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The Christmas wish tree is made up of the dreams and wishes of children in shelters and substitute homes, sent to Santa Clause. To make sure that these do not just remain dreams, pick a gift from the Christmas tree and make a donation to the best of your ability.

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Santa Claus brought 150 personal presents to shelter children

27.12.2009

In December the SEB Charity Fund asked the bank’s employees, volunteers in the Club created in support of the fund and their friends, to fill Santa’s sack with presents for children with negligent parents and who had to spend Christmas Eve in the children’s shelter.

Everyone could go on the Christmas tree website that listed the names of 150 children (from 8 children’s shelters and homes nationwide) and their requests to Santa Claus. The gifts were collected at branches in Tallinn, Pärnu, Tartu and Narva and delivered to the children in time for Christmas.

Just like other kids all over the country, those in the shelters found presents with their names on them waiting for them from Santa. Some of the children were a little hesitant when it came to opening their presents, although most struggled to contain their excitement and surprise that Santa had brought them what they’d asked for. The emotions were very strong in all shelter houses – the children's eyes reflected real joy as the excitedly opened their presents. This year, for the first time, their wishes had come true.

A big thank you to all “Santas” who helped to create this little Christmas miracle by giving a bit of their time, attention, soul and heart to children whose parents don’t care about them. It means a lot.

Participate Thank you, if you have already supported our charity programme or if you are going to do it in the future! Sign a standing payment order contract in SEB Internet Bank for 3 euros a month or support with a single donation.