Archive - December 2015

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Report of funding and monitoring the project of Pc Componentes & Caíco Foundation
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Two scholarships lunchroom from Ayuda en Acción guaranteed during a year
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NewProject & #NewSponsor: improve the quality of life of youth from Nairobi with Cycloville
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Childhood Cancer: Help cure childhood acute leukemia
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Refugee crisis: your help is very valuable
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#NewSponsor & #NewProject: Youths with a Future
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Dreivip customers say NO to child poverty
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Preservation of the last mature forests of the Mediterranean
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This Christmas give away giggles to sick children
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Children refugees receive more help

Report of funding and monitoring the project of Pc Componentes & Caíco Foundation

Earlier April 2015 we showed you a new project of Worldcoo in which Pc Componentes was collaborated: “Financial assistance for families with children with cancer” of Caíco Foundation.

The project had the aim to give financial assistance to families having a child with cancer in order to help them to pay medical costs and transport needed for their children’s treatment and to improve the family’s quality of life.

When a parents are informed that one of their children has cancer, their life completely changes. The parents not only must fight for the survival of their child, they also have to deal with all the socioeconomic difficulties that will appear during the illness of their child.

Many parents have to leave their job temporarily because of their child needs care the 24 hours of a day. This fact involve that the economic situation of the family get worse. Added to this situation are the additional costs of medicines and the hospital transfers that make the situation more complicated.

Since the beginning of the crisis, the economic difficulties in families with children with cancer grew worse, for this reason, in 2007 was born Caíco Foundation, a foundation created by parents with children with cancer that wanted to help alleviate the difficulties that appear during the illness of the child.

Thanks to the solidarity of Pc Componentes customers, in 80 days 15.000€ were raised and were assigned to help 20 families with a child with cancer. The grants range are between 500€ and 1.200€ per family.

One of the commitments from Worldcoo is to monitor the funded projects and track every € donated by the users of our e-commerce with a cause. In the following image we show you the report of funding and the monitoring of all the things that Caíco Foundation has made thanks to the help received by the customers of Pc Componentes.

Final report Pc Componentes - Fundación Caico - ENG

Thanks to all people who helped make this project has been made possible and we take this opportunity to encourage you to continue helping to create a high social impact collaborating with the new Pc Componentes project.

The Worldcoo team.

Two scholarships lunchroom from Ayuda en Acción guaranteed during a year

The last data related with the child poverty are still worrying and that is a 35,4% of children living in Spain living at risk of poverty and at risk of social exclusion. In other words, one in three children live at risk of poverty and at risk of social exclusion.

By the end of 2013 was born, by the hand of Ayuda en Acción, the Program of Support to childhood and their families in Spain in order to give a response to all Spanish children that had been affected by the consequences of the crisis and the cuts in aids and in the education of children.

During the 2013-2014 school year, from Ayuda en Acción could support directly 1.700 Spanish children (7.500 children were supported indirectly). Ayuda en Acción provided scholarships lunchroom, scholarships for books and teaching materials and scholarships for excursions and school support in 21 schools in Spain. One year later, they duplicated the number of children who was benefiting directly thanks to the project and Ayuda en Acción gave support to children from 31 schools in Madrid, Valencia, Aragon, Cataluña, Galicia, Islas Baleares, Asturias and Andalucía.

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In the current school year, the aim of Ayuda en Acción is to benefit directly 5.00 children and benefit indirectly more than 11.000 children in 37 schools from Madrid, Valencia, Aragón, Cataluña, Galicia, Baleares, País Vasco, Asturias y Andalucía.

To achieve this aim, Ayuda en Acción will deepen in the innovation line of education and, in view of the seriousness of the unemployment situation in Spain, they will also increase workshops of employability to generate new opportunities that help the families to leave situation of vulnerability in which they live.

In order to help Ayuda en Acción with the Program of Support to childhood and their families in Spain, our e-commerce with a cause Zacaris, has been offering to its customers since May the possibility to make a donation to help getting the aim of Ayuda en Accion for this school year.

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Today, we are pleased to inform that thanks to each euro donated by Zacaris customers, 900 euros has been raised which will be designated to help to give an annual scholarship lunchroom to 2 students from the schools in which Ayuda en Acción is collaborating.

Thanks to Zacaris to be an ecommerce with a cause and to their users to make this project a reality. With this project, we have 44 funded projects!

The Worldcoo team.

NewProject & #NewSponsor: improve the quality of life of youth from Nairobi with Cycloville

Cycloville (Cycling Village), is a network of cyclists and bicycle shops in Nairobi. Cycloville works to make grew the bicycle industry and be able to create employment in the poorest zones in Nairobi through 10 bicycle shops that works together to generate employment opportunities for youth with less resources living in Nairobi slums.

