Covid Relief for Children and Adults with Disabilities in Albania
May 2, 2020
– NGO Partners: New Vision, Down Syndrome Foundation, MEDPAK, Filizat
– Theme: Health/Youth
– Location: Fushe-Kruje, Lac, Lezhe, Shkodra, Durres, Mat, Korca, Cerrik, Librazhd, Tirana, Albania
– Date: May 2020
– Amount Raised: $6,960
– Description: Down Syndrome Albania, New Vision, MEDPAK and Filizat with the help of the Global Albanians Foundation initiated a campaign in the early months of the pandemic to provide food packages to persons with disabilities and were struggling with financial issues due to COVID-19. We supported 159 families by delivering: (i) Essential food and hygienic supplies to those most in need; (ii) School materials (audio products and various books for children with visual impairment who did not have access to school during this period); (iii) Protective measures against Covid-19 virus such as masks, gloves, and disinfectants; and (iv) Entertainment materials such as table games and playing cards.