“Big Heart” made children in Pečenjevac happy
24 April 2013.
“Vuk Karadžić“ Kindergarten got new playground and library
Leskovac, Pečenjevac – The playground of the “Vuk Karadžić“ Pre-School Institution, reconstructed owing to funds raised via the “Big heart” affinity card, issued jointly by Eurobank and the “Ana and Vlade Divac“ Foundation, has been ceremonially opened in Pečenjevac, municipality of Leskovac, today. The new playground is one of the three winners of the “Small drawing for big prize” Facebook contest, is equipped with playing devices suitable for children with disabilities.
Thanks to publishing company “Laguna“, the “Vuk Karadžić“ Pre-School Institution has also obtained a children’s library, an element which is not incorporated in state kindergartens. The new partner of the “Big Heart” will provide every kindergarten where a playground will be reconstructed with 250 children’s books, while in 13 kindergartens across Serbia that have already have new playgrounds, libraries will be donated in the summer.
“We are very proud of the success of the “Big Heart” project, which brings joy to children in Serbia and a feeling of security to their parents. With this affinity card, we have managed to use our banking know-how and resources in the most efficient manner to do something useful for the community and future of our children, together with the partners from the Foundation and Laguna“, said Snežana Jovanović, manager of the Eurobank branch in Leskovac.
Owing to more than 22,000 users of the unique “Big Heart” MasterCard card, the kindergarten in Pečenjevac, Leskovac, is the 15th that has been reconstructed in three years of the joint humanitarian project of Eurobank and the “Ana and Vlade Divac“ Foundation.
Our renowned athlete, Vlade Divac, with whom children from the “Vuk Karadžić“ Kindergarten have learned first basketball steps, has expressed gratitude to all “Big Heart” credit card users, as they have enabled the reconstruction of another children’s playground, and added the following: “I am sure that the children in Pečenjevac will be happy on every beautiful day spent in the kindergarten’s yard, as well as on a rainy one, which they will use for reading books. Gifts within our project will bring carefree and happy moments to recognise their talents.”
The “Big Heart” MasterCard card is used as any standard credit card, and its ultimate purpose is focused on improving conditions for safer growing up of children in Serbia. Retail clients who opt for this unique affinity card bear no additional costs, and by using it contribute to the important cause of reconstructing playgrounds and introducing libraries in pre-school institutions. Upon each transaction, including purchases and cash withdrawals, Eurobank allocates part of its revenues to the “Ana and Vlade Divac“ Foundation for the reconstruction of children’s kindergartens and equipping libraries.