17 marzo 2020
Specchio dei tempi reaches 4 millions and the deliveries aren’t stopping
Angelo Conti & Francesca Giannotti
Turin is a city of great heart, and this heart beats faster when there’s a battle to win. Specchio already knew this, but during this emergency Turin confirmed it once and for all. The 3 millions donated by Lavazza that have arrived yesterday have definitely sweetened our cup of coffee. This generous contribution is a huge responsibility for us and of great help for the entire region, especially in the healthcare area and for the most fragile categories.
The Foundation already operates in the schools with sanitary kits and e-platforms. We also invest on the elderly, who are the weakest category as they are at high risk of infection and most of them live alone with physical and economical issues. We have already launched an initiative, that involve 500 people: we are donating shopping bags with primary necessity goods. This initiative has grown and now includes over 1000 elderly. These shopping bags have an economical value equal to 40€ each.
We are also thinking about new projects that will involve over 3000 over 80 elderly.
When it comes to healthcare we like to play hard. Up to yesterday we’ve provided the Crisis Unit of the region and three Turinese hospitals with medical supplies such as: thermometers, oximeters, sanitizing gels, gloves, masks and coats. Specchio has also ordered pulmonary ultrasound machines for the Maria Vittoria and Rivoli Hospitals. We are also ordering earplugs for the elderly that cannot sleep due to the noise in the hospitals, and headphones for those patients that have to keep ventilation helmets on, so that they can use their phones to call their families and stay in touch.
This is only some of the initiatives that are taking place in Turin. We are aiming to expand these onto the other sanitary structures of the Region.
We are doing great things together with our numerous supporters. Other brands, together with Lavazza, are helping us. Like Autocentauro, a local transportation brand, helping us in our mission not only with a donation of 100 K but by lending their vans for our deliveries. In addition we received other generous donations by supporters that decided to remain anonymous. Last night we’ve reached 3,906,480 euros thanks to the contribution of 4289 people.
HOW TO DONATE
It’s a very difficult time, but everyone can help Specchio. Donations can be done by Paypal or credit card on our website here, or through bank transit by registering it to Specchio dei tempi, via Lugaro 15, 10126 Torino, IBAN: IT67 L0306909 6061 0000 0117 200, Banca Intesasanpaolo; BIC/Swift: BCITITMM, or on the Global Giving platform.
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