Aizkraukles Banka supports 52 pupils from Dundaga and Kocēni municipalities on their way to school

September 7, 2010, 14:22 / Banking

Within the framework of the charity campaign “Schoolbag”, on 2 September 27 junior schoolchildren in Dundaga municipality and on 3 September 25 junior schoolchildren in Kocēni municipality received gift certificates, worth 25 lats each, for buying school goods.

Financial support to children from low-income families has been donated by Aizkraukles Banka customers, management and employees during AB.LV Charity Golf Tournament 2010.

Participants of the charity golf tournament, held by Aizkraukles Banka in August, were invited to contribute their donation to the “Schoolbag” charity programme in order to raise funds for low-income families to buy school goods, so that children are happy on their way to school!

Funds raised during the tournament have been used to provide support to 52 pupils. AB.LV Sabiedriskā labuma fonds in cooperation with municipal social service gave this money to junior schoolchildren in Dundaga municipality (Kurzeme) and Kocēni municipality (Vidzeme). The families received special gift certificates, worth 25 lats, to buy necessary school goods!

Charity campaign “Schoolbag” has been held in Latvia since 2006. In previous years, more than 4000 pupils were provided support on their way to school thanks to this campaign. The campaign is coordinated by foundation “Ziedot” in cooperation with more than 30 other charitable organizations in Latvia. This is the second year AB.LV Sabiedriskā labuma fonds participates in the campaign.

See event photos from Dundaga (Dundaga municipality) and Dikļi (Kocēni municipality).

AB.LV Sabiedriskā labuma fonds is a corporate charity fund, which promotes the society and business responsibility for people around us and for working environment. The fund provides support to creative persons and outstanding organizations that contribute their efforts and knowledge to achievement of targets important for the whole society — building of strong Latvian state and consolidated wealthy society. The fund founders are Oleg Fil and Ernest Bernis.

Additional information:

Ilmars Jargans
Head of Public Relations Department
+ 371 6700 2296
ilmars.jargans@ab.lv