On April 9, AmCham organized a fundraising event titled Social Marketplace, where three socially beneficial projects were presented and companies – members of the chamber had the opportunity to pledge their support. The projects targeted several target groups: persons with disabilities who will receive training and the opportunity to work in the catering sector; socially endangered persons from Prespa who will learn how to grow organic products and engage in social entrepreneurship, as well as children and young people who will have the opportunity to get to know and love nature through scout activities. Participants were deeply touched by the phenomenal musical performances by the students from the Elementary school “Dimitar Pop Berovski”, the student from the School for Visually Impaired “Dimitar Vlahov”, and students from Special Elementary School “Idnina”. As part of our efforts to promote corporate social responsibility and make it easier for companies to invest in communities in which they live and work, at the beginning of the year AmCham announced a call for socially beneficial ideas on which 39 civil society organizations applied. Volunteers from the AmCham Social Responsibility Committee, employees of our member companies, conducted a thorough analysis of the proposed projects and vetting of the organizations and selected the three best and most effective socially useful initiatives. The projects were presented to companies that had the opportunity to decide and pledge their support.
The event successfully achieved the goal by raising 1,500,000 MKD, as well as donations in products and services needed for the implementation of these socially useful projects. At the same time, this event raised awareness about the social responsibility of the companies as well as established partnerships between the private and the civil sector.
When: Tuesday, April 9, 7 pm
Where: Double Tree by Hilton Skopje, ASNOM Blv. No.17