Say it Loud! is a charity project by a group of companies in Prague, belonging to the Omnicom network, their employees, business partners and the general public, who have teamed up to help support the „Detske Centrum“ orphanage in Prague 4 and their Charity Foundation called "Detsky Usmev" (Children´s Smile). This orphanage (Detske Centrum) provides full care to newborns and small children coming from a threatened environment (drugs, child abuse...), abandoned handicapped children and orphans up to six years of age. For more information, see www.ftn.cz/index.php?id=2409 and www.detsky-usmev.cz/en/.
This project is being developed based on the worldwide CSR initiative called Omnicom Cares (www.omnicomcares.com)
The following activities are currently underway:
A day of volunteer work by Omnicom employees - August 20th 2008 (movie)
For one entire afternoon, about 100 employees of various Omnicom companies will have the opportunity to demonstrate their support by helping out at the premises of the Detske Centrum. The main goal is to paint the wooden playground, fence and garden houses, as well as general gardening, weeding and clean-up.
Photo competition - August 12th - 31st 2008
Dig through your photo archive or take new pictures and upload them to the www.rajce.net website, into the Say It Loud section. The theme is „How young children communicate“– (i.e. children talking, smiling, grimacing etc).Your photo will be evaluated both by the public (where you can also vote for your favorite photo right within the portal), as well as by a professional jury of photographers. The best photos in both categories will be awarded. For detailed information about the competition, and to upload your photos, go to www.rajce.net.
Charity Photo Auction - August 14th 2008
A set of the best submitted photos, together with photos donated by a professional photographer will be printed and sold at an auction on September 14th at the Vysehrad Castle in Prague, at the Stare Purkrabstvi venue. The funds from this auction will be donated to the Detske Centrum Orphanage. Keep an eye out for the invitation and details about the auction.