Krka employees participated in the 5th socially responsible campaign Krka’s Week of Charity and Volunteering under the slogan Charity Is Also a Part of Us between 4 and 10 April. 1361 Krka employees participated in the event this year, which is 25% of all the employees in Slovenia. Some employees of companies and representative offices abroad also participated.
261 Krka employees donated blood and many of us donated clothes, toys, foot wear, food, books and other necessities for adults and children as well as dog and cat food. We collected over 3 tonnes of necessities and 260 kg of pet food. We kept the elderly company at 37 retirement homes and residents of eight occupational activity centres, special education schools, and other institutes and institutions. We helped in 2 animal shelters. The charity week ended with two open door days for Krka employees, their families and friends. 4,000 people visited Krka on Saturday and Sunday.
While at Krka we have been encouraging the spirit of volunteering since the beginning, it has become an inseparable part of organisational culture in the 62 years. As there are many of us at Krka who are volunteers, we decided to hold a socially responsible campaign in 2012, which we called Krka’s Week of Charity and Volunteering. The humanitarian campaign in which more than 4,800 Krka volunteers participated during the course of five weeks, offered many opportunities for charity work. In this way we once again helped several people who find themselves in difficult situations, or are lonely.
Krka’s volunteers are an inspiration for many in the broad community as several new charity events have been organised in the region. This time employees of companies and representative offices abroad: the Russian Federation, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine, Germany, Turkmenistan, Spain and Serbia joined us for one day. We are pleased that there are more and more participants as humanitarian work is an important reflection of solidarity.
More information in press release.