Civic association WellGiving supports sheltered workshops and non-profit organizations dedicated to handicapped people and people from socially week environment. WellGiving helps those organizations mainly in the fundraising area.
At the same time, it provides them with consulting in the area of marketing, products design and at finding new business partners. In Slovakia there is more than 4.000 sheltered workshops. Those with more experiences are able to compete on the market. WellGiving supports sheltered workshops and non-profit organizations with existential problems and unable to develop their activity by themselves or to innovate their products. WellGiving indirectly provides work for approximately 100 people, who are working in 10 sheltered workshops, 3 non-profit organizations and 1 social services house. WellGiving brings to these organizations new business partners and helps to innovate the products.
Project Patron: Alenka Csoltiová
“I got the opportunity to help those, who help others. I always came to WellGiving with joy and good feeling as here I was meeting people full of good energy and willing to work. I am thankful to Granvia Foundation for this chance and I believe that out cooperation will enrich both parties. Fingers crossed.”
Non-profit organization Animus Apertus from Banska Bystrica manages a theatre workshop that employs 6 girls from the hospice of St Vincent. Aim of the project was to teach the girls how to draft and sew theatrical costumes.
Part of the project was also the execution of play played by the same girls in their own drafted and sewn costumes. The premiere was in November 2013 in Bratislava and among the invited were also the members of GRANVIA foundation. The play had an educational character and it presented the public their complicated lives in orphanages without parents or with parents, who showed no interest in them. The project First step did not end with the premiere. Animus Apertus showed their play to viewers in Slovakia. Requalification of girls in the area of theatrical costumes from the draft to the sowing itself resulted in the cooperation with fashion designers and the organization created the concept of a new fashion brand launched into market in 2014.
Project Patron: Robert Kiss
“I am pleased that the long-term work of Mrs Dubačová was publicly appreciated (Crystal Wing in the category Philanthropy). In scope of the grant of GRANVIA Foundation now we can work together on her next brave plan, the meaning of which is to help girls from orphanages to stand on their own feet.”