Paris Saint-Germain recently announced on its official website that they are making a €100,000 donation to the Secours Populaire Français charity to help those impacted the most by the COVID-19 crisis, which includes children, the elderly, the homeless, and healthcare professionals.
The donation is in addition to the €400,000 the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation has already committed to the Secours Populaire Français, which is a non-profit committed to fighting poverty and helping those who are discriminated against.
According to the press release, the €100,000 will be used for the following:
1. Helping the Secours Populaire Français’ doctors by paying for personal protective equipment and the training of 2,000 volunteers who can provide information, answer queries, and communicate protective measures.
2. Helping isolated children without school by paying for 5,000 educative kits with equipment for lessons, games, and recreational activities.
3. Helping approximately 900 homeless people by setting up frequent soup kitchens, providing hygiene products, and maintaining social ties.
4. Helping isolated or elderly people by delivering 10,000 food parcels, providing hygiene products, and maintaining social ties.
After the announcement of the donation, Thierry Robert, CEO of the Secours Populaire Français applauded PSG’s efforts during this time of need.
“Once again, Paris Saint-Germain is responding to a call from our charity to help those victims of poverty or social exclusion. This support will enable the Secours Populaire Français to act quickly to relieve the suffering of those most affected by the consequences of this unprecedented crisis.”
PSG is often criticized by the media for a myriad of issues but I think everyone can agree that this decision is a positive one and the club should be applauded for their efforts.
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