Coronavirus changed our lives, since its worlwide spread during 2020, but one thing that never changed is the willingess of Specchio dei tempi Foundation to help. In 12 months, thanks to over 16 thousand donations from 70 countries all around the world, we have been able to donate more than 8 million euros to hospitals, schools, small businesses, families and lonely elderly.
On one side, we purchased and distributed over one million masks, gloves, gowns, caps and visors to doctors, nurses and rescuers in Piedmont, and we donated 150 pieces of equipment to twenty hospitals in the area. On the other side, Specchio dei tempi provided economic support to 3,000 needy families and delivered, with the “Specchio d’Italia” project, more than 17,000 shopping packages to lonely elderly all over the country.
Additionally, Specchio offered 250 schools practical resources to sanitize the environments and bought 1,000 tablets to facilitate distance learning of the poorest pupils. Finally, Specchio distributed 1.6 million euros to sustain small local businesses; a new edition of this project, “Un respiro per Torino”, has just been launched, to provide a renovated economic support to more artisans, traders and restaurants in Turin.
The work of our Foundation keeps going on, and you can follow it on our website: thanks to your help, our efforts will still bring a new hope.