CAMPAING TO COVER THE BASIC NECESSITIES OF THE PERSONS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
som – fundació participates in the solidary action #GivingTuesday that will take place in Catalunya, next Tuesday, December,1st. The Foundation will be present in a campaign of collection of funds addressed to cover the necessities of food, hygiene, clothes, medicines and other products to preserve and improve the health of persons with learning #disCAPACITATY that we protect.
On this occasion, all the funds collected will be distributed among 17 persons under the entity guardianship that, although they receive a minimum monthly pension, cannot afford expenses of basic products or health treatments to preserve or improve their health. If you are interested in collaborating of spread the campaign, you can do it through the following link.
Origin of #GivingTuesday
The solidary action #GivingTuesday was born in USA, thanks to Y92, a cultural and community organisation of New York that quickly received the support of the UN Foundation and a lot of famous personalities, like the President Barack Obama.
The solidary campaigns spread quickly to 68 countries and has got more than 36.000 participant organisations worldwide. On the other hand, it is well known that this movement has raised interest around the world, where persons and organisations have created their own initiatives to encourage to donate, either money, or time.
Finally, we must say that #GivingTuesday arrives just after BlackFriday and CyberMonday, and its aim is to improve the culture of solidarity and the cooperation in Catalunya. It is important to point out that, according to the figures, only 20 % of Catalan People make donations and only 1 % are volunteers. Therefore, this is a quantity, we are sure, will be increased in the near future.