Help Children!

Riga, Latvia, December 5, 2013, 14:56 / Banking

Already for the seventh time, ABLV Charitable Foundation in cooperation with ABLV Bank arranges Christmas fund drive, during which our customers and officers make donations to two main social programmes of the foundation: ‘Help hear!’ and ‘Help grow up!’

Under the first programme, we ensure the latest hearing devices for hearing-impaired children whose parents cannot afford those devices. Thanks to your donations during the fund drive last year, we were able to help 48 children this year! While over all previous years of running the programme, 53 children were given the opportunity to hear well. Every year, about 110 Latvian children need such devices. To help one child, approximately EUR 2000 is necessary.

Under the second programme – ‘Help hear!’ – we arrange summer camps for children from low-income families. Last summer, 680 children from all over Latvia stayed in those camps, acquiring new friends and learning many new things.

On behalf of all children and their parents, we express gratitude to those who took part in making the life of those children better, and it should be noted that the foundation together with ABLV Bank doubles the amount of donations made to these programmes. More information about programmes of the foundation is available here.

Moreover, the foundation has recently launched new programme: ‘Help 21.11’, which is intended for long-term support to children whose parents died or suffered in the tragic accident in Riga neighbourhood Zolitude on the 21st of November. Just like many people in Latvia and abroad, we are deeply shocked by accident of roof collapse in supermarket Maxima that killed 54 people and wounded many others. ABLV Bank made the first donation of LVL 50 thousand (EUR 71.1 thousand) to this programme.

We will be grateful for every donation.

To donate funds, make a transfer to the details stated below or ask your private banker for making such transfer on your behalf.

Our details:
ABLV Charitable Foundation
Account: LV75AIZK0001130082670
ABLV Bank, AS, SWIFT: AIZKLV22

Depending on the chosen programme, state the following in the information to beneficiary:
Help hear! or
Help grow up! or
Help 21.11

ABLV Charitable Foundation is founded in 2006 by the shareholders of ABLV bank, Mr.Ernests Bernis and Mr.Olegs Fils, for implementing their values and facilitating social responsibility of business for the people and the environment around us. The Foundation is operating as the main partner of the ABLV Bank in its charity activities, supporting creative people and outstanding organizations that direct their efforts and knowledge to achieving goals important for the whole society – to create a strong state of Latvia and a united society having enough to live on. Our attention is focused on contemporary art, children and youth, development of education and civil society. During last years the Foundation has supported almost 200 projects providing finances of 1 000 000 EUR.