Cycloville allows youth from Nairobi to have access to a learning and to job in one of its shops. In addition, Cycloville also give to the youth an access to a business training in order to they can develop, in a future, their own bicycle company.

Bikes not bombs is an entity that uses bicycles as a vehicle for social change. Every year, Bikes not Bombs gather approximately 6.000 bicycles used by people living in Boston or New England. Most bicycles are sent abroad to develop projects of economic development.

Bikes not bombs work together with Cycloville in order to be carried out the following activities:

  • Train 25 youth per year as mechanics and support them to gain employment in bike shops throughout Nairobi.
  • Ship over 1000 used bikes per year.
  • Connect with new suppliers to stabilize the market and support the growth of the bike industry.

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The first online shop Fixie Bikes and accessories for urban cycling in Europe, Santafixie, has joined with Worldcoo to help in the funding of social and sustainable development projects.

From now, the more than 30.000 customers from 30 different countries that have trusted in Santafixie, will be able to make a donation in each purchase they make. This donation will add to the fundraising to be able to fund social and sustainable development projects. The first project in which Santafixie customers will be able to collaborate have the aim to create employment for youth living in the slums in Nairobi.

Thanks to the solidarity of Santafixie customers, 25 youth from the slums will be trained as mechanics and employed in Cycloville’s network of Bike Shops. Also, the entire cycling community and everyone they serve will be benefit indirectly. This includes everyone from shop owners to racers to bike dependent commuters.

Welcome to the group of e-commerce with a cause of Worldcoo!

The Worldcoo team.

 

Childhood Cancer: Help cure childhood acute leukemia

In Spain, the first cause of dead in children between 5 and 14 years is cancer. Every year, 1.400 new cases of childhood cancer are diagnosed and 280 children die because of this disease. The causes, therapies and the responses to the treatment are very different than the adults and, even today, for certain cases of childhood cancer, there are no hope of curation.

Leukemia is the most frequent kind of childhood cancer. It is a kind of cancer of the blood cells. A person with leukemia have some cells in his body become abnormal and his organism begin to produce it in big quantities and messily. These abnormal cells infiltrates the bone marrow and affect the growth of normal progenitor cells, invade blood and other organs.

The NGO Cris Cáncer support the research against cancer in established groups in hospitals and research centers that perform clinical trials causing new treatments to patients that don’t have any alternative.

There are many children with leukemia who do not respond to current treatments. When that happens, the child barely have options to curation and, sadly, 1 of 5 children with leukemia die because of this disease.

When Lydia died, she was 6 years old and the cause of her death was the acute leukemia. Her parents have wanted to donate all the funds they raised in order to pay Lydia a treatment out of Spain. The aim of its donation is to get that other children have the opportunity that Lydia had not had: get a treatment to cure childhood acute leukemia.

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Project Lydia develops a clinical trial for children and adolescents with acute leukemia who do not respond to current treatments. Is addressed to children with little healing options because they do not respond to chemotherapy or relapse after transplantation. The goal is to see if a cell therapy (NK cells) plus a special chemo would be able to recover them enough to have a marrow transplant and thus have a chance to heal.

Our ecommerce with a cause Dreivip wants to finish with childhood acute leukemia and, for this reason, it will offer to its customers to make a donation to help carry out the Project Lydia and so help cure with childhood cancer.

Thanks to the solidarity of Dreivip customer’s one child receive a NK cells treatment to increase his options to overcome the disease. This treatment will allow the child to slow leukemia and have access to a bone marrow transplant.

The Worldcoo team.

Refugee crisis: your help is very valuable

The poverty and the lack of opportunities in countries at war like Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan have caused that thousands of people don’t have any alternative to flee to other countries looking for protection and new opportunities.

From the beginning of the year 2015, more than 500.000 people have tried to arrive to Europe and almost the 75% (387.000 people until September) have arrived to Europe through the Balkans, crossing East countries, especially Greece, Macedonia and Serbia. The crisis at Syria and the instability in that region suggest that the number of newcomers will continue increasing.

Refugees arrive to Europe exhausted, thirsty, and hungry. Many times they also need urgent medical attention because of they often sleep outdoors and they don’t have resources to endure the winter. The 25% of the refugees that arrive in these situations are kids.

Oxfam has worked for years in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon, among other countries, to provide drinking water and help to people that have lost everything. In this context, Oxfam Intermon has decided to begin a humanitarian response program in Serbia to help thousands of people that flee looking for protection.

