This fundraiser was originally intended to raise money to help artists affected by the COVID-19 lockdown and the deteriorating economy realize small projects that we would fund through this micro-grant and disseminate through our social media accounts.
However, since the catastrophic events of August 4,we also wanted to redirect efforts where they were most needed, in the wake of the terrible explosion in Beirut inflicted on us by the negligent ruling class. We began by working on the ground to provide direct aid and relief to people. This involved helping clear broken glass, buying food and medicine for people, and really just using whatever resources we have to help in our community.
Thanks to your generous donations, we have so far spent 5800$ on:
Doors and glass : 4100$ Supporting Artists: 1000$ Medicine : 700$
We are currently working on the form of psychosocial support that we are specialized in-using clowning and laughter to spread relief in the communities affected by the blast, especially families with young children who have been unable to process their trauma (while taking all COVID-19 precautions).
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