Nikifory social program
Since 2009 Bank Millennium has been a standing partner of the Shared Path Foundation in the pursuit of the Nikifory social program. The project’s objective is to overcome the isolation of intellectually disabled persons by developing and promoting their creative activity.
In 2014, the employees, with the Bank’s participation, became involved in a number of events supporting the Nikifory program:
- 3 employment volunteering projects were carried out; the volunteers co-created the gallery of disabled artists in the Oncology Centre in Warsaw, participated in the organization of the World of Nikifory art competition and art workshops for competition winners;
- a MILLEWIDZIANI event was held at the Bank’s Head Office, in which an exhibition of disabled artists was presented and an intranet auction was held; employees also conducted a sale of home-made pastries. The funds raised during the sale and the auction were donated for support and development of disabled artists;
- the coronation of these united efforts was embodied by the Shared Path Foundation Gala and the awards ceremony for the winners of the annual contest called Nikifor’s World with prizes funded by Bank Millennium.
|Number of beneficiaries in 2009-2014||1.702|
BAKCYL - Bankers for Financial Education of the Youth
Volunteers from Bank Millennium take part in a joint project of the Polish banking sector: BAKCYL - Bankers for Financial Education of the Youth. The project has been devised and organized by the Warsaw Banking Institute. BAKCYL is based on the involvement of bank employees as volunteer trainers and aims at teaching practical financial knowledge and ability to use financial services to junior high school students.
Four class programs have been developed for junior high school students: Your money, Borrow wisely, Smart investing and Finance for life. Altogether, these constitute the compendium of financial knowledge for young people, which will be useful as guidance as they approach adult life and start making conscious decisions about their finance or future economic standing. In 2006, a total of 206 classes were held in 31 schools. Almost 4000 students attended.
|Number of students trained by Bank Millennium volunteers||247|
Charity Corporate Run
104 Bank Millennium employees took part in the Corporate Run organized by the Everest Foundation in Warsaw and Wrocław. Proceeds from the event, attended by over 2300 employees from various industries, were used for treatment and rehabilitation of disabled children.
|Number of beneficiaries||3|
|Amount donated to charity||45.000|
Charitable Craft Auction
Every year, Bank Millennium holds a craft auction before Holidays. Its purpose is to raise funds for selected public benefit organizations.
At the auction, Bank employees sell items handcrafted by them. The items are sold in an intranet auction accessible to any employee of the company. The amount raised during the auction is matched by the Bank and donated to charitable causes. In 2004, the funds raised were used for treatment and rehabilitation of five children of Bank’s employees.
|Number of bids on auctioned items||5,155||2,797|
|Amount raised (PLN)||26,532||10,402|
|Amount donated to charitable causes (PLN)||53,064||20,804|
Bank Employees for Children
In 2014, Bank Millennium Group employees organized two collections of gifts for children care facilities located in small towns in Poland. The children received school supplies, personal hygiene articles, toys and Christmas gifts. The collections for the children care facilities have been organized in the Bank regularly since 2011.
Value of donations and sponsoring (PLN)
|Total||358,600||1,432,442||1 190 404*||1,397,770||368,130||1,295,501|
* the increased donation amount was a result of a one-time donation for a project executed by a science establishment