Christmas cheer for many from Finavia?s donations

9.12.08 at 14:55

"This year we wanted to spread happiness both in Finland and abroad. For example, the collections for the ?Alternative gift' scheme and Good Christmas Cheer are excellent and different ways of thanking Finavia's employees, cooperation partners as well as other actors for the past year," says President and CEO Samuli Haapasalo.

The largest donation was collected through exercising

Finavia's exercise campaign, which was carried out for the second time in November 2008, had a simple but effective concept: staff marked the exercise they carried out during November in an electronic exercise diary and for each entry one euro was donated to charity. The campaign for 2008 raised a total of EUR 6,147, which was donated to the Finnish Red Cross Catastrophe Fund.

The money for Christmas cards and gifts went to two causes

The Good Christmas Cheer collection will help those on low incomes and families with children in Finland who are in a difficult situation. The funds collected will be donated to families as gift vouchers that they can use to buy food for Christmas.
This year, Finavia will donate a ?classroom' through Finn Church Aid's Alternative gift scheme. A new school will be built with this gift and basic education will be supported in the world's poorest countries.

Finavia and Plan want to give wings to children's dreams

The five pastille-shaped boxes located at Helsinki-Vantaa are part of the new cooperation between Finavia and the children's organisation Plan Finland, bringing the world a little bit nearer even before the journey. Cooperation with Plan is part of Finavia's social responsibility. In addition, we also cooperate with the Seutula school and local residents' associations.

Finavia supports charity flights

Through the Wish-Upon-A-Star campaign, Finavia supports flights by Monarch Airlines which brings seriously ill children from Britain to Lapland for a visit. The flights go to Rovaniemi, where the children get to meet Father Christmas.