Dentons raises €385,000 to fund emergency aid for Ukrainian people
March 14, 2022 – Global law firm Dentons has raised more than €385,000 in donations through its registered charitable foundation, the Dentons Europe Foundation, to fund emergency relief for Ukrainian families and children displaced by the war. The fund includes donations from Dentons people and offices around the world.
The Dentons Europe Foundation has already dispersed donations totaling €120,000 to 16 NGOs in Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and Germany, which are providing emergency aid on the ground to assist children and families in Ukraine and those fleeing the war. The organizations include:
- SOS Children’s Villages Poland (SOS Wioski Dziecięce)
- Congregation of the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (Dom Generalny Zgromadzenie Sióstr Niepokalanego Poczęcia NMP)
- Red Cross Romania (Crucea Roșie Română)
- Maltese Charity in Hungary (Magyar Máltai Szeretetszolgálat)
- Ocalenie Foundation (Fundacja Ocalenie)
- Salam Lab (Laboratorium Pokoju)
- Ukrainian House (Ukraiński Dom)
- Heroes Foundation (Fundacja Herosi)
- Small Heart with Art
- Partnership for Every Child (Партнерство «Кожній дитині»)
- Polish Hospitality Foundation (Fundacja Polska Gościnność)
- Blue Angel (Modry Anjel)
- People in Need (Človek v ohrození)
- Humanistischer Verband
- Be an Angel
Dentons is continuing its fundraising efforts.The Europe Foundation Board meets regularly to agree the distribution of additional funds to provide urgent humanitarian relief.
Tomasz Dąbrowski, CEO of Dentons Europe, commented, “We at Dentons Europe condemn the Russian military aggression against Ukraine and its civilian population. We are doing everything in our power to assist our colleagues from Ukraine and their families. Through our Foundation and pro bono activities, we are playing our small part in providing emergency aid to the Ukrainian families and children, who are suffering in this war. I am extremely grateful for the support of Dentons colleagues around the world, who have contributed so generously to our relief efforts.”
Support to Dentons Ukraine
Dentons’ leadership is in regular contact with the team in Ukraine and is providing colleagues and their families with any possible assistance, including financial support, transport, relocation, accommodation in Ukraine and the neighboring countries, as well as trauma and psychological counselling.
Dentons is providing pro bono legal advice to several NGOs, mainly in the countries which share a border with Ukraine, which are helping Ukrainian civilians displaced by the war. The Firm is assisting with issues related to employment law, contracts, establishment of charitable foundations, and other related issues
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