The Bank of Cyprus and the company Kotsovolos Kyprou, in the framework of the SupportCY actions, immediately responded to the call of the Ministry of Social Welfare to offer Christmas presents to children hosted in children's state roofs. Both the purchase of gifts and the offer of electronic equipment, such as consoles and games nintendo and playstation, smartwatches, televisions, speakers, etc. were made immediately, after a list of the children's wishes was first compiled.
In total, gifts were purchased for 64 children.
The equipment was handed over to the Deputy Minister of Social Welfare at the SupportCY House in Eleftherias Square on December 22, in the presence of representatives of the Bank of Cyprus and the company Kotsovolos Cyprus.
Bank of Cyprus Corporate Responsibility Director Elli Ioannidou said that Bank of Cyprus immediately responded to the call of the Ministry of Social Welfare to support children hosted in child shelters under the responsibility of the Republic of Cyprus. “Meeting social needs, especially of children, is in the philosophy of Bank of Cyprus and SupportCY, not only during the Christmas period, but all year round. We will continue to be by the side of the Ministry of Social Welfare in any way we can to support its actions “.
The Director of Public Relations, Corporate Social Responsibility & Internal Communication of Kotsovolos, Konstantina Levanti, stated in this regard: “In Kotsovolos we embrace every initiative that aims to give childish smiles and make our little heroes protagonists. It is with great pleasure, therefore, that we responded to the call of the Ministry of Social Welfare and offered, within the framework of SupportCY, the appropriate electronic equipment to the children hosted in the children's shelters under the responsibility of the Republic of Cyprus. In Kotsovolos we are all a big family and we make sure we all have a better life with technology “.
In a statement, the Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Anastasia Anthousi, conveyed her warm thanks to SupportCY, the Bank of Cyprus and the company Kotsovolos Cyprus for the immediate response and satisfaction of the wishes of the children, who are hosted in the state structures. “The private initiative developed in the framework of the Corporate Social Responsibility of private organizations, proves that with targeted actions and collective effort of public and private bodies, we can put our motto into practice, selflessly and sensitively helping all our fellow human beings who need it. “with the aim that no one feels alone”, said Ms. Anthousi.