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How we are helping communities during the Covid-19 Crisis

How we are helping communities during the Covid-19 Crisis

We had planned our giving for the year, then suddenly everything changed:
After several weeks of lockdown measures and with more than 11,000 hospital admissions of confirmed cases in Andalucía, those looking after the sick and needy are finding their resources stretched to the maximum.
Organisations that normally rely on fundraising in the community are running short of basic supplies.

The Marbella-Guadalmina Rotary Club decided to focus on the more vulnerable segments of society:
  • We donated 50 protective masks and 300€ for food to the orphanage Ciudad de Los Niños in Málaga.
  • Similarly, we gave 500€ to Inserta Andalucía (previously known as Mundo Infantil) for food and cleaning supplies

  • 1,000 € was given towards additional food supplies for Hogar Betania. This remarkable initiative in La Linea now has the children of laid-off workers to feed, in addition to their usual expenses in supporting and rehabilitating a large range of the socially excluded.
  • Not forgetting the crisis goes beyond our borders, we gave 500€ to Collective Calling for a children’s home in Tanzania. The Centre of Hope is a transitional Rescue Centre for street children, and was also affected by the crisis.

  • Wanting to make a difference to frontline workers at the Hospital Costa Del Sol, we arranged for the delivery of delicious hot meals on Easter Sunday.  The Masala Indian restaurant supplied the food at a discount. Although we weren’t entirely sure about the choice of food, the happy faces say it all.  One of our members followed up by delivering a selection of traditional Easter Torrijas to the Emergency department.
  • The Foreigner's Department of the Town Hall (Concejalía de Extranjeros Residentes de Marbella) asked for our help, as they knew of a large number of people who suddenly have no means of support.  We donated 1000€, to be used over a period of weeks.
Other organisations we support, that are helping to look after the hungry and homeless include:
Saint George Charity - 300€
Adas Caritas- 300 €
Las Lagunillas - we helped both with supplies and donated maaks and gloves from District.
 Collective Calling needed a van to be able to pick up and distribute suppplies along the Costa, and we were able to help with a donation of 800€ towards it.



And as we ourselves are not able to fundraise in our usual manner, we started a GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/Rotary-help-us-feed-families-in-need


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