Tag - Charity

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One week for GivingTuesday!
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Uvinum against child malnutrition
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¡Fira de Barcelona joins Worldcoo community!
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The story of César and MeQuedoUno implication
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They join #GivingTuesday too!
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The vision of humanitarian sector with Dan Pallotta

One week for GivingTuesday!

Next Tuesday,  we will celebrate GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

CapturaCelebrated on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Its main mission is to dedicate a day around the world, this year on November 28, to celebrate the action of giving, be it food, money, time (volunteering), second-hand objects, etc. It is born as a counterpart to the already famous #BlackFriday or #CyberMonday; days in which, as you know, the massive purchase of gifts is promoted.

Although all the “Companies With a Cause” that collaborate with Worldcoo encourage this action day after day, we don’t want to miss the  opportunity to claim, especially that day, the need to share and collaborate with social causes.

Promofarma, MeQuedoUno, Sprinter or Planeta Huerto are some of the companies that have joined the movement with different special actions for that day.

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 Last year, during this day in Spain we raised more than € 500,000 for 321 projects; for this 2017, the goal is to reach € 700,000.

 

Worldcoo Team

 

Uvinum against child malnutrition

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yamuna-781The NGO Yamuna works with the objective of improving the living conditions and the future expectations of the marginal children population. In Madagascar, the NGO’s Mandrosoa Educational Center welcomes children who live in very precarious situations and can’t count on the support of their family. In the center they also offer a dining service to guarantee that children have, at least, one meal a day and fight against child malnutrition in the country.

355After raising the amount needed to operate 40 children in India and reduce new leprosy cases (you can remember HERE), Uvinum users will now help the NGO Yamuna to make it possible to distribute new daily menus and ensure adequate nutrition and combat child malnutrition.

Through their help, 50 children in Madagascar  will be guaranteed one meal a day at school.

Remember that you can check the actual campaign status at any time HERE.

Worldcoo Team

 

¡Fira de Barcelona joins Worldcoo community!

“Fight against invisible inequality” is the first project they will collaborate with

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logo-vector-fira-barcelonaToday we’re very happy to reveal the name of our new social partner. Fira de Barcelona has started to collaborate with us in order to fund social and cooperation projects!

Now, the organization offers the opportunity to add one extra euro each time attendants will buy an online ticket for some of their events.

The first one is the “Saló de l’Ensenyament”, an academic meeting for students, teachers and education centres which occurs once in a year and it’s very useful to inform about the current academic offer in Spain.

logo-adsis-web_3The first social project which they will start collaborate comes from Fundación Adsis, an organization that pursues the challenge of building a more equal and social with the integral promotion of people and groups that are excluded and at risk of social exclusion.

Attendees will help young people, like them, to have equal education opportunities, an important challenge if we consider that in Spain 6 out of 30 teenagers in a classroom are facing economic difficulties that will condition their future.         

The socioeconomic situation of some children and adolescents condition their educational development. 31% of young people at risk of social exclusion do not have internet access from home, and 42% do not have enough tranquillity at home to study and do their homework.

Through this project, Fundación Adsis may provide Access and guidance in the use of digital tools to 50 adolescents who are at risk of social exclusion, accompaniment in school reinforcement and training in ICT (Information and Communication Technologies).

We invite you to follow the donation process through THIS LINK.

Equipo Worldcoo.

 

The story of César and MeQuedoUno implication

In 2017, let’s help children with rare disease have quality education

MeQuedoUno starts a new project!

César is a 20 years old student and has the Apert Syndrome, one of the 7.000 rare disease that exist. Today we have the pleasure to present you his testimony and story, so we can know a little bit more which challenges they face and how it’s their day to day.

cesar_olivia“My name is César Díez, I’m studying Informatics and I have Apert Syndrome, a congenital disorder that affects chromosome 10 and is characterized by a general malformation of different bones, mainly of the head and face. It is a disease that, if not controlled in time, can cause blindness, deafness and intellectual deficit. We are born with our fingers and toes together (syndactyly) and my treatment involves multiple operations and long hospital stays, many kilometres far from my house.

I was born in Merida, a city of 60,000 population and with a small hospital. I was the first and only born with my illness in this health centre and the doctors saw so much difficulty in my state that they only gave me 48 hours of life … meanwhile, I tried to fight the most and enjoy my life, like what I’m doing now.

Throughout my life, both my parents and I have fought constantly for an “inclusive education“, that doesn’t discriminate for my physical or intellectual deficiencies and allow me to have access to a quality education.

In spite of my multiple operations and long stays in hospitals, and that on several occasions the educational system have invited me to attend to “special education” classrooms, I have achieved my goal! After finishing the bachelor’s degree, now I’m studying a high degree in “Telecommunications and Information Systems”.

logo-vector-federThe constant work together with the Education Council in Extremadura (Spain) and the FEDER (Spanish Federation of Rare Diseases), has allowed us to take another step to make the access to quality education a reality. For example, we have recently launched the “Protocol for the reception and care of children with rare diseases” in the schools in Extremadura. Our mission is that all children with rare diseases have an educational response adequate to their abilities, potentialities and needs. We’re sure that, all together, we will achieve it “.

mqu-logoNow, the users of MeQuedoUno have the opportunity, like César, to contribute and collaborate with one of the educational projects that the Spanish Federation of Rare Diseases (FEDER) carries out to guarantee access to a quality and equitable education, regardless of their conditions and circumstances.

With their help, in 2017 25 children with rare diseases that attend school will be benefited from the FEDER Education Assistance Service.

You can follow the project through this LINK.

Worldcoo Team.

They join #GivingTuesday too!

As you might know, tomorrow we will celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fuelled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Worldcoo’s employees will join this movement tomorrow by collaborating with Assís Foundation but we won’t be the only ones. Many of our e-commerce companies that collaborate with us will join the cause too.

By Hours, Dreivip, Zacaris, Planeta Huerto, SantaFixie, Mequedouno, Uvinum and Nicequest will promote solidarity and collaboration through different actions, so stay tunned of everything they do!

We encourage and thank all users of these online companies to add one euro for each of their purchases and share it on their social networks.

Together, we can make big things happen!

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Worldcoo Team.

 

The vision of humanitarian sector with Dan Pallotta

Last week, we published on our Facebook a video from the TED conference about The way we think about charity is dead wrong! Whether or not you’ve seen the video, here is a little summarize to tell you what’s the message:

Activist and fundraiser, Dan Pallotta denounced the double standard that drives our broken relationship with charity organizations. According to him, too many nonprofit organizations are valued when they spend a little, and not for what they achieve. That’s a pity, a charity group shouldn’t be watched like an embezzlement each time they spend money indirectly for charity causes (mainly the advertisment). The reason is that there is a double standard between nonprofit and for-profit sector.

Instead of assimilating the frugality of morality, he asks us to begin to develop the charities for their great goals and great achievement, even if it comes with great expenses. As exemple, 350,000$ has been invested for the campain of Breast cancer, and they multiplied this investment by more than 551 times to reach the incredible amount of 194,000,000$ raised!

To summarize the main message of Dan Pallotta, nothing better that the sentence he said: “Changing the way we think to change the world.”

What do you think about that? Let us your opinion by leaving a comment!

Watch the video on TED’s website

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