'High five!' donation drive tops 400,000 euros with one day to go

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With one day still to go of the week-long 'High five' (Dod pieci!) charity donation drive, the amount raised to support Ukrainian child refugees in Latvia already exceeds 400,000 euros, organizers said December 21.

By Wednesday evening, 401,470 euros had been raised, with hopes high that by the end of the marathon the total might rise to around half a million euros. 

As previously reported by LSM, the public media charity marathon 'High five!' takes place from December 16 to 22 and is dedicated to supporting Ukrainian refugee children who have arrived in Latvia. For a whole week Radio 5 – Pieci.lv DJs will broadcast 24/7 from a special glass studio in Dome Square in Riga, where they will play songs chosen by donors, share stories of people's experiences and experts' opinions. Various other fundraising efforts are also taking place elsewhere.

There is still time to make a donation if you are in a position to do so. Details below.

How to donate

From December 1 to 22, donations can be made on the website www.dodpieci.lv.

From December 1 to 31, donations can also be made at all Circle K petrol stations, where both cash and non-cash donations will be accepted. This year, Circle K has promised to double the donations received at their petrol stations.

From December 16 to 22, cash and non-cash donations can also be made at the charity marathon glass studio in Rīga's Old Town (Dome Square, by the cathedral).

Until January 6 2023, donations can be made by selecting the project ‘High Five!’ on the website of the charity organisation Ziedot.lv.

All donated funds will go 100% to the Emergency Relief Fund through the project partner, the charity Ziedot.lv, to provide direct assistance for the basic needs of Ukrainian refugee children in Latvia.

As previously reported, the public media charity marathon ‘High Five!’ will take place from December 16 to 22 over 158 hours of broadcasting from a special glass studio.

There are currently more than 35,000 Ukrainian refugees in Latvia. According to estimates by the Ministry of the Interior, around 31% of all Ukrainian refugees in Latvia are children.

‘High Five!’ is organised by Latvian Radio, Latvian Television and Latvian Public Media (LSM).


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