When Daiichi Sankyo Employees Act as Christmas Angels
“Seeing the children’s smiling faces was very moving”, says Katrin G. This Christmas she and many other colleagues at Daiichi Sankyo sent presents to children in orphanages across Eastern Europe.
Children’s Special Wishes
Our partner “Little Hearts” initiated the “Christmas Angel” Campaign. Although the organization’s focus is on sustainable development, transforming orphanages in Russia and the Ukraine into a family-like environment, founder Pascale Vayer also sees the need for a special support around Christmas. The orphanages lack the money to fulfil children’s special wishes during the holiday season. When they receive gifts – some accompanied by Christmas cards with personal wishes – the orphans realize that people care for them and their well-being.
Caring for Children in Need
Many Daiichi Sankyo colleagues felt that this initiative connected their families with children in need. “Little Hearts” Founder’ Pascale Vayer says: “Sharing increases happiness.” This was also what our colleagues experienced when they received pictures showing “their” child unwrapping a Christmas present. The gifts ranged from toy cars and dolls to practical items such as bonnets and shawls.
Knowing Where Donations Go
Since 2014 Daiichi Sankyo has supported “Little Hearts”’ project “My Family. My Hope”. Employee donations are matched by our company. The money contributes to the remodeling of an orphanage in Russia. In autumn of 2014 the first eight children moved to their new home that replaces large dormitories with a family apartment.
Watch a Video by "Little Hearts" about the "Christmas Angels":