“Big Heart” for Children’s Smiles in Vranje
3 June 2013.
Vranje, June 03, 2013 – The children’s playground of the “Dečja radost“ Kindergarten, reconstructed within the “Big Heart” project, was officially opened in Vranje today.
Owing to more than 22,000 users of the “Big Heart” credit card, the “Dečja radost“ Kindergarten got the renovated children’s playground, equipped with the latest equipment for playing and socialising of children from Vranje and its vicinity. This is the 17th kindergarten whose playground has been reconstructed within this humanitarian project in the last three years, and the kindergartens were selected based on an internal contest in Eurobank, where the Bank employees participated.
The playground of the “Dečja radost“ Kindergarten, attended by more than 150 children from Vranje, has been refurbished and equipped with the latest devices for children’s playing and development, making it more pleasant for spending time and activities of these children.
This year publishing house “Laguna” has joined this project of Eurobank and the “Ana and Vlade Divac“ Foundation, via a donation of 250 children’s books for each renovated kindergarten, so the children in Vranje will also have an opportunity to grow up with the best works of domestic and foreign authors.
“We are very proud of the fact that with the “Big Heart” humanitarian project we can make children across Serbia happy and provide safety for their parents. With this affinity credit card, we have managed to use our banking knowledge and resources in the most efficient manner so that together with partners from the Foundation and Laguna we can do something very useful for the society and future of our children,” said Nenad Stanković, Regional Director of Eurobank.
Our renowned athlete Vlade Divac, with whom the children from the “Dečja radost“ Kindergarten cut the ribbon and opened the new playground, expressed his 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 than the children of Vranje will enjoy everyday carefree playing at the kindergarten’s playground, and time spent in reading new, exciting adventures in their library. Gifts from our project will bring them unforgettable moments in childhood and also help them discover 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 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.