World Mental Health Day is meant to showcase the importance of emotional well-being and shine a light on the issues of mental health. The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity initiated a comprehensive project of improvement at psychiatric wards for children and young adults.
24 Medical Ventilators for Polish Hospitals
Allegro has been working with our charity to provide us with a safe and secure auctioning platform. The company decided to contribute to our COVID-19 Relief Fund and to encourage the users of its auction platform to donate in aid our initiative.
The initial donation of PLN 2 000 000 allowed our charity to purchase 24 medical ventilators. Breathing support machines are essential when it comes to treating patients with the most severe cases of illnesses caused by the novel coronavirus. These 24 machines will be donated to ICU wards across the country, and they can be used when treating both adults and children.
What is more, in addition to donating money, Allegro bought single-use surgical masks and disinfecting liquid for PLN 1 000 000. These items will be given to hospitals in Warsaw, Poznań, Wrocław, Bydgoszcz, Kraków and paramedics in Gorzów Wielkopolski. The need for personal protection and disinfection gear is endless and, unfortunately, often unmet, which poses a significant risk to the health of medical staff on the frontline of the fight with coronavirus pandemic.
People who use the Allegro online shopping and bidding platform can donate in aid of the health care system in Poland and to support the efforts and costs incurred by the pandemic.
The board of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation decided to make an emergency purchase of hospital beds to support the national healthcare system in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in Poland. Beds will be donated to hospitals tasked with creating wards for COVID-19 patients.
Since the launch of the registration process, over 900 Collection Centres - regional hubs for the fundraising activity - applied to hold their local editions of the Grand Finale fundraiser.