We are All Special: the start of an UKRSIBBANK campaign to support the children with Down syndrome

From September 15 to December 15, 2021 – for three months UKRSIBBANK BNP Paribas Group together with its customers will be raising funds to improve the quality of life of children with Down syndrome. This is the 12th year that the bank has been implementing the Silver Coin project with the Down Syndrome All-Ukrainian Charitable Organization.

Every year Silver Coin, the action in support of children with Down syndrome, is dedicated to a specific topic and has a special mission. This time its key concept is “We are All Special.” Anyone can support the initiative by making a cash “contribution” to special boxes in any of the 238 branches of UKRSIBBANK or use the QR code and transfer non-cash funds to the account of the Down Syndrome All-Ukrainian Charitable Organization.

“Our goal is to make the inclusion a real part of our life, where we are all special and have equal rights. Together with Down Syndrome Organization, our partners and clients, we strive to improve the lives of people with Down Syndrome through the projects like Silver Coin. After all, by helping those who need it, we learn to perceive the world in a new way and create a better future,” said Yanina Olkhovska, Director of Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility and Engagement of UKRSIBBANK BNP Paribas Group.

The funds raised in 2021 will be used to provide three grants to the best socio-pedagogical regional projects in Ukraine, which will contribute to the formation of comprehensive abilities of children with Down syndrome.

“Children with Down syndrome have great potential. Like every child, they need love and support in various areas of their lives from their relatives and friends, from others and teachers to discover this potential. Our joint projects with UKRSIBBANK BNP Paribas Group enable caring people from different parts of Ukraine to create great initiatives that will help people with an extra chromosome get all the opportunities for their development and a decent life,” said Olena Bolshanina, President of Down Syndrome Organization.

Equal conditions for development and education are a basic principle of companies, the values of which are focused on meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Therefore, as part of the international BNP Paribas Group with a clear corporate social responsibility strategy and sustainable development policy, we strive to provide equal opportunities for the development and contribute to the future of Ukrainian society.

Anyone can support the positive change initiative of the Silver Coin in one click on the official website of the Down Syndrome All-Ukrainian Charitable Organization or transfer funds in favor of the Down Syndrome All-Ukrainian Charitable Organization to the account IBAN: UA833510050000026004265663403. In addition, you can order a Silver Coin payment card from UKRSIBBANK.

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