Helping communities

Through the joint efforts of the Santander Foundation, the bank and our customers, in April 2020 we organised the charity event #WeWillDoubleYourImpact, which supported Polish hospitals. Its aim was to raise funds for medical equipment and protective clothing, which were essential during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We started the collection with a donation of PLN 2 million, and then doubled every zloty donated. Thanks to the commitment of our customers and other donors, as well as the bank’s employees, we managed to collect over PLN 3 million, which was allocated to over 20 hospitals across Poland for the purchase of face masks, coveralls, ventilators, oxygen pumps and other equipment necessary to save the health and lives of patients.

Making face masks with the Santander Foundation

In addition, our volunteers all over Poland, from March to May 2020, sewed face masks, which we successively handed over to hospitals and medical facilities and to employees of bank branches having direct contact with customers. In addition, the Foundation bought two washing machines which it handed over to paramedics in Radzionków and Krotoszyn. The campaign covered 65 locations across Poland.

  • 2 PLN million

    amount donated initially

  • ~3.1 PLN million

    amount raised in a specially created account

  • 100 PLN

    average value of individual contributions

  • 20,000 PLN

    highest value of a single donation

  • >5 PLN million

    total amount of aid received by hospitals

  • >15,000

    people joined the fundraiser

  • 23

    hospitals received aid from the fundraiser

  • >13,000

    masks were made by our volunteers

Korki TV

The Santander Foundation was a partner and provided financial support to an educational programme that helped students of the final year of high school to study during the pandemic. Lessons in mathematics, Polish, biology, chemistry, history and English were prepared by a team of passionate teachers in accordance with the current official curriculum and the guidelines of the Ministry of National Education. They were broadcast by the Metro TV channel.