Maxcolchón starts a new fundraising campaign through our charity widget
In Spain, there are more than 8 million people over 65 years old, of which 20% live alone and many of them feel lonely and isolated, a situation that can cause detrimental effects on their physical and mental health.
There’s a lack of economic and human resources to ensure the social coverage of our elders. The subsidies for dependent persons have been cut, which, added to the freezing of pensions and the pharmaceutical copay, have deteriorated their quality of life.
With the objective of combat the social exclusion and make life better for people over 65 who feel lonely and isolated, the NGO Solidarios organizes weekly visits to senior citizens who need someone to spend time with during the week, thus reinforcing their illusion, their self-esteem, their social skills and keeping them active. While they share a conversation, a leisure time or a walk, older people recover healthy habits such as going for a walk, doing cultural activities and enjoying a good conversation.
The customers of Maxcolchón have recently started a new challenge for charity in order to collaborate with Solidarios to break the isolation and loneliness of the elderly, avoiding depression and cognitive disorders, recover healthy habits and strengthen the illusion and self-esteem of the elderly.
Everyone who wants to collaborate, can make it by adding €1 to their shopping basket and continue with the usual payment process.
In addition to the contributions made by customers, Maxcolchón collaborates with this project with an own contribution of €2,000.
Thanks to the donations made through Maxcolchón’s clients, 60 elderly people will be able to receive visits at home, thus breaking their loneliness and recovering social relationships.
If you want, you can get more information about the project HERE.