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To combat the bigger refugee crisis in Europe since the Second World War all the possible help it is necessary. For this reason, Uvinum has wanted to godfather Oxfan Intermon’s project in order to provide water, refuge and health care to help thousands of refugees who are forced to leave their homes. All these activities will be carried out thanks to the solidarity of Uvinum customers.

Oxfam are focusing in Šid, near the border with Croatia, Dimitrovgrad near the border with Bulgaria and in Preševo/Miratovac, near the Macedonia border. With the donations made by Uvinum customers, 154 refugee families will receive hygiene kits and blankets to cope with the cold weather. In addition, these families will receive information and legal support to advise the refugees about the social laws and the risk they may find in their travel, for example mafias or human traffickers.

If you are an Uvinum customer and you want to give humanitarian help to refugee crisis don’t hesitate, add your solidary euro in your purchase, your help is very valuable.

The Worldcoo team.

#NewSponsor & #NewProject: Youths with a Future

Globomatik, the wholesaler of new technologies products, wants to make more solitary the technological purchases, for this reason it has joined with the group of socially responsible e-commerce. Globomatik has integrated Worldcoo’s solidary widget allowing its more than 4.000 customers make a donation in their purchase in order to help fund high social impact projects.

Because of the crisis, the unemployment rate in Spain is dramatic. Unemployment has a strong impact at youth, it is one of the worst things that Spanish economic crisis has left behind: more than 55% of youth under 25 are unemployed. This problem increase if this youth are living in a poverty situation.

The program of Youths with a Future of Adsis Foundation works with teenagers and youth with employment difficulties in order to help them to define their social and labor itinerary by focusing on those aspects they have more difficulties by a comprehensive and holistic way.

In order to carry out the program of Youths with a Future, Adsis Foundation accompanies youth between 16 and 25 years and living in a vulnerability situation to help them to accessing a job facilitating their social integration. All of it through an integral and personalized work plan with the aim to capacitate the youths for the employment and provide them the security and the self-confidence to access to the working world.

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Globomatik has sponsored the project Youth with a Future to make possible that the following activities are carrying out thanks to the donations made by its customers:

  • Assign a tutor / to each youth.
  • Agree the training project to be done with each.
  • Signing a pact with the individual and with the family, if needed.
  • Regularly monitor the use of grants.

With 2.000€ donated by Globomatik customers, 15 youths under 25, with have difficulties to access to labor market and living in a vulnerability situation, will benefit from Youth with a Future program of Adsis Foundation.

The Worldcoo team.

Dreivip customers say NO to child poverty

In Spain, the 30.5% of children live at risk of poverty and social exclusion. In addition, because of the crisis, the government has reduced the investment in childhood, especially in education and social protection, limiting the opportunities of the children that are in poverty situation and increasing the possibility that their poverty becomes chronic.

The situation, in which children and their families are, is becoming unsustainable because they haven’t incomes or basic helps to go ahead. To help to overcome this situation, Obra Social “la Caixa” created the program Caixa Proinfancia. This program has the collaboration of more than 30 social entities from the 10 main Spanish cities and their metropolitan areas and which in turn, coordinate more than 300 organizations working in network around Spain.

At the end of July, the first club of private sales Dreivip, integrated the Worldcoo’s solidary widget. Since then, Dreivip has offer to its customers the possibility to help fund the project that had the aim to fight against child poverty.

During these months Dreivip customers have been making donations in their purchases. Today we are very happy to announce that thanks to the solidarity of Dreivip customers, Obra Social may help to break the poverty cycle of 10 children. With 3.500€ donated by Dreivip customers a daily breakfast and a weekly educative session for 10 kids during 6 months.

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With this project we already have 43 funded projects!

Thanks to Dreivip to be an ecommerce with a cause and thank to its customers to make this project a reality and help to say NO to child poverty.

The Worldcoo team.

Preservation of the last mature forests of the Mediterranean

The last April we informed you about a new project of Uvinum and Acció Natura that had the aim to preserve the last existing mature forests in Spain.

According to Compensa Natura, a mature forest is a forest with none or very little human intervention, which has evolved naturally over decades, or even centuries, until it has developed into a unique and singular indicator of what nature is able to generate in a specific ecosystem. The preservation of mature forest is key to protect biodiversity, especially to protect many animals that are endangered.

For more than 20 months, Acció Natura is collaborating with the “Selvans Program” to preserve the last mature forests remaining in Spain. With this project Alma Natura wants to help to preserve the last existing mature forests in Spain through its purchase or through the purchase of its stumpage trees to 25 years in order to avoid that forest and trees which are centennials with a unique and irreplaceable habitat for their countless species of flora and fauna.

