Published: Tuesday, 11.01.2011

35 000 reasons for children to smile

The Internet campaign “Home Filled with a Smile” was successfully completed at the beginning of this year. The goal of the campaign, which ran from November 2, 2010 to January 2, 2011, was to raise HRK 35.000 – the amount needed to cover the annual utility expenses of an SOS house.

During the two-month campaign, we exceeded our own expectations: the campaign raised enough money to cover the 2010 utility expenses for three houses in SOS Children's Villages.

In the course of the campaign, we kept everyone informed about the progress of the campaign through an interactive, comprehensive web presentation on the SOS Children's Village Croatia web portal. The campaign also ran on Facebook and Twitter.

In those two months, we managed to reach many people and successfully bring the campaign to a close. In addition to raising the desired funds, we had two companies, Amis and Tetrapak, donating funds to cover the utility expenses for two additional SOS houses, thus ensuring a stress-free year for three houses in SOS Children's Village Croatia.

Numerous companies and media outlets supported the campaign by putting up web banners at their websites, writing feature stories, sending newsletters and announcements and publishing ads in the print media:

Večernji list, Jutarnji list, 24 sata, INA, Hrvatska pošta, PBZ card, MojPosao, EduCentar, 4Kotača, CentarNekretnina, Posao.hr, Coolinarika, Njuškalo, Sportnet, CARDIF osiguranje, Radio Rijeka, Najbolje knjige, Nord, Nord grupa, Obnovi kupaonicu, Dobbin, Udruga "Za novi dan", Teatar.hr, HSM informatika, Lukin portal, Femina, Sretno dijete, Klinfo, Gripa.hr, Spona, CROZ, Millenium promocija, Životopis.hr, Ptičica, Moja edukacija, Zarazno.com, Poslovni software, Globmarket, Ženski kutak, Crodream, Teklić, OK Vihor, Dvije mame, Froddo, Biologija.com.hr, Cromoda, Prevedi.net, Moj mobitel, Bika.net.

“Every child is entitled to a happy childhood in a caring home and family. SOS Children's Village is committed to providing children without parents with a happy childhood and home filled with a smile. We want to show how important it is for children to have a happy home. “Home Filled with a Smile” campaign sends the message that we and our friends our doing everything we can to ensure a better future, happy home and peaceful childhood for all children”, said Branka Mihaljinec, PR Coordinator.

By supporting this campaign, our fellow citizens have proven that they recognize its importance. Their contributions have made it possible to cover the 2010 utility expenses for three houses in the SOS Children's Village.

On behalf of our children, thank you all!


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