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Children’s camps against cancer
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Promofarma brings smiles to hospitalized children
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Promofarma with the health in the most disadvantaged areas
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Bonpreu and Esclat Supermarkets join the Worldcoo community!
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MeQuedoUno with Aladina Foundation against child cancer
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Social commitment – Why is it also important in employer branding?
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“Poverty is not only to understand it, but also to solve it”, Vicente Ferrer
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PC Componentes fights against child cancer
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The power of a smile :)

Children’s camps against cancer

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Last Christmas, more than 6.000 customers of PcComponentes donated their social euro in order to 200 hospitalized children can receive the visit of hospital clowns from different entities: Saniclown, AlgaraKlown, PayaSOSpital and PupaClown. You can remember the project HERE.

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Once again, PcComponentes will collaborate to support children; on this occasion, children who live cancer very closely, because their parents suffer or have suffered from this disease.

They will do so in collaboration with the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), who organize various activities to provide emotional support and psychological care to the youngest children and their families.

The children’s camps represent a good opportunity to facilitate exchange spaces with other children to see that they are not alone and that there are other children who are going through their same situation

Thanks to the support of PcComponentes, 45 children between 7 and 17 years old who have or have had their father or mother with cancer will spend a few days and leisure, with playful and therapeutic activities, which will allow them to feel understood among other children who live the same situation.

If you want, you can follow the donation process live HERE.

Worldcoo Team

Promofarma brings smiles to hospitalized children

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Play is vital to children’s development, but what happens when a child is hospitalized? Overnight they are subjected to long and traumatic treatments, and also confined in a room.

logo-aladinaThe Aladina Foundation has been working for 11 years to support children with cancer. For this Christmas, the entity has organized some workshops, visits and parties designed exclusively so that hospitalized children can escape from their routine at the hospital and enjoy a full Christmas of activities and fun.

LogoPromoFarma-OKAfter collecting the necessary amount to make that RECOVER Foundation can improve the health of 100 women and kids in Cameroon (you can remember the project HERE), the customers of Promofarma have the opportunity to collaborate with Aladina Foundation now.

The objective is to facilitate an escape route from the hospital routine, allowing children to escape, share games with other kids and learn.

Remember that you can follow the donation process HERE.

Worldcoo Team

 

Promofarma with the health in the most disadvantaged areas

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All its customers can already make their donation to improve maternal and baby health attention in Cameron.

Promofarma users have just completed their challenge number 7! Thanks to that, Giggle Doctors, from Theodora Foundation, will visit 35 children with intellectual disability, enhancing their sensorial and physical development.

In line with their social commitment to improve health attention of people who need the most,  their new challenge will be improving the medical attention of mums and babies in Cameron, the 9th country with the hugest rate of maternal mortality, especially in rural areas.

With their micro donations, 100 women will receive medical care during childbirth and a follow up at Obut dispensary, Cameroon.

logo_fundacic3b3nThey will do it together with Recover Foundation, who works to facilitate Access to quality health for all people in Africa by providing Access to health care for communities in rural and remote areas.

If you want, you can follow the donation process HERE.

Worldcoo Team.

Bonpreu and Esclat Supermarkets join the Worldcoo community!

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WELCOME!

A partir de ya mismo, los clientes de esta cadena de Supermercados tendrán la posibilidad de aportar su granito de arena de forma solidaria, rápida y efectiva al mismo tiempo que realizan su compra mediante la aplicación móvil que dispone la marca o desde el espacio privado de la web de Bonpreu y Esclat.

From now on, all their customers will have the possibility to collaborate with social causes at the same time that they making their purchase through the mobile application that the company has or from the private space of its web.

THE CAUSE

Customers will have the option to collaborate in two different causes:

1. FIGHT AGAINST CHILD CANCER with Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Foundation.

asociacion-anita-sant-joan-de-deu-research-foundation-logo-investigacion-tumor-celulas-germinales-germ-cell-tumor-research-jaume-mora-james-amatrudaNow the Foundation wants to build the new PEDIATRIC CANCER CENTER, a new center dedicated exclusively to child cancer treatment. This is a further step in order to improve the investigation of childhood cancer and reduce the side of the 300 little braves.  You can read more about this project and the current donation status HERE.

2. HELP TO THE REFUGEES OF LAKE CHAD with Oxfam Intermon. 

OX_INM_VL_C_RGBMore than 2,6 million people have been forced to escape from their home and 9 million people need urgent help in Nigeria, Niger and Chad. In front of this situation, Oxfam helps all this people who have been displaced and those communities that are helping them.

Customers of Bonpreu and Esclat will contribute to distribute 7.000 L of water to 300 people affected in the Lake Chad.

You can read more about this project and the current donation status HERE.

HOW CAN THEY COLLABORATE?

They only have to have the customer card to make donations of the amount accumulated in the piggy bank.

