PBZ Group donated HRK 246,875 to the EC Tuškanac
Zagreb, October 25, 2022 – PBZ Grupa, Intesa Sanpaolo Group Member has, as a part of his humanitarian project „Doing Good Every Day“ and Visa Card with a Heart, granted additional donation amounting to HRK 246,875, which made it possible to equip rooms for the Education Centre Tuškanac beneficiaries with new carpentry and furniture. The donation was presented on behalf of PBZ Group by Mislav Blažić, President of the Management Board of PBZ Card.
"In order to successfully provide accommodation, rehabilitation, upbringing and education services, it is very important that the environment and spaces where children stay are suitably equipped, to give them the opportunity to develop the habits of maintaining these premises, the feeling of a family environment and the possibility of an appropriate stay. Thanks to the donation of the PBZ Group and the project "Doing Good Every Day", we have equipped the dormitories for our beneficiaries with new furniture and carpentry meeting the standards for the provision of social services, and we have raised the quality of the stay in the Centre, thus enabling our beneficiaries to feel more comfortable and behave more responsibly towards other users and the space in which they stay. We would like to thank PBZ Group, the Ministry of Labour, Pension System, Family and Social Policy and everyone who participated in the realization of this very valuable donation for us", said Meri Gatin, director of the Education Centre Tuškanac.
The Education Centre Tuškanac provides social services to children and youth with developmental disabilities. The Centre can accommodate 60 children between the ages of 7 and 18, or up to 21 years of age at the same time. The Centre Tuškanac provides psychosocial support services for approximately 230 beneficiaries. Within the institution, there is also an elementary school operating according to a special program, and the Centre also provides a full-day stay service for persons with developmental disabilities.
„We are very glad that, through our Visa Card with a Heart and our long-term humanitarian project „Visa Card with a Heart“, intended to provide aid to children and young people throughout our country, we have also helped the Education Centre Tuškanac. We have allocated around HRK 30 million for this project so far, and the donation to the Centre Tuškanac is the 66th donation we have made from the funds collected. With these donations, we want to help as many children as possible – the social welfare homes services beneficiaries, of which there are about 5,600 in Croatia today, to improve their daily lives, enable them to grow up in better conditions and have better education.“, said Mislav Blažić, President of the PBZ Card’s Management Board.
Donation to the Education Centre Tuškanac is a part of the socially responsible business project of PBZ Group, the Intesa Sanpaolo Group member, which the Group has been implementing for fourteen years under the name "Doing Good Every Day". Through this project, PBZ Group supports national, long-term projects for the benefit of children and young people and other people in need: "For a better life of children in social care homes" of the Ministry of Labour, Pension System, Family and Social Policy and the projects "With a heart for children with malignant diseases" and “Let's help those suffering from rare diseases" of the Ministry of Health, setting aside one HRK for each transaction made with a Visa card with a heart, at no additional cost to card users. More information on the project's achievements can be found at www.cinimdobro.hr.