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25 bikes to go to school and rebuild young lives
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Join and take action against gender-based violence
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Planeta Huerto is joined with Worldcoo’s e-commerce with a cause
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Combat loneliness of the elderly
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#NewSponsor & #NewProject: Drawing smiles to hospitalized children
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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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This Christmas give away giggles to sick children

25 bikes to go to school and rebuild young lives

#NewProject.

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Last week we announced in our social network that Santa Fixie has contributed to founded one more project that will help that 25 youth from the slums of Nairobi will be trained as mechanics and employed in Cycloville’s network of Bikes Shops, which will help them to have. One more time, challenge succeed thanks to more than 900 users who participated! You can remember it HERE.

And now we move to Uganda with a new aim: distribute bicycles for 25 orphaned girls living in child-headed households. Thanks of that, now they will be able to travel to school to pursue their studies and access the local market to sell their goods, as well as pick up medical supplies, HIV medication and other essential prevention medication from the nearest medical facility. With education, these girls will have a greater chance of securing employment after they graduate.

chance for childhood_logoThis is what is doing Chance for Childhood, an international organisation who helps local communities to protect their children and give them the chance of a proper childhood. One such example is “Rebuilding Young lives” project, which currently supports hundreds of orphaned children living in child-headed households in northern Uganda, a region that has been devastated by almost two decades of conflict and more than 3 million children are orphaned and robbed of their childhoods.

The organisation has noticed that in Uganda the “adult” of the family is almost always an adolescent girl, of between 15 and 18 years, who has no choice but to stay at home because they live too far away from the nearest school and they have no means of transportation.

Bikes can be a life changer for these young girls, ensuring that they are no longer excluded from learning, can travel to the nearest school or Youth Centre and transport their goods to market, take their siblings to school and, perhaps most importantly, reach the hospital and medical supplies when a younger sibling becomes critically ill.

If you want to follow the project, you can do it through this LINK. 

Worldcoo team.

Join and take action against gender-based violence

The phenomenon of violence against women is a constant in human history. Despite public administrations and civil society efforts, gender-based violence remains a reality. Globally, every year between 1.5 and 3 million of women and girls lose their life as a result of gender-based violence.

In Spain, despite of in the last years there have been significant changes in the field of the fight against domestic violence and gender-based violence, this kind of violence remain a daily reality and affects a higher number of women, especially if these women are strangers.

Cepaim Foundation has the mission to promote an inclusive and intercultural society model which facilitate the full access to citizenship rights of the most vulnerable people in our society. The NGO has created the “Adelante Program” to increase the social and labour situation of women who are in the most vulnerable groups. For do that, they make activities with the aim to foment gender equality and the conciliation for private and working lives in order to avoid multiple discrimination in terms of gender.

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From today, our e-commerce with a cause PcComponentes, will collaborate with Cepaim Foundation to create preventive measures to combat gender-based violence against women. These measures will be joined with other actions of direct intervention to the victims made by different entities and State administrations.

Thanks to the solidarity of PcComponentes customers, 2 workshops of prevention and awareness on gender-based violence will be developed. These workshops have a duration of 36 hours and their content will be organized through 3 different modules:

  • Module 1: Violence awareness and its dynamics
  • Module 2: Empowerment
  • Module 3: Doors to a new life

With 8.000€ donated, 30 women from Murcia and Madrid will be benefit with these two workshops and they also will receive personalized attention. These workshops also help these women to improve their living conditions and their love relationships.

The Worldcoo team.

Planeta Huerto is joined with Worldcoo’s e-commerce with a cause

Break the circle of child poverty continue being a pending subject in Spain. As we said in various articles of our blog, the 35% of Spanish children are living at risk of poverty. The result of the last report presented by AROPE (At Risk Of Poverty or Exclusion) shows that almost 3 million of Spanish children are living at risk of poverty and more than 800.000 children are chronic poor.

The program CaixaProinfancia of Obra Social “la Caixa” has de aim to break the circle of hereditary poverty acting on the needs of children and teenagers between 0 and 18 years who are living in a poverty or social vulnerability situation.

Obra Social “la Caixa” allocate 50 million euros annually to guarantee continued long-term care of more than 238.000 children since 2007. It can do it thanks to the collaboration of more than 30 social organizations from 11 of the main Spanish cities.

Planeta Huerto

Planeta Huerto, the e-commerce leader in garden and ecologic product, has joined to the group of e-commerce with a cause of Worldcoo. The company has integrated our solidary widget in its ecommerce platform to help fund high social impact projects.

Planeta Huerto is specialized in the sale of ecological and sustainable products in all areas of daily life. Nowadays, Planeta Huerto has more than 20.000 product references and more than 85.000 customers in Spain, Portugal, France and Italy.

