L.N. who are raising 5 children in Kyiv.
Viktoria Mikhno Head of Public Relations Department of Bank pointed out: «Platinum Bank is implementing social responsibility projects in three areas such as Environmental Program «Go Green», corporate volunteering and educational programs. The corporate volunteering program is greatly supported by the management and employees of the bank. We are glad indeed that common efforts of our employees were able to present their new year smiles to children from children’s homes ».
«I believe that all children should have gifts for the Saint Nicholas Day. Especially this relate to children deprived of parental warmth and care. In partnership with Platinum Bank, our Fund has repeatedly held actions for children’s homes, boarding schools and other specialized facilities. I am sure that every day routine should not make adults forgetting to make holidays for children», - commented by Viktor Luakh the Executive Officer of the Eastern Europe Fund.
Dmitriy Doroshok - Director of Ukrainian National Volunteer Public Center added: «Our center is working with children and for the well-being of children, therefore we make use of any opportunity to make children hoping for miracle and being in good mood. And it is important not only on holidays but on usual routine days. Apart from the above activity, volunteers of our organization put their initiatives into practice on the basis of oncohematological departments of child hospitals in Kyiv, helping children who undergo a long-term treatment in their evolution and making their psychoemotional state better. Children who are fighting with cancer need everyday support, belief in miracle and fairy-tale like no other, especially on the eve of new year miraculous holidays. So we call all who are not indifferent to join us and become magicians. It is really easy to help».
Platinum Bank (www.platinumbank.com.ua) (formerly International Mortgage Bank and Family Credit) provides deposit and loan products to individuals through a network of branches and points of sales throughout Ukraine. As of January, 1, 2009 consolidated assets of Platinum Bank were approximately 1,4 billion UAH. Platinum Bank is first among large Ukrainian banks by capitalization (the ratio of consolidated shareholders' equity/assets) and 34th among consolidated shareholders' equity. The main shareholders of Platinum Bank are international management companies such as Horizon Capital, East Capital and IFC (a subsidiary of the World Bank).