Roschier expands its collaboration with Save the Children Finland
We have supported Save the Children Finland with pro bono work for years, and our long-time collaboration was deepened by our recent EUR 100 000 donation, which will be earmarked for Save the Children’s activities to support Ukrainian families arriving in Finland. Our donation is part of our pledge to donate a total of EUR 500 000 to humanitarian relief for Ukraine.
Our donation to Save the Children will be targeted to aiding Ukrainian children and families who have fled to Finland in order to escape the war in their home country. In addition to the financial support, the collaboration also entails pro bono legal assistance in connection with the work that Save the Children is carrying out in relation to the migrants arriving in Finland.
With the help of the recent donation, Save the Children Finland will acquire toys and other articles that will be used to relieve the stress of children traumatized by their experiences in addition to gift cards to grocery stores for families in need. The organization will also launch and maintain activities in Ukrainian and Russian, for children who have fled the war, in their online youth community center Netari. The donation will enable Save the Children Finland the flexibility needed to expand necessary activities for Ukrainians in Finland.
“The suffering of the Ukrainian children and families has touched us deeply, and we wanted to channel our support to a well-known and trustworthy organization like Save the Children. During our longtime collaboration, we have followed their operations closely and we are impressed by their way of working and achieving results”, says our pro bono-responsible Partner Ami Paanajärvi.
“Our valuable partnership with Roschier expands significantly. With their support, we are able to provide assistance also here in Finland for children and youth who have escaped the war in Ukraine. Concrete aid, like grocery store gift cards, is a significant help for families who have had to flee their home country and leave behind almost everything they own. It is also very important for our organization to be able to get support from our business partners in their respective field – from Roschier, we get support in legal matters. We are grateful for our deepening collaboration”, says Sanna Kuusisto, Director of Communications and Fundraising at Save the Children Finland.
Children and youth is one of the main themes for Roschier’s Corporate Social Responsibility activities. Our contribution to Save the Children Finland is a further step in our commitment to allocate substantial sums to humanitarian relief for Ukraine through Finnish, Swedish and international humanitarian organizations.
Over 21 000 Ukrainians have fled to Finland
More than 11 million people are believed to have fled and left their homes in Ukraine since the war started. This number includes more than two thirds of all Ukrainian children. More than 21 000 people have escaped to Finland. Since March, Save the Children has provided psychosocial support for children in child friendly spaces that the organization operates, and gift cards to families to enable them to buy what is acutely needed. With the gift cards, families are able to buy the necessities, like hygiene products, because many have left their country with only a small bag, and the monetary support that they are entitled to may be delayed. Toys for the kids are important tools for relieving stress and getting back to normalcy.
The relief operations are expanding all over Finland.
Save the Children Finland is a politically and religiously independent non-governmental organization founded in 1922, which works for child rights, to achieve immediate and permanent changes in children’s lives in Finland and all over the world. It is a part of the international Save the Children organization, which works to improve children’s lives in more than 100 countries worldwide.
Satu Suontaa, Head of Communications, Save the Children Finland, tel. +358 50 344 0242, email@example.com
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