Once you have your shopping cart ready and ready to pay for the total purchased, all customers will have the possibility to add an extra € 1 to their purchase before making the full payment via bank card.

Worldcoo Team

 

 

MeQuedoUno with Aladina Foundation against child cancer

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As you many know, the users of MeQuedoUno have been collecting with the purpose that this year 2017 children with rare disease could also have access to a quality education.

We met the story of César and with him, the community of MeQuedoUno started a donation campaign in order to achieve the challenge established: that 25 children with rare diseases could be benefited from the FEDER Educational Assistance Service.  You can remember the project HERE.

In line with its social commitment, the challenge that MeQuedoUno begins today is to raise funds to fund a training grant that will allow that resident doctors could be able to continue their studies and researches needed to combat childhood cancer.

Aladina_MDSIMA20141015_0096_35They will do it together with Aladina Foundation, an organization that every year attends more than 1.500 kids and their families in the 12 different hospitals which they collaborate with. Through its various projects, Aladina provides integrated support to children, adolescents and families.

If you want, you can follow the donation process HERE.

Worldcoo Team

Social commitment – Why is it also important in employer branding?

We live in an increasingly globalised, and at the same time, competitive world. In the world of business, it is not enough to simply just seduce the client; you must bear in mind everyone who has an interest in the business to achieve the best results. The team, of course, is one of the most important parts of the public, and the capacity to attract talent to the company and retain it depends greatly on the success of the business.

In this context, the businesses’ social commitment and its policy towards sustainability (of the business itself and the planet) becomes fundamental in every relationship it establishes with its public, amongst them, the staff.

Why do we say then that the company’s social responsibility is of prime importance in its employer branding strategy? We will tell you now:

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1. In a globalised world, the flow of information is constant. We in live in a society that is extremely connected in which information spreads at an extremely fast rate and which news arrives instantly to a very large audience. In this situation, it is society itself, more informed than ever before, who demands that companies have a bigger commitment and who prefer, when searching for work, those businesses which show a greater social awareness and responsibility.

2. In a globalised world, the personal image is more important than ever. We are increasingly more aware of the importance of our own professional image and it is this awareness, which makes us become more demanding of the companies we work in. We know that our image is closely linked with our job and the company that we work for.

3. In a globalised world, companies compete with other companies from around the world. Location is not an obstacle for a talented employer who is willing to work in any business in the world and from any part of the world. Competition is high and companies have to be on top of their game if they want to attract talent.

4. In a globalised world, we are more and more aware of social problems. The aforementioned constant flow of information makes us more aware of the problems we have to face as a society, and therefore, makes us more responsible for finding the solution. We want to be part of the solution, and above all, we do not want to be a part of the problem.

Worldcoo Team

 

“Poverty is not only to understand it, but also to solve it”, Vicente Ferrer

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Our Ambassadors visit Vicente Ferrer Foundation!

The first time that Vicente Ferrer visited India was in 1952 as a missionary of “Compañía de Jesús”, in Mumbai.  He didn’t imagine then that some years later, the ruling classes of the country would see their contribution as a threat to the country.  In 1968 Ferrer was forced to leave India, but his departure left no one indifferent; a march of 250 km carried out by more than 30.000 people finally made that Indira Ghandi get a new visa to Vicente to stay in India.  In 1969 Vicente and Anna Ferrer founded Vicente Ferrer Foundation in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh.

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Jordi and Joana with some of the people from Vicente Ferrer Foundation

Today, more than 3 million people benefit from all the projects that the Foundation carries out in order to promote the development of the most poverty and excluded communities. So it is not surprising that locals remember Vicente as “the God who we could touch”.

In Worldcoo we feel very fortunate to have helped to get funds to this organization who we admired so much. For this reason, we were very excited to know the experience of our two ambassadors after visiting two of the projects that our “eCommerce with cause” have helped to fund there:

  • The first one is the pediatric attention care of more than 1.300 kids that the users of Banco Sabadell are helping to fund there, in the Pediatric Hospital in Bathalapalli. You can remember the project HERE.
  • The second project they visited was the dam that Planeta Huerto users funded in order to improve the agricultural and livestock needs of 1.126 people from Agraharam, a village in the district of Anantapur, in India. You can remember the project HERE.

As we explain you, after their adventure in Africa (you can remember their first experience HERE and the second HERE), Jordi and Joana started a new adventure to Anantapur, where there’s the Campus of the Foundation. They explain us their experience. Keep reading!


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Joana with some of the students

“50 years ago Anantapur was a very arid, almost deserted rural area. Nowadays, although it is still one of the driest areas in Andhra Pradesh, it is surrounded by several green areas, mainly mango trees and peanut plants, and several reservoirs to store rainwater. These are the most superficial changes the city has undergone. The rest, can be discovered once you enter the Campus that the organization has in Anantapur; it’s like a world apart from the region, even from India.

