Instead of being spent on food, the €50,000 raised helps those in the path of war
Tallinn, Estonia — 21 December 2022 — Wildix, the premier European unified communications company, is proud to announce that it’s skipping its annual staff Christmas dinners around the globe to help those in Ukraine. The €50,000 saved will go toward the Ukrainian Cultural Centre headquartered in Estonia.
The UCC helps distribute money to organizations working in Ukraine. The three organizations chosen by Wildix include one that helps the military supply warm clothing and medical supplies to troops in Ukraine and another that helps children who have lost one or both parents during the fighting. The third provides medical supplies to hospitals from Odesa to Mykolaiv.
“Christmas is a time of giving and joy,” said Dimitri Osler, Founder and CTO of Wildix. “However, for many in Ukraine, it’s a time of fear. It didn’t seem right to be celebrating when so many people we know and love are under attack. By donating the money that we would’ve spent on Christmas celebrations, we can help alleviate some of the pressure on ordinary Ukrainians this winter and provide another reason to hope.”
The Ukrainian Cultural Centre has previously provided prostheses and surgeries to those in need, including those who were hurt during the 2014 Maidan riots. It also provides assistance to those disabled or the families of those killed in the current conflict.
“We’re proud of the support that we’re giving,” said Steve Osler, Founder and CEO of Wildix. “Russian aggression is something that we’ve condemned strongly in the past and continue to do so, and this money will help those in the country get food, clothing, care and warmth.”
The focus on Ukraine is nothing new for Wildix. Its research and development center opened its doors in 2007, and it has had a continuous presence in Odesa since. During the initial military buildup and invasion, Wildix ensured those Ukrainians who wished to leave the country could and supported them through the process. Many now live throughout Europe.
“Wildix is first and foremost people-orientated,” said Roberta Terranova, Global HR Manager for Wildix. “With this donation, we’re helping the people of Ukraine to build towards a better future and help secure the future for their children. At this time of year, we’re all looking to see what good we can bring into this world, and I’m pleased that we’ve made this small sacrifice to help others.”