The fight against COVID-19 continues, with various actors in philanthropic communities across the region supporting it in multiple ways.
In this text, you will learn how in the previous days we have supported our communities in recovering from the negative effects of the coronavirus.
Donations by L’Oréal and Princess Katherine’s Foundation
HRH Crown Princess Katherine’s Foundation and L’Oréal Balkans have provided 2,000 hand sanitizers and 1,000 surgical protective masks for students in eight schools across Serbia.
The total value of this donation is almost half a million dinars (EUR 4,000).
In an urgent response to the needs of students, their parents and teaching staff, HRH Crown Princess Katherine’s Foundation and L’Oréal Balkans have previously donated hand sanitizing products for more than 3,000 students in 10 schools in Serbia.
Assistance to Kragujevac COVID Hospital
HRH Crown Princess Katherine’s Foundation and Anka Erne, a philanthropist from the US, have provided assistance to the COVID Hospital in Kragujevac.
Owing to their help, this hospital received donations of vitamin D and Zink with vitamin C, in the total value of more than RSD 190,000 (USD 2,000).
Owing to Anka Erne, who has been supporting initiatives in Serbia for years, and the engagement of HRH Crown Princess Katherine’s Foundation, the hospital in Kragujevac was previously also provided with equipment and medicines in the total value of over RSD 800,000 (EUR 7,000).
People of Čačak repay housing loan for their doctor who died from COVID-19
The people of Čačak have organized a humanitarian action to repay the housing loan taken out by Slobodan Blagojević, a local doctor who died from COVID-19 a month ago.
A total of EUR 25,000 was raised in 20 days, and the doctor’s family say this support is immeasurable.
Blagojević was an emergency medicine specialist, who died in late December at the age of 41 at a clinic in Belgrade, after being treated for COVID-19 for 15 days. During the coronavirus epidemic, he was the head of provisional COVID hospital at sports hall ‘Mladost’ in Čačak.
Forever Friends Foundation donates for children of COVID hospital employees
Forever Friends Foundation has provided 600 gift packages for children of doctors, nurses, technicians and non-medical staff, who, for months, have been selflessly helping COVID patients at University Clinical Hospital Center ‘Dr. Dragiša Mišović – Dedinje’.
Last year, this foundation donated EUR 100,000 to the National Health Insurance Fund for the fight against COVID-19, EUR 20,000 to the Red Cross of Montenegro for the purchase of ventilators, and in mid-January 2021, they delivered hospital equipment, protective masks and gift packages to Berane General Hospital.
Donation to the Red Cross of Montenegro
LDS Charities has donated 64,000 surgical masks to the Red Cross of Montenegro.
This was the third mask donation, where the previous two included 24,000 masks that were distributed across Montenegro through local Red Cross organizations. This latest delivery of masks will further be sent to Red Cross organizations in all Montenegrin municipalities to be distributed to their beneficiaries, as well as volunteers and employees, who provide daily direct assistance to people affected by the COVID-19 epidemic.
Donation for medical professionals
Thank you for you selfless care and sacrifice in the fight against the coronavirus, and for the outstanding courage you have been showing this entire time. These were the words FABRIKA COFFEE used to thank medical professionals for their care and sacrifice in the fight against the coronavirus.
The company has donated gift packages of their products to the University Clinical Centre of the Republic of Srpska and to Banja Luka Health Center.
Pomozi.ba and UniCredit Bank donate to pensioners in BiH
Humanitarian organization Pomozi.ba and UniCredit Bank have launched a joint initiative in which they distributed 78,245 protective masks to pensioners across Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The initiative supported 15,649 pensioners who received masks along with their December pension from UniCredit Bank employees.
Masks were distributed to pensioners in Čapljina, Stolac, Tomislavgrad, Posušje, Gornji Vakuf, Fojnica, Jajce, Prozor-Rama, Bugojno, Kiseljak, Breza, Vareš, Olovo, Velika Kladuša, Sanski Most, Gradačac, Lukavac, Gračanica, Srebrenik, Živinice, Kalesija, Orašje, Odžak, Brčko, Prijedor, Doboj and Bijeljina.
If you want to support your communities in the fight against COVID-19, one of the ways to do so is by making an online donation to one of the campaigns at covid19.donacije.rs, or by sending an SMS to 7300.