Raising funds for children
Since 2009, Finavia has promoted well-being among the children of the world in cooperation with the development cooperation organisation Plan International Finland. The funds raised have been used for the everyday needs of children in developing countries.
Passengers can make a donation by dropping coins left over from their travels in Pastilli fund raising boxes. There are five bright-green Pastilli boxes designed by Eero Aarnio at Helsinki Airport and some more at the Oulu and Kokkola-Pietarsaari airports.
The decade of cooperation has been successful with already almost 300 000 EUR of donations. Finavia has donated for example profits from exercise and Christmas campaigns to Plan and taken part in the International Day of the Girl.
Finavia supports Finnish families with children by annually taking part in the Hyvä Joulumieli (Christmas Spirit) fundraising, organised by the Finnish Red Cross and the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare.
Finavia is the official partner of the Finnish Olympic Committee. We are proud to bring friends of sport and team spirits from all over the world together at our airports. In a group, individuals’ good performances are turned into heroic deeds – both in sport and service.
Selection of projects for sponsorship is based on the principle of reciprocity. In other words, we expect to be able to use the cooperation in other stakeholder relations and the sponsorship should also create media visibility.
When making donations, we adhere to our charity and sponsorship policy: we do not make donations to political parties, politicians or political institutions.