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Planeta Huerto will help to combat children poverty

Planeta Huerto will collaborate with Obra Social “la Caixa” in order to help break the cycle of poverty by teaching those vulnerable children. For do that, children will learn how to use the tools of education to take control of their own lives.

From today, the customers of Planeta Huerto will have the possibility to make a donation in each purchase they make. With this project, Obra Social “la Caixa” wants to provide support to childhood and the families through the promotion of social and educational development of children at poverty situation from a perspective of comprehensive care by educational support and family workshops.

Thanks to Planeta Huerto and its customers, 30 children will receive a weekly school support for a month in order to improve their education and break their circle of poverty.

Welcome Planeta Huerto to the socially responsible companies’ community!

The Worldcoo team.

Combat loneliness of the elderly

In Spain there are approximately 1.853.700 elders who are living alone, the 72% of them are women and the 42% are older than 85 years. Loneliness and social isolation are risk factors for depression, the cognitive impairment, their health problems and economic difficulties and for their mortality.

For more than 28 years, Amics de la Gent Gran Foundation works against undesired loneliness among older people. The mission of Amics de la Gent Gran is based in three actions:

  • Emotional accompaniment of older people, through different programs, for example, during a disease, home help or sporadic accompaniments.
  • Social invigoration, trough socializing activities as trips, coteries at home, holidays, Sant Jordi, San Juan and at Christmas.
  • Awareness in society about the reality our elders face. To do this, Amics de la Gent Gran makes three awareness campaigns: “Rosas contra el olvido”, Summer Campaign and Christmas Campaign.

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), loneliness is one of the main causes of health risk in elderly. The relationship between loneliness feeling and serious diseases is significant and WHO advises that this feeling may generate situations of dependency. For this reason, Amics de la Gent Gran fight to prevent this situation.

The accompaniment home program has the aim to fight against loneliness of elders who are living alone. This program provides a two hours weekly visit from a volunteer at the home of an elderly person. This visit wishes to create an emotional and trusty bond between the volunteer and the elderly person in order to break with the feeling of loneliness which have the older person.

For Amics de la Gent Gran the companies are important drivers of social change and, such as, they play a relevant role in the promotion of a more equal and sustainable society. Our committed company Promofarma share the values and the commitment with Amics de la Gent Gran. For this reason, they have joined together to perform a new project with the aim to fight to combat the feeling of loneliness which have many elderly.

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Promofarma’s customers will be able to help to combat loneliness of the elderly and also help them to improve their quality of life. Thanks to their solidarity, 13 elders will receive a weekly visit of a volunteer of Amics de la Gent Gran for a year.

Together, we manage to repay the desire to live of elderly who are alone” – Amics de la Gent Gran

The Worldcoo team.

#NewSponsor & #NewProject: Drawing smiles to hospitalized children

Many years ago, without being aware of where I was going, I was lucky to witness a show of hospital clowns in paediatric ICU which would change my life” – Angie Rosales, Pallapupas Founder

And that’s how was born Pallapupas, a NGO that contributes to the humanization of hospitable processes and to the prevalence of the sick person above the disease during it process. Pallapupas confirms that humour is the fundamental tool in order to deal adverse situations that people live around the disease.

Professionals working at Pallapupas are a professional actors and actresses working together with sanitarian personal in order to adapt interventions to their needs. These professionals are drawing smiles to patients before, during (in case of local anaesthesia) and after the intervention.

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ByHours.com, the web platform that allow you booking packs of 3, 6 or 12 hours in more than 1.500 hotels from the best internationals hotel chains, has integrated Worldcoo’s cause-funding widget to help fund projects with positive social impact.

In ByHours.com the customers select the check in time adapting their bookings to their time needs. Thanks to ByHours.com, travellers that have to waiting hours during a stopover in the airport, before a meeting or quite simply people who want to enjoy the best hotels of their city and living a great experience, have the chance to save money thanks to booking of packs of hours.

From now on, the more than 60.000 customers of ByHours.com will have the possibility to make a donation each time they booked by hours in one of the more than 1.500 hotels with which ByHours has an agreement.

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ByHours.com users will be able to help professionals who working in Pallapupas and which have the aim to make children’s surgery a more human, closer and sensitive experience, may draw smiles to all hospitalized children.

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Research points that the prevention and control of anxiety and stress before a child surgery are extremely useful because it can lead to a reduction of pain, minor postoperative complications and a better postoperative recovery of affected children.

Thanks to the solidarity of ByHours users, an accompaniment to surgery and during induction of anaesthesia will be held to 68 children in Sant Joan de Déu Althaïa Hospital of Manresa for 13 weeks. In addition, they also help relatives affected by the suffering of the minor, and health personnel.

Welcome ByHours to the e-commerce with a cause group!

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.

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.

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