Digital Philanthropy

SMS-CHARITY

lifecell actively contributes to the development of SMS charity in Ukraine.


Since 2013, the operator has been collaborating with the Ukrainian Forum of Philanthropists on the development of telecom charity and took an active part in the development of new norms of Ukrainian legislation to abolish the taxation of SMS messages sent for charity.


In spring 2017, the company, together with representatives of the charity sector and telecommunications, joined the Working Group on the Implementation of Telecom-charity.


March 20, 2018 the laws on the abolition of taxation of messages on charity, adopted by the Verkhovna Rada and signed by the President of Ukraine in November 2016, were put into force.


On June 1, 2018, lifecell launched SMS charity service in Ukraine, having provided free short numbers to charitable organizations, which were the the first to send requests to the operator after the legislative changes had come into force (March 20, 2018). The company fully incurred the costs associated with servicing short numbers and processing charitable SMS, regardless of their number.


Significant financial, human and technological resources are required to extend SMS-charity service and provide hundreds of charitable organizations registered in Ukraine with the possibility of allocating short numbers. The working group on the implementation of Telecom-charity works on attracting additional funding and creating a separate telecom platform with wide functionality^ from processing requests of charitable organizations and legal verification of such organizations for compliance with the requirements of the current legislation to technical support of transactions, control of funds transfer to the addressee and online reporting.


Starting from June 1, 2018, donations can be made via SMS sent to short numbers in lifecell network:

Charity organization

Short number

Donation amount, UAH

Donation purpose

Charity Organization International Charity Fund “Ukrainian Philanthropic Marketplace

88007

10

Support for ill children and the adults of Ukraine

88001

20

Fundraising for hospitals of Ukraine

88002

10

GoGlobal educational project support

International Charity Fund “Caritas Ukraine”

88010

25

"Home Care" project support

88011

25

Support for children and youth experiencing difficult circumstances

88012

25

Support for people with disabilities

Charity Fund “Tvoya Opora”

88000

20

Support for ill children

Charity Organization Charity Fund “Zaporuka”

88077

10

Support for ill children

International Charity Organization “Charity Fund “SOS Children’s Villages” Ukraine

88070

10

Support for orphan children and children deprived of parental care

Charity Fund "Tabletochki"

88088

10

Support for ill children (fundraising for medicines and supplies for cancer departments of Ukrainian hospitals as well as direct support for ill children)

88100

10

Support for ill children (fundraising for medical treatment and examination of children abroad)

88008

10

Support for ill children (fundraising for medical treatment and examination of children abroad)


Since 01.06.19 the folowing short number has also been active in lifecell network:

Charitable Foundation “RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES IN UKRAINE”

88009

10

Opening and maintenance of Ronald MacDonald Family Rooms


Interconnection agreement on telecommunication services providing

service

 
0 800 20 5433
Free from fixed and mobile numbers within Ukraine
5433
from lifecell numbers
 
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