First Ukrainian International Bank is actively developing corporate volunteering. Our employees participate in environmental and social initiatives.
In the fall, the bank traditionally implemented an environmental initiative - it was ennobling, cleaning and planting green areas where it does business. Autumn clean-ups were held in 14 cities: Kyiv, Nikopol, Dniprorudnyi, Kamyanske, Lviv, Zaporizhzhia, Enerhodar, Mariupol, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Kropyvnytskyi, Kryvyi Rih, Novomoskovsk, Oleshky. 319 members of the FUIB team collected 3,992 kg of trash, planted 3,175 trees and shrubs.
200 FUIB volunteers participated in a large-scale Ukrainian sports and charity project - Chestnut Run. On May 26, 2019, for the sake of saving small hearts, FUIB's team ran through the central streets of the capital. All funds collected within the framework of the project were transferred to the Research and Practical Medical Center for Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery of the Ukrainian Ministry of Health.
On September 21, the Second Charity Race was held in Odesa on the initiative of the Beams of Happiness International Charitable Foundation. The FUIB team of 12 volunteers participated in the race, the purpose of which was to raise funds for the purchase of medical equipment - a modern pulse pump for the Odesa Regional Clinical Children's Hospital.
FUIB took part in the Donor Day for the fifth year in a row. Blood was donated in the following 8 cities: Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mariupol, Odesa, Rivne, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipro and Chernivtsi. 149 FUIB team members donated 67 liters of blood. One blood unit of 450 ml saves three lives. The blood was primarily transferred to the pediatric departments of oncology centers and children's hospitals. The bank's team has helped more than 445 children.
The fourth year in the row, FUIB participates in the Lots of Socks campaign. On March 21, our colleagues expressed their support for people with Down syndrome. The action took place in 6 offices of FUIB in Kyiv. About 800 FUIB volunteers collected and donated financial aid of more than 53 thousand UAH to Down Syndrome CF. FUIB was among the TOP 3 companies that raised the most funds. They will be used for the activities of the Center for early development and implementation of programs aimed at the development of children with the Down syndrome, namely language development, psychological support and development, general correction of development (classes with a special education teacher), physical development (classes with a kinesiotherapist) for children with the Down syndrome.
On December 3, on All-Ukrainian Good Deeds Day, our colleagues held book fairs and raised funds. More than 1500 members of the FUIB team took part in the #ShchedryiVivtorok [#Giving Tuesday] event. All units and branches in Kyiv and in the regions have joined it. The bank team collected more than 153 thousand UAH. All the funds were transferred to Tabletochky CF, which deals with more than 400 cancer children every month.
The Board of the bank supports volunteer initiatives of employees by financing organizational measures for their implementation: providing premises, transporting employees, purchasing auxiliary materials, etc. Bank investment in support of volunteer projects in 2019 amounted to over 201.8 thousand UAH.