Company director Zvonimir Čuljak explained that the donation was an initiative by all company employees. “We hold team building sessions, and the winners have the right to select which society will receive this year's donation. We always ensure that the recipient is a local association that works to the benefit of local society,” said the director, as he handed over the donation of 7500 kuna to Sonja Borovčak, head of the society Our Children Zabok.
Ms. Borovčak briefly presented the society's most important projects, dedicated to the youngest members of the local population, and expressed her gratitude for the donation, saying she was pleased that Dunapack Packaging selected this society, given that the number of activities and ideas in the society are constantly increasing. “Our children's choir, calls Zabočki Mališani have already recorded several albums. We also promote the project 'Delicious and Nutritious', in which we aim to promote healthy eating habits among children, and to this end, we have published several cookbooks. This project was proclaimed one of the top three in Europe, and next week, we will be attending the awards ceremony in Brussels,” said Sonja Borovčak, adding that this society has long had strong cooperation with the company Dunapack.
She also mentioned that the society organises an event for children with the town of Zabok, participates in numerous children's events, such as the project 'Smiles for kids in hospital' which aims to making the child's stay easier for both children and their parents at the Zabok General Hospital and Croatian Veterans' Hospital.
Prior to the presentation of the donation, Doris Tkalčević, a 4th grade pupil who herself took her first musical steps in the Our Children association, played a song for all those in attendance. In fact, the donation will go towards purchasing a new instrument for Doris. “We love to discover young talents and help them develop. Doris is preparing to study music, and part of this donation will go towards helping her,” said Borovčak, adding that the remainder of the donation will go towards decorating and equipping the paediatric unit of Zabok General Hospital.
Dunapack Packaging director, Mr. Čuljak, received a cookbook and CD by the Zabočkih Mališani as a gift, and he expressed his gratitude, saying that the company will continue helping the local community that it operates in and is a part of.