The 30th Final of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity started with the amount of 41 538 333 PLN! What does this amount consist of and what will the donations from this year's Finale be used for?
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.
See the light - this is the very telling motto of our winter fundraising initiative. We will raise money to buy equipment for children's ophthalmology. Next year we will buy medical devices to save children's eyesight!
The lion's share of online collections started already on the first of December, giving our donors the opportunity to take part in the 30th Finale of the Great Orchestra, two whole months before the last Sunday of January.