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Morgan Stanley's commitment to the kids of SOS Children's Villages

Support for the health and development of the children without parental care

28 August 2009, Budapest - Morgan Stanley, the leading investment bank of the world, is providing an outstanding donation to support the children of SOS-Children’s Villages Hungary. The aim of the grant is to finance the required professional staff, developing sessions and tools for the healthy, balanced development of children in all SOS-Children’s Villages for the duration of two years.

The homes of SOS-Children’s Villages provide loving, caring, safe environment to children who lost parental care due to negligence, abuse, decease of the parents or other reasons. Overcoming early traumas and early development is essential for children raised in SOS-Children’s Villages. Morgan Stanley’s project is addressing an unprecedented support of this need.

David Legg, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and Trustee of the Morgan Stanley International Foundation handed over today this support at the SOS Children’s Villages in Kecskemét.

"An unforgettable day" this is what 50 employees of Morgan Stanley had spent in Kecskemét SOS Children Village. ‘A fun day before school” was the title of the cheerful day when playful workshops and closing performances challenged the children and the Morgan Stanley workers. The talent and passion of the Morgan Stanley people had been confirmed. The company is a young, multicultural company; a place for people to learn, to achieve and to grow as well as a place reinforces superior social responsibility and sensibility. Sport, handicraft, ceramic works, patchwork, drawing, dance and drama sessions were also amongst the playing group selection.

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SOS-Children’s Village Foundation Hungary is a public benefit organization, independent of all political parties and religious denominations, acting as the first and biggest non-governmental organization in Hungarian child protection system. SOS-Kinderdorf, the international umbrella organization of SOS-Hungary is the second largest non-governmental organization in worldwide child protection, operating in 132 countries all over the world.  Currently about 300 children and youths are provided care by SOS-Children’s Village Foundation Hungary.

Morgan Stanley Hungary is the subsidiary of one of the world’s leading investment banks. Its tasks include providing support for the parent company in various fields of financial management and accounting, back office operation, IT operation, application development and mathematical modelling. The activities of these divisions in Hungary is extending continuously, taking over more and more task groups from American, European and Asian subsidiaries. Morgan Stanley’s company culture provides an everyday chance for fulfilling one’s individual potential, offering training programs to develop the staff’s professional expertise, skills and specialized knowledge. Another major priority of Morgan Stanley Hungary is building a community with members for whom social commitment and sensibility is a natural attitude.

Further information

Krisztina Mina–PR Manager
SOS-Children’s Village Foundation Hungary
Tel:(06 1) 325 9404
Mobile:(+36) 30 862 1318
e-mail:krisztina.mina@sos.hu