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
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