Tag - Theodora Foundation

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Investing in smiles to bring joy to children in hospitals
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Hospitals are full of smiles thanks to PcComponentes customers
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Report of funding and monitoring of the project Giggle Doctors
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Emergency laughter for hospitalized children

Investing in smiles to bring joy to children in hospitals

WORLDCOO REPORT

Theodora Foundation has been investing in smiles to bring joy to children in hospitals since 15 ago. “Giggle Doctors” visit children in hospitals, hospices and specialist care centres across the world. By combining music, play, magic and storytelling these professional performers bring magical moments to brave children in challenging times.

Some months ago, PC Componentes users collected 15.000€, which allowed that “Giggle Doctors” could visit more than 1.000 kids and adolescents from different hospitals in Spain during 40 afternoons.

Once again, thank you so much PC Componentes for making it possible!

Here you have the complete report!

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Worldcoo team.

 

 

Hospitals are full of smiles thanks to PcComponentes customers

For many people who live a hospital admission, the health centres are associated with fear, pain, sadness and tension. If for an adult the fact to stay hospitalized during a long time is a hard experience, for children is worst, because to this feelings we have to add fear for the unknown and the concern of their parents.

Children routine completely changes when they are admitted into hospitals. This change in their daily life may make children feel stress and/or anxiety. With Christmas on the way, this situation is aggravated, apart from the change in their routines, sick children can’t celebrate Christmas period with his family and this fact may cause a feeling of loneliness, anxiety or uncertainty caused by the cold hospitable environment.

Pupaclown Association and Theodora Foundation are NGOs with the same aim, make better the stance of children and youth in hospitals during their hospitalization process. For this reason, this Christmas, Theodora Foundation and Pupaclown Association joined with PcComponentes in order to support sick children and youth in order to break their hospital routine through the magic, storytelling, music and the art of clowning, and give them a reason to smile.

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PcComponentes customers have wanted that the paediatric floor of the hospitals Virgen de la Arrixaca (Murcia), Gregorio Marañón (Madrid) Germans Trias y Pujol (Badalona) y Marqués de Valdecilla (Santander) are full of smiles. For this reason, in just 3 months, they have donated 20.000€ to help both NGOs to obtain the following aims:

  • 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.

Thanks to help of PcComponentes customers, 2.820 children and youth, of one of the 5 hospitals we have mentioned before, will receive a weekly visit of one artist from Theodora Foundation or Pupaclown Association for 5 months.

Together we can do big things!

The Worldcoo team.

Report of funding and monitoring of the project Giggle Doctors

At the beginning of December 2014 we informed you about the new project of our e-commerce with a cause Promofarma.

When a child is hospitalized during an extended period of time, his/her routine completely change, especially if the period of time is too long. Giggle Doctors from Theodora Foundation try to do more human the stay of children and youth hospitalized in 20 Spanish hospitals.

The aims of the project are to address the emotional care of hospitalized children comprehensively in health as an essential right and raising public awareness about the importance of humanization in hospitals.

In order to get this objectives, Giggle Doctors perform two different activities:

  • The first one is to visit all hospitalized children and youth. This visits are once a week in the afternoon all year.
  • The second one is to stay in the operating room to make easy the anxiety that have the child before his surgery and also to help that medical personnel can focus on their work.

Every time that a Promofarma customer made a purchase, he had the possibility to make a donation for these project and, thanks to do it, in 8 months 3.500 euros were raised to guarantee weekly visits of Giggle Doctors and directly benefit 330 hospitalized children in one of the 20 hospitals in whose Giggle Doctors make their visits.

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.

Today we show you where has gone the donated money by the Promofarma customers. In the following image you will see the Worldcoo report of funding and monitoring of the project, seeing that there have been 5 personalized visits at the Xeral Cíes Hospital in Vigo and at Virgen de las Nieves Hospital in Granada. Furthermore 5 accompaniment visits in the operating room have provided to children at the La Paz Hospital in Madrid.

Giggle Doctors final report

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 Promofarma project.

The Worldcoo team.

Emergency laughter for hospitalized children

Children routine change when he/she is hospitalized. It moves the child from his habitual environment to put him in another unknown, altering his and his family daily life. In order to try to make more human the stay of hospitalized children from 20 Spanish hospitals, the Theodora Foundation was created in Spain the year 2.000.

Giggle Doctors are professional artists having a specific mission, help to create hope spaces, making that the hospitalized children and teens have no tensions and help their families and the medical personnel, as far as possible, that their situation becomes less dramatic and they have a faster recovery.

Thanks to PromoFarma customers, two weekly visits from Giggle Doctors for 2 months will be guaranteed. The activities that Giggle Doctors will do during that time are the following:

  • Visit all hospitalized children and teenagers in one of the 20 Spanish hospitals, one afternoon a week. The essential aim is to cheer up pediatric plants, change the room environment and create hopes and smiles.
  • Stay in the operating room for help ease the anxiety in the child and provide that medical personnel can focus on their work.

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For the families of hospitalized children is also very important the work done by Giggle Doctors because while they are giving smiles, all forget where they are and why.

With 3.500€ not only 330 children and teenagers will be benefited, their families and the medical personnel will be also benefited (in total 990 individuals) all thanks to the important and rewarding work from Giggle Doctors.

Thanks to PromoFarma for being an ecommerce with cause and thanks to their customers for helping to realize this project.

The Worldcoo Team.

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