In 2004, several European companies and Chongdong Theatre showed their commitment to the welfare of Korean society by donating their companies¡¯ products and services to three South Korean charities, EKF supports. The donations were spearheaded by EKF, which supports South Korean charity organizations and is committed to deepening relationships between the EU and the Korean Peninsula.
Organisations that received the donations were:
- The SOS Children¡¯s Villages in South Korea, which are three orphanages located in Daegu, Seoul, and Suncheon.
- Aeranwon, which is a South Korean charity organization that cares for the physical and mental wellbeing of struggling, underage, single mothers and pregnant women by providing facilities and support hotlines.
Donating Companies were:
- Nivea Seoul
- Lego Korea
- SRS Books
- Chongdong Theatre
- Macquarie Capital Korea
Nivea donates to SOS Children¡¯s Village and Aeranwon
NIVEA donated moisturizers and various skin care products to the children and mothers of the SOS Children¡¯s Villages, as well as to the young women of Aeranwon, in an effort to support South Korean charity organizations and to contribute to South Korean welfare.
The donation ceremony took place at NIVEA headquarters on July 30, 2004. NIVEA staffs, representatives of SOS Children¡¯s Village together with five children who will be benefiting from the donation, representative from Aeranwon, as well as EUCCK and EKF staff were present at the ceremony.
The products donated by NIVEA very much improved the daily life of the children and young women helped by the two organizations.
LEGO donates to the SOS Children¡¯s Villages
At the end of August, LEGO KOREA donated toys to the children of the SOS Children¡¯s Village. All the children from the Villages in Daegu, Seoul, and Sucheon are very happy with their brand new LEGO toys and play with them as often as possible.
Social commitment is an integral part of LEGO. LEGO was the first toy manufacturer to join the Kofi Annan Initiative Global Compact in 2003. Adopting the principles of the Global Compact Initiative, LEGO reflects a desire to behave decently and to assume a share of the responsibility for helping to solve the major issues facing the world in areas such as human rights, labour standards, and environment.
LEGO contributes by doing what it does best: helping children learn and grow through play.
SRS Books donates to SOS Children¡¯s Village Library
SRS Books, a South Korean publishing house known for publishing fantastically illustrated children¡¯s books in English and Korean, donated some of their books, such as ¡°The Adventures of Bob and Al,¡± ¡°Rooftop¡± and ¡°Is that funny?,¡± to the SOS Children¡¯s Village library.
Chongdong Theater donation to South Korean charity organizations
In August Chongdong Theater invited 10 children from SOS Children¡¯sVillage and 5 women from Aeranwon to see their show. In the future if both organizations wish to visit the Theater again they can call Chongdong Theater directly and get free seats.
Macquarie Capital Korea donates to Aeranwon
Please find more information on the donation of Macquarie Capital Korea under "Christmas Donation Campaign."