CBRE, the world leader in commercial real estate, held a charity Christmas baking event making sweet and salt products created by the employees. The goal was to support the Early care Diakonia intervention centre, which helps families with children with special needs. The event raised CZK 12,000 and CBRE added further CZK 50,000, making the overall contribution CZK 62,000! The money was used to purchase new equipment, which families borrow to help their children at home.
Clare Sheils, Senior Director at CBRE, says:
‘CBRE supports a number of charity organisations throughout the year and I’m always so happy to see the enthusiasm of our people to lend a hand for a good cause. The Christmas baking was a really great day and I’d like to thank everybody for organizing,cooking, and buying the delicious treats that were made.’
‘Early care Diakonia continuously struggles with lack of finances that would help us buy aids or special toys regularly for families with handicapped children. I’m really happy that CBRE decided to support us, enabling us to purchase equipment that will be a significant help to families we cooperate with,’ adds Anna Slováčková of Diakonia’s Early care.
Early care Diakonia is a field and outpatient social service for families who care for children with retarded or endangered development, with mental, physical or combined handicap, or with early-age (under 7 years) autistic disorders. Besides individual consultancy in families, the service also organises a sign language course and runs an aids rental shop. Early care Diakonia is located in Prague with subsidiaries in Děčín and Sušice. The services are provided in four regions: Prague, Central Bohemia, Pilsen and Usti nad Labem. Further information at http://www.rana-pece.cz/conabizime.html.