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More than 10,000 volunteers went on dates with their cities

Cleaning castles and painting fences. This is how people participated in the biggest volunteering event in central Europe.

Zvolen's park Lanice(Source: TASR)

It is nine o’clock in the morning on June 8 and small groups of people wearing white T-shirts saying “I have a date with Our City today” are passing through the gate of the kindergarten on Strečnianska Street in Bratislava’s Petržalka borough. Their task today is clear: to paint the fence, plant some trees and clean the sandpit.

The people are mostly company employees who attend the biggest volunteering event in central Europe: Our City, organised by the Pontis Foundation for the 12th time.

“It’s always a great event,” says Andrej Barák, who has attended Our City for the seventh year already.

In the past, he and his colleagues were already helping to paint fences in kindergartens, planting trees at schools or helping with everyday activities in the centre for mentally handicapped people in Petržalka. He praises the fact that similar events unite people who are willing to help and contribute together towards a good cause.

Read more: Where did volunteers help? What are the benefits?

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