Prague, 10 January 2019 – The time before Christmas is traditionally linked at T-Mobile with the Supporting Stories (“Pomáhejme příběhům”) fundraising campaign aimed at supporting families and friends of the operator’s employees who are facing a difficult life situation, most often due to illness or accident. The operator organised the sixth edition of the campaign as part of which CZK 1,009,900 will be distributed to support 20 stories. Half of the amount was raised among the employees, while the other half was added by T-Mobile.
Within the project, employees nominate their family members and friends to whom they want to provide financial assistance. The stories are registered in a dedicated fundraising application through which money is subsequently raised. T-Mobile then matches the amount contributed by its employees. Nearly 450 people got involved in the latest edition, contributing on average to four stories. All stories ultimately received the target amount requested.
“We are happy that each year the fundraising campaign motivates our employees to take part in volunteering activities. It has become more and more popular, which is evidenced by the fact that the capacity for twenty stories was filled this year within a few hours. Less than two weeks were then needed to raise the necessary amount. The fundraising campaign has met with a positive response not only from our employees but also from experts and other companies that draw inspiration from it,” says Martina Kemrová, Senior Corporate Communication Manager at T-Mobile, adding: “The Supporting Stories project won in the Employee Fundraising Campaign category of the latest edition of the Czech Donors Forum Awards, which we really appreciate very much.”
More than one million Czech crowns will be distributed among children and adults. The contributions will most commonly be used to pay for rehabilitation treatments and medical aids. However, the project is also helping to fulfil several dreams: for example, it will pay for the equipment of sheltered housing for a mentally disabled man and send a 14-year-old boy scout, whose mom is in a difficult life situation following a serious accident, to a Jamboree in the United States (a gathering of more than 50,000 scouts from 170 countries). The money raised will also help a blind man named Lukáš to get out of a spiral of micro loans in which he found himself due to financial illiteracy.
More information about T-Mobile’s social responsibility activities can be found here.
T-Mobile Czech Republic, a member of the international telecommunications group Deutsche Telekom, is with its more than 6.2 million customers the number-one operator in the Czech market. T-Mobile is an integrated operator: in addition to converged telecommunications services, it offers TV and comprehensive ICT solutions. It provides outstanding services in the high-speed network, which was proved repeatedly by benchmark testing performed by umlaut (former P3) with Best-in-Test seal.
T-Mobile Czech Republic places emphasis on taking a responsible approach to the environment and society. It adheres to fair business practices, helps beneficial applications and services to see the light of day, supports non-profit organizations, small businesses and individuals, and lends a helping hand whenever crisis situations arise. The company’s employees serve as volunteers in many places across the entire Czech Republic.
More information about the company is available at www.t-mobile.cz, www.t-press.cz (the portal for journalists), www.t-mobile.cz/pomahame (information on the company’s CSR activities) and www.rozjezdy.cz (T-Mobile Takeoffs of the Year – a program to support small businesses).
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