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FEEDING THOSE IN NEED
After receiving an overwhelming number of requests from disadvantaged families who are among the worst hit by the Coronavirus economic crisis, Malta Trust Fund set up a Food Aid Project. They have already received 3,000 requests for help as the economic crisis further destabilises the vulnerable and poor in society. The Malta Trust Foundation is also collaborating with NGOs to provide food supplies as their resources are overstretched and they are struggling to help the increasing number of people coming forward.
GIVING THE GIFT OF THERAPY
Richmond Foundation endeavours to provide optimal community mental health services and as a response to COVID-19, they have established a mental health helpline, 1770, and the GIFT of THERAPY initiative. They are offering online therapy by fully qualified psychologists and psychotherapists, for those individuals who were already experiencing a mental health problem, or for those who have seen a decrease in their mental wellbeing due to the current circumstances. They believe that everyone should be entitled to the right support, and they hope that through this initiative, people can help them reach all those who need help.
SUPPLYING FOOD TO MALTA'S MOST
Foodbank Lifeline Foundation supplies a variety of food packs to the most vulnerable families in Malta, which are all referred to them by various entities, such as Apogg, Leap, Caritas, St Jeanne Antide, Oncology department. They had about 650 families registered and, prior to COVID-19, were seeing an average of 150 families collecting weekly grocery packs. Since Covid19, they have seen a dramatic increase in numbers to almost 300 - 400 families. Financial donations help them to keep their shelves stocked to be able to prepare the weekly food packs for families and individuals in need.
REACHING OUT TO INDIVIDUALS WITH VARIOUS DISABILITIES
Inspire reaches out to individuals with various disabilities including autism, profound neurological and learning difficulties, behaviour that challenges and others, to support them and their families. With COVID-19, they have adapted their work to still be able to reach their clients and ensure that there isn’t a negative impact on any of the individuals or families during this time. With a lot of their income revenue streams being closed due to COVID-19, they are relying on donations to continue their work.
With your donation, they can ensure that no one is left behind and both individuals
and families are provided with the support they need.
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RESIDENTIAL SERVICES TO
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Id-Dar tal-Providenza was founded with the aim of offering individualised residential services to Persons with Disabilities in a family-like environment. Id-Dar currently hosts approximately hundred and fifteen persons and also offers respite services on a regular basis to families of persons with disabilities. Dar tal-Providenza depends on donations to fund the costs, which total €4.5 million annually, associated with providing the services it offers. In the current COVID-19 environment, the expenses have increased in view of the additional sanitary and monitoring measures required and the flow of donations has slowed down considerably. Furthermore, the annual volleyball marathon, which raises circa €500K, has been cancelled.
OVER 6,000 FAMILIES IN NEED
FED TO DATE
Victory Kitchen is a food charity operating through a network of local restaurants, social workers, and logistics companies. These have joined forces to create a sustainable and long-term plan of delivering food to those families hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Victory Kitchen translates humble food into hope, faith, and courage for those who might otherwise remain hungry. To date, Victory Kitchen has helped over 6,000 families by providing over 19,000 meals.