In 2019, LOTOS Group employees prepared Christmas gifts for more than 90 children as part of an initiative of the Municipal Centre for Family Support in Gdańsk (Miejski Ośrodek Pomocy Rodzinie w Gdańsku). Two fairs (for Easter and Christmas) were also held on the Company’s premises, selling hand-made items created by participants of the Occupational Therapy Workshops organised by Caritas of the Gdańsk Archdiocese, a catholic charity. The proceeds were used to organise leisure events for the participants. Collections of warm clothes and winter footwear for the poor and needy, struggling financially and often homeless, were also held as part of the ‘Monciak Soup’ initiative.
LOTOS Kolej hosted an annual Railway Technology Day event as part of the Children’s Day celebrations, an initiative running since 2010 for company employees and local residents. Financially disadvantaged children are among those invited to participate in the event, which yearly attracts an audience of over 1,000, enjoying free attractions prepared by LOTOS Kolej. They can ride on modern locomotives and railway trolleys, while learning about safety in a railway area.
In 2019, a modern locomotive was loaned to haul holiday passenger trains with young railway fans on routes to Kołobrzeg and other destinations. Children with their caretakers could enjoy a free ride and participate in lectures on ecology and environmental protection. The project was organised in partnership with the Railway Enthusiasts Association to promote eco-friendly modes of transport.
In 2019, LOTOS Asfalt was a partner of the Baltic Science Festival organised by the Gdańsk University of Technology. Children and young people were eager to participate in competitions organised by LOTOS Asfalt employees, learning about the environmental aspects of bitumen technologies.
The regional initiatives of LOTOS Paliwa employees included Pre-schooler’s Day (held at LOTOS service stations), the Noble Gift, and support campaign for the children’s home in Chotomów. Such projects are often employee initiatives that receive wide support from LOTOS Group companies.