Meteor Group - Labud and UNICEF support children in the social welfare system
2 tons of disinfectants and cleaning products for children's institutions
During the COVID-19 pandemic, centres and institutions in the social welfare system are increasingly disinfected and cleaned more often, which is why there is a great demand for disinfectants and cleaning products.
Recognizing this need, Meteor Group - Labud, in cooperation with UNICEF, donated 2 tons of products that the Ministry of Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy will distribute to community service centres and other institutions for children with behavioural problems. The donation includes 1,300 disinfectants, hygiene products and cleaning products, with a total value of HRK 37,000.
The handover of Labud's donation at the Ministry of Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy was attended by State Secretary, Marija Pletikosa, Marketing Director of Meteor Group-Labud, Milica Damjanović, and Deputy Head of the UNICEF Office for Croatia, Ana Dautović.
"In these challenging moments, the health and safety of users and employees in the social welfare system is our main priority," said State Secretary Marija Pletikosa in her address, emphasizing that this donation is extremely important and will further contribute to protecting those who need protection the most in the fight against COVID-19 disease.
"The COVID-19 pandemic poses an additional challenge to already overloaded systems. This also means an increase in the risks that affect the protection of children within social care institutions and centres. COVID-19 continues to expand and it is important that we all work together to support further spreading and support preventive measures. Thus, this donation from Meteor Group - Labud is extremely important for the well-being of children and young people who need support the most at this time", said Ana Dautović, Deputy Head of UNICEF Office for Croatia and thanked Meteor Group - Labud for their donation.
The Marketing Director of Meteor Group - Labud, Milica Damjanović, said: “Disinfectants have become our strategic product and the importance and value of domestic production has again come to the fore in this situation. Despite great demands through sales channels, from the first day, we decided to set aside a part of the product for donations and UNICEF is recognized as a leading humanitarian organization that is focused on supporting the most vulnerable groups of children and families. We are pleased that the donation of Labud brand disinfectant products will help centres and institutions in the social welfare system to maintain protocols for space disinfection and protection of children and families using the services of the centres and also help protect highly exposed professionals in the social welfare system."
In times of increased costs, this donation will greatly facilitate the safe performance of activities in these institutions, which will greatly benefit children and young people with behavioural problems.