The spotlight shifts to Bratislava’s Sheraton Hotel tonight, where the fourth annual CIJ Awards Slovakia will be taking place. It’s been an easy year for exactly no one, but while there haven’t been as many nominations this year, there’s some real quality out there. And just as we’ve done at the awards in Warsaw, Prague and Budapest this year, we’ll be asking those attending to consider giving to a local charity.
With the holidays in mind, our charity of choice this year is the Children’s Home Hope, a state-run institution located between Bratislava and Senec for children whose parents are unable, or unwilling to care for them. Envelopes will be provided on each table, and 100% of all funds collected will be placed in the institution’s bank account. Donations will bring some cheer to these children’s lives, as it will go towards recreation activities and trips for which the institution’s budget is severely limited.