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6th children’s playground reconstructed

12 September 2011.

Media release

Bor, September 12, 2011 – A reconstructed children’s playground of the “Bambi“ Kindergarten has been opened in Bor today. Funds for the reconstruction were provided via the ‘Big Heart” credit card, issued jointly by Eurobank EFG and the “Ana & Vlade Divac“ Foundation.

6th children’s playground reconstructed
In the presence of the children from the “Bambi“ pre-school institution, who have performed the “Big Heart for Little People” song, the renovated playground has been opened by Nenad Stanković, Regional Director of Eurobank EFG, and Vlade Divac, the renowned basketball player and humanitarian activist. All items for playing at the reconstructed playground of “Bambi“ are adjusted to children with special needs, which makes them unique and contributes to safe playing of all children.

We launched the “Big Heart” project in February 2010, wishing to make space for playing of children in Serbia nicer, safer and equipped with items for playing which could be used by children with special needs as well. We are opening the sixth reconstructed playground today and it is a success we are glad to share with our partners and the community where we operate. Naturally, we are more than grateful to our clients, who have provided their support and helped this humanitarian campaign by using the cad with no additional costs, says Nenad Stanković, Regional Director of Eurobank EFG.

Eurobank EFG and the “Ana and Vlade Divac“ Foundation launched the “Big Heart” affinity credit card in February 2010, under the auspices of the Ministry of Education of the Government of the Republic of Serbia. Using this unique MasterCard credit card provides clients of the Bank with an opportunity to support the reconstruction of children’s playgrounds in state kindergartens across Serbia with no additional costs. So far, four playgrounds of the Belgrade-based Sunčica Kindergarten, Niš-based Palčica, the Leptirić Kindergarten in Nova Pazova, Pančevo-based Veverica and the Milka Dimanić Kindergarten in Vlasotince have been reconstructed by using this card, and the “Bambi“ Kindergarten is the sixth renovated one from funds collected by the “Big Heart” card.

Upon each transaction made with the “Big Heart” credit card (including purchasing and cash withdrawals), Eurobank allocates 1% of the transaction value and 50% of costs for monthly account maintenance to the Ana&Vlade Divac Foundation, and all the collected funds will be used for the reconstruction of children’s playgrounds in state kindergartens in Serbia.

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Eurobank EFG is a member of Eurobank EFG Group, a European banking organization with total assets of €87.2bn (2010). The Group employs more than 22,500 people and offers its products and services both through its network of over 1,600 branches and points of sale, and through alternative distribution channels in Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Turkey, Poland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, and Cyprus. It is a member of the EFG Group, an international banking group with presence across 40 countries. More information about Eurobank EFG can be found at www.eurobankefg.rs.

The Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation (HOD) was established with the mission to provide financial, material and other resources necessary to fulfil physical, mental, social and other needs of refugees, internally displaced persons and uncared-for persons, regardless of nationality, race, religion, politics or any other background or orientation. More information about HOD can be found at www.divac.org.rs.
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