A large-scale charity event was held on New Year’s Eve at Gazprom Neft and its subsidiaries under the title “Letter to Grandfather Frost.” Gazprom Neft employees who had volunteered their services attended orphanages in six regions of Russia in order to personally deliver presents to children per requests that the children had made to Grandfather Frost.
Employees from Gazprom Neft headquarters and the company’s subsidiaries in Saint Petersburg, Omsk, Khanty-Mansiysk, Tomsk, Tyumen, Yekaterinburg, and Muravlenko took part in the charity event. Each event participant had purchased at his or her own expense the gifts that an individual child had asked for.
At the company’s headquarters in Saint Petersburg, the charity event took place for the first time in cooperation with the Life Line fund under the slogan “Children Saving Children.” The children at the orphanage received not only New Year’s gifts; they also took active part in the program for assistance to other children. Brightly colored Christmas gingerbread cookies that the children had decorated and baked were sold to Gazprom Neft employees at a charity market. All of the funds thus obtained were allocated to the targeted treatment of children with cardiovascular diseases.
“The charity events held by volunteers is becoming a genial tradition at our company. Holding these events makes it possible to provide real help to those who need it the most. And every company employee can contribute to it. It’s not just material assistance; it’s personal communication and attention that the children need so badly. We will continue to develop corporate volunteerism, which we consider to be an important element of the company’s social responsibility. The aim is to provide the opportunity for as many of our employees as possible from the various regions of the company’s presence to participate actively in social projects,” noted Gazprom Neft Deputy CEO for Corporate Communications Alexander Dybal.