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Christmas wish tree: With a permanent contribution you will help fulfill the wishes of children each day!

Giving a gift is a wonderful thing, and it also fills the gift giver’s heart with warmth and a positive feeling. Become a permanent donor and do a bit of good throughout the year by assuming a child’s hobby or training related costs. Even a small contribution is helpful, since it is important to understand that the training sessions of a young boy who loves football may come to a halt because he has outgrown his football boots...Or that music lessons may come to an end because there is no money to pay for lessons.

In the same way that children growing up at home with their parents have diverse interests, so do children in family homes. It is important to find a hobby, in which one can enthusiastically engage. Who knows – perhaps an interest that begins in childhood can become a future occupation or will remain loved for life.

Christmas gifts are very important to children, since this leaves the child with the feeling of being noticed and cared for. The magical time of Christmas comes to an end and daily life goes on. Children living in substitute homes require attention 12 months of the year – in the same way that we are always available to the children growing up in our own families. All across Estonia, there are children who want to actively engage in their hobbies, and there is no difference in whether they live at home with their biological mother and father or are growing up in a family home. The gift with the greatest impact is a monthly donation – in this way, the child has the opportunity to deal with their beloved hobby today, next week and next month, and their journey on that path will not come to an end due to a lack of support.

Training for brave boys

Paavo and Rein are brave 11 year old boys. Otherwise they wouldn’t be participating in ski jumping. This exciting sport requires courage and a great deal of concentration. Of course the boys enjoy the training very much, the main thing is that going to practice doesn’t hinge on clothing-footwear being outgrown or there being no money to pay for their hobby.

For his age, 10 year old Siim is already a seasoned footballer. He has played football for a club for three years and gladly participates in competitions and athletics camps. Siim always goes to practice with great zeal and gives his all on the field. Once each year, Siim definitely requires new football boots and clothes, and also requires help in paying for his monthly training costs.

Twelve-year-old Tatjana, who lives in Ida-Viru County, is an extraordinarily versatile and inquisitive young girl. She manages to do a lot and also be everywhere. She has been participating in the art group active at her school for four years and this year she also decided to participate in robotics. Tatjana is also involved with the acting group at her local community centre. The girl’s great loves are horses and horseback riding – during school holidays she attends riding camp. Horseback riding is an activity where equipment is necessary – a helmet and boots.

Active participant

Fourteen-year-old Ele has discovered an exciting sport – sumo wrestling. She has been active for several years and is a member of the Sakura team. Ele is continually travelling to competitions and has placed highly at tournaments held abroad. While Ele doesn’t have any competition costs in Estonia, this is not the case when travelling abroad. The support of permanent donors would be of great help here.

Anton is a seventeen-year-old boy, from Pärnu, who has been rowing for five years. He is incredibly consistent and dogged when it comes to his training. The young man would be very happy with a new training suit, which is exactly what he asked Santa for. Training related expenses are currently covered from the hobby scholarship programme of SEB Heategevusfond, and it would be great if this could continue in the future thanks to the help of permanent donors. Who knows, perhaps Anton will be an Olympian one day!

A Christmas gift that brings joy and helps in developing oneself is the best – be it a surprise that sparks the drive for discovery, challenges one’s knowledge, or teaches a new skill. The best gift we can give a child is if we take into consideration their wishes and understand the actual needs behind these wishes.

Receiving gifts on Christmas Eve is the highlight of the year for many children, but life follows its own course and dreams don’t end with Christmas. Why not give a gift to these children each month by becoming a permanent supporter of their hobbies? The support of a permanent donor is invaluable because children growing up in family homes want to practise activities and enjoy their hobbies all year round, just like the children growing up with their parents. As a permanent donor, you can give them a feeling of certainty, that they will be able to take part in their favourite activities now and in the future!

Donate EUR 3 each month and you will be giving children the fulfilment of success, new experiences, or supporting young people in getting an education with which to start their independent life. Give your small contribution to children living in substitute homes so that they will have the same supportive and nurturing environment as the children being raised in our own families. Read more:


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.