Donations and sponsorships
In accordance with its sustainability strategy, Raiffeisen Bank has been supporting numerous projects for children and people with special needs for years, and provides support to institutions that care about the most sensitive segments of the society.
Our cooperation with certain institutions is long-standing, and with financial support, our employees give their contribution through volunteer activities.
Some of our activities
Writing a public competition for sponsorship and donations
Raiffeisen Bank once a year announces a public competition for the award of sponsorships and donations to which a large number of the Association is registered each year. It will be published on the Bank's website, as well as in daily newspapers.
The competition has proved to be very successful and so far, following our strategy of social responsibility, we have contributed to the realization of numerous projects focusing on children and caretakers in the fields of humanitarian action, culture, education, sport, as well as projects in the field of ecology and environment. target groups.
According to the competition rules, it can be applied exclusively to associations of citizens and institutions with projects of support to children and persons under guardianship.
We have implemented this project since 2001, and in the frame of this, we have so far supported over 1000 different projects, of which only in 2017 we financially supported a total of 60 projects.
Donations of Rafa Žirafa playgrounds
Within the framework of its sustainability strategy, the focus of which is to support children, through various initiatives, we make a positive contribution to the local community and the environment in which we operate. In line with this commitment, since 2008, in cooperation with Western Union, we have equipped children's playgrounds, and in this way we celebrate the World Savings Day. In 2017, we solemnly opened three playgrounds, in Banovići, Cazin and Derventa, and until now we have donated a total of 27 playgrounds throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina, and for the year 2018 donations were given to the courts in Srebrenik, Vitez and Ilidza.
All playgrounds are equipped with quality equipment that meets all technical and other standards and are completely environmentally friendly, as well as devices that make children happy, and in a fun way they help develop their skills.
An integral part of all playgrounds is Rafa Giraffe, a symbol of our children's savings, and through various activities we continuously strive to promote lasting values, to develop children's awareness of the importance of saving and its usefulness to the economy and society.
In addition, traditionally on the occasion of the World Savings Day, which is celebrated every year on 31 October, the Raiffeisen Bank branch visits between 300 and 400 children.
Donations on religious and New Year's holidays
Raiffeisen Bank traditionally, following its strategy of sustainability, combines the achievement of financial success with socially responsible business. Accordingly, funds intended for the purchase and sending of greeting cards, and advertising for religious and New Year's holidays are directed for humanitarian purposes, that is, donations to associations whose activities are focused on children and persons with special needs.
What really excites us is that our clients and business partners respond positively to this practice.
The associations that we supported in 2017 through this initiative are:
> Association „Srce za djecu koja boluju od raka“,
> „SOS Dječija sela“ Sarajevo,
> SUMERO Association for Support of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities FBiH,
> Children's kindergarten „Pčelica“ from Orašje,
> Association for helping mentally underdeveloped people in Banja Luka,
> Association of parents of children with physical and mental disabilities "Neven" from Prnjavor,
> Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Children and Youth Sarajevo,
> Association for helping people with special needs "Betania" from Vitez,
> Center for the upbringing and education of children and youth with disabilities "Nova Nada" from Tomislavgrad,
> Public institution for preschool education and education of children "Lepa Radic" from Gradiska.
Support to the Hastor Foundation
In 2009, for the first time, we supported the Hastor Foundation, a charitable, non-profit organization that supports and empowers children and young people in their efforts to become self-conscious individuals in their communities.
Also, representatives of the Bank are always happy to accommodate scholarship holders in the Centrale building, where they, in a relaxed atmosphere, get acquainted with the work of the Bank.
The Hastor Foundation grants talented children and youth, but also young people living in difficult socio-economic conditions. Since its founding, this foundation supports and encourages primary school students, high school students and students from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina who want to improve their lives through education, as well as their community, and who have a strong will to succeed in improving their lives and the lives of others through education.
Volunteer activities within the H. Stepic CEE Foundation
H. Stepic CEE Foundation was established in 2006 by Mr. Herberta Stepica, and the work of this foundation is supported by Raiffeisen Bank International, whose member and Raiffeisen Bank in BiH.
The Foundation aims to provide assistance to children, youth and young women in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, and this foundation, through numerous initiatives, offers children a better chance for the future, putting a special focus on education. This project is organized and run on a voluntary basis by a colleague of RBI in Vienna and colleagues from network Raiffeisen banks in Central and Eastern Europe.
In 2009, the H. Stepic CEE Foundation financed the construction of a six-story building in Ilijas, and today there are six families of socially vulnerable women in Ilijas Municipality, single mothers. In 2012, this Foundation donated a donation for the construction of the Day Care Center for Children with Special Needs "Butterfly" in Srebrenica. The H. Stepic CEE Foundation in Bosnia and Herzegovina also continuously implements the donation project for proofreaders and school supplies in schools in northeastern Bosnia, in Zvornik, Bratunac, Srebrenica, Vlasenica, Lopar, Ugljevik, Milići, Bijeljina and Janji.
Our employees are also gladly involved in volunteer activities in the division of school supplies and lectures, spend time with children in schools in rural areas, and thus contribute to the work of this Foundation.
Volunteer activities of employees within the team building team
Team building is a regular annual gathering of employees of the Bank, and within which we strive to merge this activity with something that will have a positive impact on the environment in which we operate. Therefore, in the previous period, we organized actions for arranging the yard in kindergartens, schools and care institutions for persons under guardianship, which included members of the Bank's Management Board, directors of all sectors in the Bank, and a large number of our employees.
The actions were organized in Sarajevo, Zenica, Mostar, Tuzla and Banja Luka, and the employees singled out one weekend to participate in this activity through active participation. Considering that the realization of business success goes hand in hand with socially responsible business, such activities of the desire are to raise awareness of similar actions, and encourage others to contribute in this way to their communities.