We are able to reach a large group of people in need and organisations in the Pomeranian region – where the LPP headquarters and distribution centre are located. We have also been actively operating in the Małopolska region, primarily in Kraków where the head offices of House and Mohito are situated. In each of these places we are helping children and youth in a difficult life situation and the ill. We are also supporting organisations taking care of persons at risk of social exclusion and medical care facilities. In 2019 alone, the Foundation supported over 140 NGOs by making in-kind and cash donations of over PLN 2.8 m to those in need.
In addition, numerous voluntary initiatives were carried out by LPP employees.
WE SUPPORT ENTITIES AND PEOPLE IN THREE AREAS:
COUNTERACTING SOCIAL EXCLUSION
In 2019, we financed the organisation of summer holidays for 18 people and co-financed summer camps for 87 children and youth from Gdańsk and Kraków.
We provided scholarships for 42 charges of Fundusz Dzieci Osieroconych [the Orphaned Children’s Fund] from Pomerania and Małopolska, as well as supplemented equipment for children’s homes and supported renovation of the homeless people’s shelter in our region.
The key partners in this are are the following: Fundacja Rodzinny Gdańsk [Gdańsk Family Foundation], Towarzystwo Nasz Dom Krakowskie Domy Dla Dzieci [Our Home Association Kraków Children’s Homes], Fundacja Hospicyjna (realizująca Fundusz Dzieci Osieroconych) [Hospice Foundation (implementing the Orphaned Children’s Fund)], Stowarzyszenie Opiekuńczo-Resocjalizacyjne „Prometeusz” [‘Prometheus’ Association for Care and Rehabilitation].
We provided funds for the purchase of medical equipment, support for the sick, renovations and current operations of medical facilities and the construction of a playground for young patients of the Małopolska Rehabilitation Centre. The main beneficiaries are: Wojewódzki Specjalistyczny Szpital Dziecięcy im. Św. Ludwika w Krakowie [St. Louis Regional Specialised Children’s Hospital in Kraków], Fundacja z Pompą — Pomóż Dzieciom z Białaczką [‘Pumped Foundation’ – Help Children with Leukaemia], Hospicjum Pomorze Dzieciom [Pomerania for Children Hospice], Szpital Dziecięcy Polanki im. M. Płażyńskiego w Gdańsku [M. Płażyński Children’s Hospital in Gdańsk Polanki], Gdańska Fundacja Korczaka [Gdańsk Korczak Foundation].
ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
We donated funds for animal care, built shelters for cats living in the wild, organized collections of food and other necessities for animals from shelters. The beneficiaries included, among others: Pomorski Koci Dom Tymczasowy [Pomeranian Temporary Cat Home], OTOZ ANIMALS in Gdynia and in Dąbrówka near Wejherowo, Malborskie Stowarzyszenie Przyjaciół Zwierząt REKS [Malbork Association of Animal Friends – REKS].
Employees of LPP implemented employee volunteering projects in these areas.
As a company, we sponsored projects amounting in total to over PLN 172 thousand. These activities were addressed to local communities, e.g. Pierwsza Przymiarka [First Fitting], FETA, English course for children in Brześć Kujawski Commune.
We made cash and in-kind donations of over PLN 201 thousand and donations in the form of gift cards in the total amount of over PLN 20 thousand.
In 2019, the LPP Foundation supported over 140 organisations, by making in-kind and cash donations of over PLN 2 838 875.
KILOMETRES INTO ZLOTYS LPP TEAM FOR KIDS
LPP Team for Kids is a unique sports action! We exchange the kilometres accumulated in the course of cycling and running by our employees into zlotys. The money collected during the 3 months of the campaign in 2019 was donated to help the charges of the Gdańsk Korczak Foundation and patients of the Małopolska Rehabilitation Centre in Radziszów.
‘KRĘĆ KILOMETRY’ [REGISTER KILOMETRES]
In June 2019 we co-financed the Great Bicycle Ride in Gdańsk. Along with our employees, the charges of the Gdańsk Foundation for Social Innovation and the Gdańsk Family Foundation participated in it. Children and youth were riding bicycles bought during the LPP Team for Kids action in 2017.
In July and August 2019, we took part in the social campaign ‘Kręć kilometry’ organized by the Allegro Foundation ‘All For Planet’. We ranked 3rd in the competition of companies, and 112 employees took part in the action. In total, we registered 65,632.21 km, which gives 4035.86 hours spent on a bicycle, 2,173,962.28 calories burned, reduction of carbon footprint by 1.62 tons and savings of PLN 55,131.
