Dvorak Hager & Partners has announced that it contributed CZK 100,000 to the Caritas confederation of Catholic relief, development, and social service organizations, which will be used to provide aid to the elderly in the form of homes, stationary, home care, assistance, and so on.
According to the Caritas Czech Republic website, the organization "has become the biggest nongovernmental provider of social and health services in the Czech Republic and has expanded its projects abroad to include humanitarian aid and development in countries such as Indonesia, Mongolia, Cambodia, Moldova, Serbia, Kosovo, Ethiopia and Zambia." According to the site, "Caritas Czech Republic engages in over 300 social projects and has become a fixed part of humanitarian aid projects around the world. Domestically, they opened hundreds of social and health services to foreigners in distress and established the first hospice to attend to the terminally ill. Its grassroots approach to raise charitable donations includes the largest volunteer project in the Czech Republic called the 'Three-Kings Collection' which is a collection of 14,727 cashboxes that generate millions of Euros every year to support local charities, diocesan projects, and provides relief to humanitarian aid projects such as the devastating South East Asia tsunami in 2004."
Caritas Czech Republic’s main office in Prague employs a staff of approximately 6,900 employees, 5,220 long-term volunteers, and more than 50,000 volunteers for the Three Kings Collection. Caritas Czech consists of 8 dioceses and about 350 parishes that all sit within the auspices of the Czech Bishops Conference.
In addition, as part of its pro bono activities, Dvorak Hager & Partners will provide legal services to Caritas.