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September

Published: Thursday, 19.09.2013

INA and Gibonni donate to SOS Children's Village Croatia

INA- Industrija nafte d.d. and Zlatan Stipišić Gibonni today donated HRK 52.620 to the SOS Children's Village Croatia, raised through the exclusive sale of Gibonni’s album 20th Century Man at Ina’s gas stations in April and May.

The donation was handed over on behalf of INA by Darko Markotić, INA’s Executive Director of Retail, who took the opportunity to say: “On behalf of INA, and in my own name, I would like to say that it is a genuine pleasure to once again visit SOS Children's Village on such a joyous occasion, which marks the continuation of our longstanding partnership, the partnership between “the little ones” and “the big ones”, as we like to say in INA.” He added that the friendship between INA and SOS Children's Village Croatia will continue and be celebrated at the end of this year with an additional donation in the amount of HRK 300.000.

Thanking him on the donation, Mario Čović, the director of SOS Children's Village Lekenik, stated: “Now that September is here and we look back wistfully on our summer trips and adventures, all of us in the SOS Children's Village Lekenik see this as a new beginning. Each new school year opens up a new path for us, a new challenge. And just as our children in kindergarten and school have new and old friendships to look forward to, so we have our old friends from INA with us to support us as we begin anew. We value these get-togethers highly and we always do our best in our work, in school and in extracurricular activities to show that we are worthy of this friendship and that we are a genuine partner to the great INA.”

As the partner and friend of SOS Children's Village Croatia, INA works through different projects and initiatives to help the children from our Villages, encouraging the general public to join them in these important endeavors. Through this most recent campaign, INA continues to support SOS Children's Village Croatia. Last year, INA’s support was focused on the work of the Hermann Gmeiner Social Center, which operates within the SOS Children's Village Lekenik and provides a range of entertaining and educational programs for children. In addition to donating funds at the beginning of the previous school year, INA also gave a special Christmas donation. To thank them for all of their help last year, the Village children prepared a Christmas program for INA, featuring the work of literary, drama and music workshops, and INA in return surprised the children with a short dance course held by Ištvan Varga and Gabrijela Pilić, dancers from the popular TV show Dancing with the Stars.
 

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