Every year, the world lose 20,000 hectares of forest and, with them, their capacity to house an extraordinary biodiversity, mitigate climate change, cover the water cycle and maintain the ecological process. For this reason, Uvinum didn’t hesitate and decided to collaborate with Accio Natura to preserve the last mature forests through the stumpage acquisition (25 years) aimed at the possible maximum number of forests.

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According to a University of Girona study, mature trees emit substances to the air that are beneficial to our health. Thanks to the solidarity of the customers of Uvinum, 7,895m2 of mature forest will be preserved and, at the same time, the biodiversity of the area will remain intact and we will continue to benefit from the substances emitted by the trees there are in the mature forests.

The Worldcoo team.

This Christmas give away giggles to sick children

For a sick child the fact to have to be hospitalized cause a big change in his life. His routines and his activities are interrupted abruptly and it can cause stress and/or anxiety in the child. Furthermore, when the disease is severe and it obligate the sick child to stay long periods in the hospital, changes are more notables.

With Christmas on the way, this situation is aggravated, apart from the change in his routines, the sick child will not be able to celebrate the Christmas period surrounded by all his family and this fact can cause a sensation of loneliness, anxiety or uncertainty caused by the cold hospitable environment.

Pupaclown Association have as a main aim bring the Clown theatre to the health institutions in order to attend youth and children with psychological, therapeutically and social integration support, improving the quality of care for sick children and young people admitted in the Virgen de la Arrixaca Hospital.

Theodora Foundation features with Giggle Doctors across 8 countries around the world. Giggle Doctors visit sick children that have been hospitalized in order to cover their needs and make their situation in the hospital is more humane.

This Christmas, Pupaclown and Theodora Foundation have come together to support sick children and youth during the hospitalization process to break with the hospital routine through the magic, storytelling, music and the art of clowning, and give them a reason to smile.

It is proven that laughter helps to improve treatments because it has a significant beneficial effects on their health. These professionals always get permission from the children before approaching them and they work in coordination with doctors and nurses who also inform them whether or not to visit a particular child.

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The customers of PcComponentes will be able to help give away smiles to sick children that are hospitalized in 5 Spanish hospitals. Thanks to the solidarity of Pc Componentes customers, the following aims will take place:

  • Humanizing hospital stay and reduce stress and anxiety of children who are forced to remain hospitalized by creating an atmosphere of relaxation and joy through laughter.
  • Release tension of hospitalized children and their families and mitigate the negative effects of long hospitalization.

With the help of customers of PcComponentes, 2.820 sick children will be visited once a week during 5 months in the following hospitals: Virgen de la Arrixaca (Murcia), Gregorio Marañón (Madrid) Germans Trias y Pujol (Badalona) y Marqués de Valdecilla (Santander).

This Christmas don’t hesitate, make your purchases in www.pccomponentes.com, add 1€ in solidarity and #givesmiles :)

The Worldcoo team.

Children refugees receive more help

The effects of the intense conflict taking place in Syria and much of Iraq have generated a crisis of unprecedented refugees and migrants in Europe.

Miles of families have fled the horror in desperate search of a decent life. With these families travel children and many of them lose their parental care exposing to suffer serious consequences such as abuse, trafficking, forced labour, sexual exploitation, detention or drug trafficking.

At the same time, many other families have remained in the country. According to Aldeas Infantiles SOS t is been estimated that there are 7.6 million Syrians that have been internally displaced and nearly 4 million of people have been displaced or are displaced by neighbouring countries.

From the beginning of the Syrian conflict, Aldeas Infantiles SOS has worked to give their help to families and children refugees that are in Syria or that have been displaced to some of the countries where Aldeas Infantiles SOS are present. But they not only are giving response to urgent needs, they are also helping unaccompanied children to be reunited with their families.

In order to help Aldeas Infantiles SOS, the customers of our e-commerce with a cause Pc Componentes have had the opportunity to make a donation to help improve the situation of all the refugees.

Thanks to their help, Aldeas Infantiles SOS will be able to help children traveling alone, young mothers and mothers with young children with malnutrition and protect them from the effects of war and displacement.

With the 6.000€ donated by Pc Componentes customers, 200 refugees will receive an emergency kit valued at 20€. This kit contains food and basic products as clothes, hygiene products and specific equipment needed to meet refugee’s needs.

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We don’t turn away from the desolation. We will find the way to contribute in this global crisis”, (Richard Pichler, general secretary of Aldeas Infantiles SOS).

The Worldcoo team.

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