The first day there we went to Bathalapalli, about 25km from Anantapur. There, there is the project that the users of Banco Sabadell are helping to fund there, the General Hospital and the Pediatric Hospital, as well as some other projects that the organization carries out in the region.

Once we park near the hospital we began to see all the traffic of people entering, leaving, waiting … As they told us, the center has become a reference in the state because of the quality of its services. It is the “jewel of the Crown” of the Foundation. A total of 80 doctors and volunteers attend about 1900 consultations a day. Some months ago, the services were completely free, now each family pays according to what they could afford. People who can’t afford it, receive help from some of the projects they carry out, such as the one that Banco Sabadell participated with WorldCoo. Thanks to their solidarity contribution, 1,300 children will be able to receive free medical care.

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Pediatric Hospital in Bathalapalli

The hospital has two emergency rooms, an ambulance, ten beds for intensive care, laboratories with the most advanced machinery, a blood bank recognized by the government, 350 postoperative beds, an optical gynecology section… And also has the area of Pediatrics, with capacity up to 80 children and the neonatal ICU.

We met one of the volunteers and explained that when he arrived at the hospital, he had a lot of prejudices about the type of place where he would work, but that, in fact, he had there the same machines as in Spain.

The second project we visited was the dam that the users of Planeta Huerto had helped to fund through WorldCoo.

Water reservoirs are a key element in boosting the economy of Andra Pradesh, India’s second most arid state. The weather conditions the agriculture of the country, the livelihood of almost 80% of the population.

Through the construction of this reservoir, it will be possible to irrigate about 50 hectares, directly benefiting 12 families of farmers and 203 families of this town indirectly.

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Joana and Jordi in one of the villages they visited

What we saw in these and other projects is that the main objective of Vicente and Anna was always to empower the lower class, those who were always scorned and even killed by their illness or condition, which represented a shame for the family . Dalits, people who are deaf, dumb, with Down syndrome, AIDS patients or with mobility problems due to polio. Everyone has understood that they are the same as others and now families are even proud of their achievements. One day Vincent said: “My job is to achieve impossible dreams” and it is precisely this feeling that one takes from the Foundation, to witness a miracle”.

Worldcoo Team

 

PC Componentes fights against child cancer

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 “An investment for the life”
In Spain, every year, 1.400 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in children.

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In front of this frightening figure, there are entities, such as Fundación CRIS Cáncer, which promote and finance research and innovation projects for the treatment and cure of the disease.

This is the case of “Project Gabi”. Gabi was a 13-year-old girl who, after undergoing several standard treatments, couldn’t eradicate her disease. Their parents decided to trust Dr. Antonio Pérez in order to start a new treatment, new in Spain, which consists of transferring to patients large amounts of Natural Killer (NK) cells and memory T cells, which are cells of the immune system specialized in destroying dangerous cells, such as tumor cells. Thanks to this new treatment, Gabi could live two more years.

Since then, the Hospital de la Paz, in Madrid, began to investigate in this type of cellular therapies that can be a very important step for the cure of this disease.

PcComponentes has joined this cause in order to CRIS Cancer could carry out this new clinical trial and enable such treatment to other patients that today have no cure. It is, as Gabi’s mother says, “an investment for the life”.

Through the amount raised, CRIS Cancer will be able to  treat children with leukemia and other solid childhood tumors that don’t respond to conventional or relapsing treatments. Although it is at a very early stage, clinical trials like this raise expectations about the prevention and cure of this disease are very high, but for this, economic investments are needed.

The project will be carried out at the Hospital de la Paz in Madrid, in collaboration with other hospitals and research centers.

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You can follow the donation process HERE.

Worldcoo Team.

The power of a smile :)

Promofarma starts new project!

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Once again, Promofarma users, one of the e-commerce with cause who work with us, have showed their solidarity. Through their collaboration with the campaign “One plus one, it is much more” promoted by Unicef, more than 7.000 kids will have access to clean water during one month. You can remember this project HERE.

The well-known Theodora Foundation is the next entity with which now the community of Promofarma can begin to collaborate. As you know, through the visits of Giggle Doctors, Theodora Foundation humanizes the stay in the hospital and helps to alleviate the suffering of all hospitalized children. Nonetheless, on this occasion, the euros collected will go to the “Able to Smile” project, an initiative that we haven’t talked about yet and which seeks to promote the autonomy and development of children with intellectual diversity through sensory stimulation.

A child with functional diversity responds very differently to stimuli; for example, some unexpected things can make them laugh, like a cry or a sneeze. Through the provocation of this laugh,Giggle Doctors acts by favouring their sensory and physical response, motivating the oxygenation of the cellular tissues and improving the immune system response.

Thanks to their collaboration, Giggle Doctors will be able to visit 35 children with intellectual disability, thus enhancing their sensorial and physical development.

If you want, you can follow the donation process HERE.

Worldcoo Team.

 

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