03. 12. 2009 - Czech Airlines Employees Helping the Handicapped

Prague, 3 December 2009

Czech Airlines is again helping the handicapped this year.  At the seat of Czech Airlines, a two-day sales event is being held for the products of the workshops of the occupational therapy centre that is a part of the Sulická Home for People with Handicaps.  With each of their purchases, employees contribute to covering the financial costs of the acquisition of further materials needed in the sheltered workshops’ production.  But it is also a good way of getting an original Christmas present.

This annual charitable event, now in its third year and meeting with great acclaim each time, will be held on 3 and 4 December from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the ground floor of the Czech Airlines APC Building.  Czech Airlines employees will be able to purchase diverse products, from pottery to painted glass and painted silk to traditional Advent decorations.

With our clients, we strive to make gifts and other items that will not only give people pleasure, but also be useful.  We were very pleasantly surprised by the sincere and spontaneous interest of all Czech Airlines employees.  Their genuine interest in our products was very pleasant and motivating for us.  By purchasing them, all our customers give us the opportunity to continue in peaceful and creative work,” said Blanka Němcová, the head of the occupational therapy workshop, in her letter of thanks addressed to Czech Airlines employees after last year’s sales event.

The Sulická Home
The Sulická Home for People with Handicaps provides comprehensive services to people with mental handicaps, whose state of health does not allow them to provide for themselves in the long term in their own environment, and who require the assistance of another person.

The Occupational Therapy Centre
The work and therapeutic activities take place in occupational therapy workshops. The centre has two gardening workshops with an adjoining garden and greenhouses, a pottery shop, a shop for the processing and production of woollen products, a woodworking workshop, and two artistic classrooms for painting on glass and silk, the production of jewellery, and embroidery.  The work in the shops is organised for clients who are in attendance all day, or in the form of afternoon hobby groups and stay groups.  Aside from providing space for self-realisation to persons who have difficulty in finding application, the creative work in the workshops allows them to practice their psychomotor abilities and a number of skills during production.

Hana Hejsková
Communications Director
Czech Airlines Press Spokesperson