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In One Day, a Complete Renovation of Rooms for 12 Children

Superheroes all over Slovenia!

At the Corporate Volunteering Day event in June, we rolled up our sleeves and fully renovated rooms for 12 children at the Planina Residential Treatment Center, which provides social services in the field of education and training for children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional disorders as well as those with mild intellectual disabilities, who are unable to participate in mainstream education. Between 20 and 37 adolescents from across Slovenia live in five separate houses in the middle of a newer development and are being assisted by caring teachers, educators, nurses, counselors, a psychiatrist and administrative technical personnel, all of whom have a great deal of passion and understanding, day and night.

Thanks to Vez-je and Microsoft, we also equipped each of the 30 rooms with computers and software. Over 150 volunteers worked together for the benefit of the children. Children from the Planina institute also helped with the renovation. Davor said: "I am really looking forward to moving into a new house, but I am even more excited about the holidays!"

In addition to the Corporate Volunteering Day events, charity and volunteering events are taking place across Slovenia, in different NGOs, schools and institutions, throughout the year.

The project in numbers for the last 4 years:

111 companies

150 campaigns

2,019 volunteers

11,872 hours of voluntary work

A big thank you to:

The honorary patron of the project and all the sponsors for their continuous support, and to all the companies and their employees involved in projects for improving the lives of those living in our communities:

Abbvie, Agilcon, Alamma Adria, AmCham Slovenia, AmCham Young Leaders Club, Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana, Automobil Import, Aviat, Bisnode, Eli Lilly, Emma, GlaxoSmithKline, Kadrovske storitve, Karanović & Nikolić, Languagesitter, Law Office Jadek & Pensa, Microsoft, Petrol, Philip Morris, U.S. Embassy Ljubljana , Založba Rokus Klett, and Zavarovalnica Triglav.