Published: Wednesday, 11.05.2011

Make a gift of your smile to children!

SOS Children's Village Croatia Internet campaign, “A Smile of a Friend for the Smile of Children”, was launched on April 11, 2011. The campaign is aimed at encouraging members of the general public to sign up and become members of the SOS Children's Village Croatia Friends Club and help the children who found home in SOS Children's Villages by making regular monthly donations. The campaign will only run until June 11, 2011, so if you want to join, there’s no time like the present!

“A Smile of a Friend for the Smile of Children” is something of a continuation of our last year’s campaign, “Home Filled with a Smile”, which raised more than HRK 35.000 and helped cover the annual utility expenses for two additional houses in SOS Children's Villages in 2010.
The goal of “A Smile of a Friend for the Smile of Children” is to sign up 100 friends for the SOS Children's Village Croatia Friends Club. Friends who choose to make regular monthly donations for the care of children without parents and parental care will financially contribute, through the Friends Club, to the daily life of 250 children and youngsters who have found a permanent home in SOS Children's Villages and SOS Youth Facilities.

SOS Children's Village Croatia dearly wants all such children to grow up as carefree and as painlessly as possible, so that they can become independent, happy young people. We are grateful for any and all assistance we receive from general public towards accomplishing this goal. You too can prove your friendship by making a regular monthly donation. You set the donation amount yourself, in accordance with your wishes and abilities. Every offering, no matter how small, is a valuable contribution to the happier childhood of children who found home in SOS Children's Villages Lekenik and Ladimirevci.
In the first month of the campaign, we received 2721 calls to our special phone number. You too can join in by donating the amount of your choice over Internet or by calling 060 840 840 and gifting your smile and HRK 2.30 to the children from SOS Children's Village Croatia.
“A Smile of a Friend for the Smile of Children” builds on our last year’s campaign and its message that we and our friends are doing everything we can to ensure a better tomorrow, happy home and peaceful childhood for all children. Every day we gain new friends and we are deeply thankful to them for supporting our work and thus making the childhood of our children in SOS Children's Village Lekenik and Ladimirevci easier and happier.

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:
Teatar.hr, Najbolje knjige, Radio Rijeka, Dobbin, Croz, Njuškalo, Neolit, Gripa.hr, Frodo, Spona, Biologija.com.hr, Coolinarika, Bug, Klinfo.hr, Business.hr, Poslovni.hr, Centar zdravlja, Femina.hr, Nord grupa, Ženski kutak, Sretno dijete, 24 Sata, Dvije mame, Net.hr, Danas.hr, Večernji list, Teklić, Edukacija.hr, Poslovniturizam.com, Moj posao, KupiProdaj!, 4Kotača, Centar nekretnina, EduCentar, Booksa, Queer.hr, eZadar.hr, television stations Nova TV, RTL, HTV, Z1, Jabuka TV, CMC and radio stations Zagrebački radio, Petrinjski radio, Radio Mrežnica, Radio 101, Radio 047, Radio Samobor, Radio plus OS, Radio Drniš, Radio Rijeka, City Radio, Slavonski radio, Radio Čakovec, Radio Sjeverozapad Varaždin, Kvarnerski radio, Radio Pitomača, Radio Dalmacija, Radio Aktiv, Radio Bljesak, Radio Glas Podravine, Radio Jadranka, Radio Vinkovci, Radio Drava, Otočni radio Kornati and Soundset Plavi.



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