During the three-week period of this year’s charity campaign "Let's help prepare for school together!", from 16 August to 6 September, with the help of active public participation, almost 40 school bags have been filled with different stationery items - pencil cases, exercise books, rulers, writing materials, etc., essential for the study process. Summarizing the amounts donated during the charity campaign, a total of more than 30 large families have been helped in cities such as Riga, Talsi, Jekabpils and Liepaja.
For the second year in a row, the charity campaign is organized by the shopping and entertainment centre Akropole, in cooperation with - SIA Eco Baltia vide, Latvijas Zaļais punkts, the association Palīdzēsim viens otram and the parents' organization Mammām un tētiem. The aim of the charity campaign is to help those Latvian families who, due to various reasons, are unable to take care of their children's school supplies.
Zane Kaktiņa, manager of the Akropole shopping and entertainment centre: “A warm gratitude to every donor for participating in this campaign! Each donation has its own significant added value - these are the real emotions of the children when they take these several valuable things in their hands to start learning. At the same time, we are very pleased with the involvement of our tenants - Baltic Data, Charlot, Sportland, Jānis Roze and Euroaptieka. The amount donated this year proves that we are a responsive and cordial society.”
Kaspars Zakulis, director of the Latvijas Zaļais punkts: "We are pleased that the society has been able to be active and provide school supplies to those who need it, in such a short time. Probably, for some donors, it was a way for recycling a backpack that has been used only for a short time, or for high-quality sportswear that has just become too small, while some others gave a special thought to the donation and bought it in a nearby store. Also, there might be people who, while making this donation, had to choose between a long coveted purchase or a gift for a student. Whatever the purpose of each donor, it shows that society is able to make positive choices that can benefit not only a particular person or group of people but also the environment.”
Linda Novicka, board member and project coordinator of Palīdzēsim viens otram: "Every parent wants their child to have the best, but they can't always provide it. I am very grateful to people who responded and made donations to the campaign organised by Akropole for families who were unable to buy clothes and stationery for their children, so that the children could study successfully."
Inga Akmentiņa-Smildziņa, head of the parents' organization Mammām un tētiem: "It is so nice and pleasant to acknowledge that fellow human beings care for the well-being of children - even if they are not children from their own family. Everyone who took part in this charity event has helped many children in Latvia to start school on a happier note. Thank you very much for that!”
A video of the charity campaign prepared by the shopping and entertainment centre Akropole: https://youtu.be/T6Bcdq8ZIeA
About the shopping and entertainment centre “Akropole”
In the shopping and entertainment centre “Akropole” you can also find the only multi-brand store in Latvia, “Van Graaf”, as well as the sports and lifestyle stores “USC”, “adidas Originals” and “SuperDry”. Here you can find the largest brand stores in Latvia, such as “Zara”, “Reserved”, “Deichmann”, “Oysho”, “Guess”, and “KidzOne”. This wide range is complemented by restaurants and cafés to everyone’s taste, a large and elegant “Maxima” XXX supermarket, a modern fitness room, children's indoor sports and entertainment club MaryMaris, as well as outdoor children's playground. The O’Learys entertainment area offers bowling, billiards, sports simulators and other exciting leisure and entertainment options for the whole family.
“Akropole” is not only the most modern shopping and entertainment centre in Latvia but also the first to receive the prestigious BREEAM certificate in both its designing and construction stages, thanks to the high energy efficiency and sustainability standards with which the processes complied. “Akropole” was also recognised as the winner in the nomination category “New Public Building” in the “Latvian Construction Industry’s Annual Award 2019” contest, and was recognised as the best BIM object at “The Best Building of the Year in Latvia 2019”. Moreover, connected to “Akropole” shopping centre is the largest B+ class Business centre in Latvia.