The holiday season makes us better people and reminds us to be kind, to be patient, and especially to give. To give to the others from the heart and make their lives better. In this spirit, KeepCalling celebrated the season of kindness with more donations than ever.
First, we had a Yard Sale Auction for all employees. Those willing to participate brought items they no longer used in order for them to be sold at the auction and anyone could bid for any object they liked. More than 100 items were sold, which ranged from jewelry, clothes, and bags to gadgets, toys, and decorations. At the end of the day, we had raised $275. The money was used to literally bring light into the life of a family with financial difficulties, since KeepCalling paid for the initiation of an electricity contract for the family.
The next event on the list was a national campaign called “Do you want to be one of Santa’s elves?”, which lasted between November 22nd and December 9th, 2013, and was initiated by a Romanian association supporting children with hearing impairment of ages 6-14. Each employee received a letter written by a child to Santa Claus and answered it on behalf of Santa. KeepCalling bought gifts for every child and employees donated a few things of their own, trying to offer the children what they had asked Santa for. The gifts included sweets, hats, gloves, scarves, books, and puzzles.
Next up was the donation of a printer to the first grade of a school in the neighbourhood. The little students need as much study material as possible in order to make their learning interesting and efficient, so KeepCalling thought a printer would be the perfect gift for the entire class. Both the teacher and the students were thrilled to receive Santa’s gift at their Christmas festivity. Not to mention the parents!
This year’s last charitable event was the donation of $500 food supplies for 5 families with serious financial difficulties. The families come from different villages and live in hard conditions. One of them has 8 children, while another has 11 children. Most of the parents don’t work and some of the children are sick. One of the families will receive holiday sweets and a laptop for their 7th grade boy, who writes poetry and has won many school literature competitions.