Verdict: social mission accomplished. In the first 6 months of 2013, the Charity committee of KeepCalling did their homework and supported a series of impressing causes and cases requiring close attention and friendly support. Whether through volunteer work or financial aid, KeepCalling joined forces with its employees and contributed to a sustainable community.
Drawing the line for the actions KeepCalling run from January to June 2013, the main areas valued and supported are education, culture, social aid and environment. A large part of this year’s generous charity budget of $27,500 was redirected mainly towards NGO actions.
KeepCalling employees joined along and organized in house fundraising gatherings, movie nights at the office or auctions for handmade articles.
Sibiu International Theatre Festival
On the current KeepCalling Charity list we find Sibiu International Theatre Festival, one of the most popular events in Europe, that turned Sibiu, its hosting city, into the European Capital of Culture in 2007.
Firemen Department in Sibiu
The local Firemen Department in Sibiu was second on the list of non-profit contribution under the tag “education.” KeepCalling gave a helping hand in producing specific visual aids for civic educational purposes to be used in local schools.
2% of Income Tax
In the same education category, KeepCalling donated $2750 to OvidiuRo for early education support, while many of the employees took after and transferred 2% of their income tax to the same organization. OvidiuRo is well appreciated for its realistic, simple and highly efficient program, with clear immediate results.
Talking about 2% of the employees income tax “donation,” the other top preferences were Red Cross Romania, SMURD (a popular emergency rescue service) and AnimalLife. The 2% income tax “donation” is a citizen’s simplest way to support a cause, and by now KeepCalling employees’ went to independent, highly active and politically neutral organizations.
One of the surprising cases of this summer was Camelia Oprean, whom KeepCalling donated $1000. Camelia is a superhero of Math Olympics who used the amount donated for her participation in the Awesome Math Camp in USA.
KeepCalling volunteers made us proud in Sibiu’s Marathon and Habitat for Humanity. In May 2013, KeepCalling backed up 7 of its brave employees who decided to run Sibiu’s Marathon and supported social causes.
In terms of social support, the Bolivian organization Mosoj Jan received KeepCalling support this year too. $1000 were donated for the consolidation of the Refuge of Restoration building where the NGO operates.