Watsons Ukraine partners with suppliers to provide and ship the much-needed personal care and household products to hospital workers to help them battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.
In Watsons Ukraine, employees joined the national Race of Kindness by donating clothes, toys and books to children’s charities.
In August 2019, Watsons Ukraine ran a campaign with Watsons Angels on Facebook for customers to win cosmetics products and charitable gifts. All they had to do was like and share the Facebook post with a link to Watsons Angels site to participate. The campaign generated over 3,800 shares.
People who sit in the office all day are prone to common workplace ailments such as poor postures and fatigue. A Digital Detox class was held for employees at Watson Ukraine’s office to teach techniques on how to avoid excessive usage of digital devices. This not only helps colleagues focus at work but also prevents office syndromes such as neck and back pain.
Business2Students is a social educational project that aims to provide more information to students who actively seeks to develop their skills and competence to rapidly grow their career. Since autumn 2018, Watsons Ukraine has supported the project by inviting opinion leaders, both in-house and external, to conduct masterclasses on various business topics. In 2019, Watsons’ charity partner P&G joined in the effort by providing lectures and exclusive excursions to their plant. Over 600 students took part in the project to date and it is set to run until 2020.
Procter & Gamble’s long-time project “Like A Girl” is aimed at supporting teenage girls going through puberty. Watsons Ukraine and P&G joined forces by donating 1 Ukrainian Hryvnia for every Always Ultra pack sold. The programme was so popular Watsons decided to extend it to six boarding schools where the girls need even more support due to poor family and life conditions. Watsons Ukraine made a pledge on Facebook to donate as much hygiene products as likes they receive and as a result, over 3000 were donated to the schools.
Watsons Ukraine helped Smela Boarding School prepare for the new school year by renovating the school. Old windows and doors in the dormitories, workshops and corridors of the school building were replaced by new and modern ones. In conjunction with this, the company also held a homemade pastry charity sale in the office, where proceeds were donated to Smela Boarding School and Brovarsky Centre of the Complex Rehabilitation of Children to buy new learning tools.
“Watsons Angels” is a charity campaign launched by Watsons Ukraine to help raise funds for kids who suffer from heart conditions. Through Watsons Angels, little Denis from the Chernivtsi region, 11-year-old Lily from the city of Kamyanets-Podilsky, and 13-year-old Diana from the village of Kulikovka were able to receive appropriate medical treatments and made a full recovery.
The latest Winter collection of Watsons Angels magnets was created by Yevgenia Myroniuk, a young and gifted Ukrainian painter. This special collection was made available in stores as well as online, and is set to be followed by Summer, Spring and Autumn variations.
Sales of the Watsons Angels magnets go into raising funds to buy special implants needed by children suffering from heart diseases. So far, over half a million people have taken part, helping to raise an impressive sum of almost USD90,000!
Every year for the last five years on Global Volunteer Day, Watsons Ukraine would pay a visit to Smela boarding school. This year, the volunteers wanted to inspire confidence and spread joy to the children by celebrating their strengths through different activities. The children were divided into groups by age where they participated in activities as diverse as crafts, jewellery-making, sports and thinking games. To cap-off a full and fun day, the volunteers treated the children to a tea-party with hand-made cupcakes and a great dance-off!