This year’s employee holiday present is the gift of giving. Each employee in Finland got to choose whether to donate his or her share to The Finnish Association for Nature or Hope ry.
The Finnish Association for Nature Conservation
The Finnish Association for Nature Conservation (Suomen Luonnonsuojeluliitto) is the largest non-governmental organization for environmental protection and nature conservation in Finland. Giving a donation to the organization is giving a gift for Finnish nature. The donation goes to climate change prevention. Read more: www.sll.fi
Hope ry is an association dedicated to support less fortunate children and families in Finland. The aim of the organization is to give equal opportunities for every child and improve their quality of life. Hope ry gives clothes and supports children’s hobbies and free-time activities, among other initiatives. Read more: hopeyhdistys.fi
The end result was very even, with all employees in Finland participating. Both charities collected a sizeable sum. The amount donated to Hope ry will be split equally among the operations in Vaasa, Lappeenranta and Helsinki. The team in Norway will also be donating their gift to Doctors without Borders and a local sports organization.