It is for sure that Christmas 2020 will be different. In these hard times, the key ingredients should be responsibility and solidarity.
In all crises, of any kind, the most affected are the ones in the most vulnerable situation. The COVID-19 crisis is no exception.
During these emergency times, the situation of the children that were already in a hard position of social exclusion, got even worse and evident. Without the correct measures, this health crisis would become a social crisis of enormous severity.
At AMV, we have joined the emergency program “A tu lado” (By your side), led by Save the Children to reach the most vulnerable families in Spain.
We want to support the ones most affected by this pandemic and be able to mitigate, as far as possible, the social and economic effects that the disease has caused.
In AMV we look for contributing our grain of sand by donating the resources of our Christmas campaign to the children of “A tu lado”. We are very proud to have a chance to be part of that initiative.
With that in mind and in addition to supporting this important cause, we will cut off the use of paper on our posts, reducing the environmental impact of our campaign.
What does “A tu lado” consist of?
The urgent plan Save the Children in course in Spain is supporting 3,391 children from 2,050 vulnerable families in the health and economic emergency caused by the COVID-19.
The aid has focused on access to basic food, school reinforcement and psychological care to alleviate the effects of isolation, uncertainty and stress.
In this line, the NGO has opened an online psychotherapeutic care line for these families and their workers that are already attending to the emotional well-being of the children with guidelines for their parents on positive parenting.
We are convinced that in this 2021 we will continue to give the best of ourselves. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
This year, our Christmas is by your side.