HELPER OF THE YEAR
In 2019, we received two special awards: the title of Honorary Volunteer of the Hospice Foundation and the Roman Koturbasz Helper of the Year Award granted by St. Brother Albert Aid Society.
TERMS OF COOPERATION
The LPP Foundation supports local, regional and national projects. The regions of Pomerania and Lesser Poland where our offices are located are of particular importance for us.
To make our activities efficient and effective, we cooperate with legal entities only.
All requests submitted to the LPP Foundation are analysed in detail, yet due to their large number, we reserve the right to contact chosen entities only.
A REQUEST FOR IN-KIND SUPPORT SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
- a written application signed by a person authorised to represent the organisation, specifying the donation purpose and a detailed description of needs, together with an approximate number of beneficiaries;
- KRS number of the organisation being the recipient of the donation;
- by-laws of the organisation.
WHO MAY RECEIVE OUR SUPPORT?
Organisations taking care of those in need, with due consideration of institutions operating in Pomerania and Lesser Poland regions:
- organisation providing continuous care for children and young people (orphanages, foster homes);
- organisation helping persons at risk of social exclusion (single mothers/families);
- organisations helping the sick or the disabled on a constant basis;
- organisations helping the homeless and providing assistance for victims of accidents, natural calamities and armed conflicts;
- organisations implementing community projects in the company’s neighbourhood or addressed to persons at risk of social exclusion.
We do not give donations to entities planning their further chargeable distribution.
In 2019, we donated over 135 thousand pieces of clothing to 114 entities, of a value exceeding PLN 2 million.
- Fundacja LPP
- ul. Łąkowa 39/44
- 80-769 Gdańsk
ECO AWARE is a textile collection action commenced in the biggest Reserved stores in Poland, with House and Mohito brand stores joining in 2019. Every visitor to our stores can return unnecessary clothes and place them in special containers located at the checkouts. The label does not matter, but it is important that the clothes are in good condition and can be reused. By the end of 2019, we collected over 3 tons of clothes which the LPP Foundation donates to St. Brother Albert’s Aid Society which runs night-shelter facilities for homeless people all over Poland. The clothes will be given to the homeless and those in a difficult life situation.
Aware of the needs of people and the environment, we help to prolong the life of textiles and improve the living conditions of people in need.
1st EDITION OF MINI-GRANTS
In 2019, we launched the first mini-migrant programme. Employees were able to propose their projects in the following areas: education, safety, culture, health, ecology, social and sports activities, diversity and impact on the working environment in LPP. The four best-assessed projects were awarded funding, thanks to which activities for the Single Mothers’ Home in Matemblewo and a school in Bangladesh were implemented. Training sessions for the LPP TEAM in Kraków were held, and a garden for employees was created on the terrace of the LPP headquarters in Gdańsk.
DO NASADZENIA - FOR PLANTING
We became an official partner of the event ‘DO NASADZENIA’ organized by TORUS company. Its aim was to rebuild the forest in Lipusz, which was destroyed by the storm in 2017. On 19 and 26 October 2019, together with about 1500 employees of almost 40 companies, we reconstructed the forest covering 11 hectares. 200 LPP employees took part in the action.
CHILDREN’S DAY AND ST. NICHOLAS DAY
It has become a tradition that our employees play fairy tale characters and give presents to the young patients of the University Children’s Hospital in Kraków. This year, children we visited for the first time at the Polish Association for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in Gdańsk also responded with great joy.
We have designed and implemented a rearrangement of the restaurant which operates on the principles of a social company and is a place where the charges of children’s homes run by the Foundation for Social Innovation can start their first job, try to become independent and gain invaluable experience, which will pay off in the future.
WOLONTWARIACI LPP - MAD ABOUT VOLUNTEERING
After the action of mounting colourful pictures on the ceiling of the Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Ward for Children at Copernicus Hospital in Gdańsk, in 2019 we returned to that place to decorate the corridor. After two days of intensive work, the images of Gdańsk tenement houses appeared on the walls – the local aspect has always been very important to us.
We care for the fate of helpless animals. For years, we have been handing over our materials for insulating kennels and our employees are eager to engage in helping animals. Some of our people are active in foundations taking care of dogs, cats and wild animals.
Each year, our volunteers, together with Pomeranian Temporary Cat Home, renovate cat houses and prepare them for for the new season for the cats living on the grounds of Crist Shipyard and Nauta Shipyard.