COVID-19  Italy Project #45676

Coronavirus Emergency in Italy

by Fondazione La Stampa Specchio dei tempi onlus
Coronavirus Emergency in Italy
Coronavirus Emergency in Italy
Coronavirus Emergency in Italy
Coronavirus Emergency in Italy
Coronavirus Emergency in Italy
Coronavirus Emergency in Italy
Coronavirus Emergency in Italy
Coronavirus Emergency in Italy
Coronavirus Emergency in Italy
Coronavirus Emergency in Italy
Coronavirus Emergency in Italy
Coronavirus Emergency in Italy
Coronavirus Emergency in Italy
Coronavirus Emergency in Italy
Coronavirus Emergency in Italy
Coronavirus Emergency in Italy
Coronavirus Emergency in Italy
Coronavirus Emergency in Italy
Luigina - Come on grandparents!
Luigina - Come on grandparents!

Luigina, Andrei and Francesca start over after the pandemicwe don’t leave anyone behind.

Reconstruction after Covid doesn’t involve just the economy and our everyday life, but also to take care of those who suffer and are exposed to poverty: frail elderlychildren at risk of exclusion and lonely mothers.

Luigina is included in “Forza Nonni” (Come on Grandparents!), where frail elderly received free grocery shops, the support of a housekeeper, emotional and psychological help to fight loneliness feelings, thank to our volunteers and a therapist.

Andrei is in “Forza Bimbi” (Come on Kids!), which fights early school leaving and promotes social inclusion by offering tutoring and after-school programs. Alongside the educational component, the project organizes pet therapy activities for patients suffering from rare, chronic and crippling conditions.

Francesca is supported by “Forza Mamme” (Come on Moms!): 100 lone-parent households are led towards independence and personal and domestic well-being, by the support of food stamps, familiar problems counselling services, computer class, professional training and employment services.

Luigina, Andrei and Francesca stories represent a few examples: from the Breakfast for the Poor to the interventions in case of natural disasters, Specchio dei tempi is at the side of everyone who suffers and needs help. Meanwhile, we keep sustaining hospitals, by providing necessary equipment to fight Covid-19, and schools, for those students who are in long-distance learning.

Our appeal is for all of them: let’s not leave anyone behind.

Thank you.

Andrei (and Noah) - Come on Kids!
Andrei (and Noah) - Come on Kids!
Francesca - Come on Moms!
Francesca - Come on Moms!
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On Friday, April 3th, "Specchio dei tempi" contacted 250 small businesses who won the announcement "Un respiro per Torino 2" ("A breathe for Turin 2"), the second edition of an announcement started in March 2020 in support of firms and small companies in the Turin area. The announcement, launched on March 6th, had the goal to support those realities hardly affected during the Covid-19 emergency and with not enough tools to face the crisis.

Initially, the budget Specchio placed was equal to 200,000 Euros; then, it has been growing thanks to the generosity of our donors: Gruppo Lavazza (200.000), N.N. (50.000), Battaglio SpA (10.000), Acqua Sant'Anna (5.000), Borello Supermercati (4.000), 2A SpA (1.000), Associazione Individua (1.000). Other small donors made us reach 500.000 Euros.

Among the 687 requests received, 500 owned the necessary requirements. On Tuesday, April 6th, 250 small businesses, those who looked to be in greater difficulty, received their 2,000 Euros deposits. Some of them are long-running, such as a glass-maker (1970) or a barber (1973), while a significant percentage has been started in the last 5 years. They are coffee shops, bars, restaurants, barbers, cobblers, booksellers, decorators, touristic guides, ski instructors, photographers and electricians.

Such an initiative repeats a similar interventions started exactly one year ago, always in support of the productive sector. So far, we have helped 700 small enterprises, mainly in Piedmont, for a total of 2.5 million Euros distributed since the beginning of the Covid-19 emergency.

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A nurse in Turin hospital during Covid emergency
A nurse in Turin hospital during Covid emergency

Coronavirus changed our lives, since its worlwide spread during 2020, but one thing that never changed is the willingess of Specchio dei tempi Foundation to help. In 12 months, thanks to over 16 thousand donations from 70 countries all around the world, we have been able to donate more than 8 million euros to hospitals, schools, small businesses, families and lonely elderly.

On one side, we purchased and distributed over one million masks, gloves, gowns, caps and visors to doctors, nurses and rescuers in Piedmont, and we donated 150 pieces of equipment to twenty hospitals in the area. On the other side, Specchio dei tempi provided economic support to 3,000 needy families and delivered, with the "Specchio d'Italia" project, more than 17,000 shopping packages to lonely elderly all over the country.

Additionally, Specchio offered 250 schools practical resources to sanitize the environments and bought 1,000 tablets to facilitate distance learning of the poorest pupils. Finally, Specchio distributed 1.6 million euros to sustain small local businesses; a new edition of this project, "Un respiro per Torino", has just been launched, to provide a renovated economic support to more artisans, traders and restaurants in Turin.

The work of our Foundation keeps going on, and you can follow it on our website: thanks to your help, our efforts will still bring a new hope.

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Venice Again
Venice Again

Dear donors, 

as you know the sanitary crisis isn't over yet. Even though the numbers are growing at a much lower pace compared to the ones of this spring, the situation is still drammatic. While the virus spreads the businesses are stuck and are having a lot of issues in gettting back up given to the economic crisis that has followed the lockdown.

This is why Specchio dei tempi, through the project Spcchio d'Italia has launched tenders to help the small businesses in difficulty.The situation in Venice is infact drammatic as the city not only has been struck by the consequences of Covid-19, but before that the area was strucked by a flood back in november. This made even more difficult for samll enterprises to get back on their feet.

Our Foundation has made availble 60.000 euros to help the small businesses, but this is not enough. We need your help to raise more and help as many enterprises as possible. Keep supporting our work to help the Venetian community and economy get back on their feet after this tremendous year! 

You can discover more on our website.

Stay tuned for new initiatives and keep supporting us!

Best regards,

The Team

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Dear supportors, 

we wish to thank you one more time for your help. Your contributions have helped us to aid the hospitals, enteties, families and schools during the peak of the emergency. 

Once the situation has stabilized, we had the chance, thanks to the contribution of big donors, to extend our aid to help families and elderly outside the Piedmont regions, reaching out to 5 new territories. This lead to the development of a new national project: Specchio d'italia. Through this project we aim to help not only families and single individuals, but also small businesses that during this time are facing serious difficulties and risk closure. This is why we have launched different tenders to help small enterprises in Turin, Cuneo and Sassari. Now it's Venices turn.

Venice, know for her art and historical beauty, has been struggling a lot in the last year. Striked by a flood back in November 2019, and by the lockdown in March, the city is having a tough time to get back on her feet. 

This is why we have launched a tender to help those small business that are at risk of shutting down. We are currently raising money to have the opportunity to expand the tender and help as many enterprises as possible. You can learn more about the initiative by clicking here.

Continue to support the Foundation and help us sustain the Venitian business and give the the possibility to overcome this tough time! 

We are very grateful to have you on board during this difficult historic period. 

Thank you again for your support!

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Fondazione La Stampa Specchio dei tempi onlus

Location: Torino, Italia - Italy
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Project Leader:
Angelo Conti
torino, Italy
$134,900 raised of $200,000 goal
 
828 donations
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