On Saturday, the 21st edition of the Noble Package started. As every year, thousands of volunteers got involved in the campaign. Needy families can support each of us. How? We have three options to choose from.
In recent weeks, volunteers of Szlachetna Paczka have visited more than 10,000 homes for lonely people, seniors, the sick and families in difficulty to gather information they need the most. This is how the database was created, which now has over 5,000 descriptions from over 600 locations, which will be constantly expanded.
A list of thousands of families in need with a description of their history is available on the website noblenapaczka.pl. For four weeks, you will be able to choose one of them and prepare a package from the heart for it.
How can I help?
If you want to support the Noble Package, visit the website noblenapaczka.pl. There are three buttons there.
The first is “I choose the family“.” You can choose a family that will take our hearts, for whom we will prepare a package. Last year, on average, 24 people made a package, so it is not a huge expense, said Joanna Sadzik, president of the Spring Association, the organizer of the campaign, on TVN24.
There is also a second option, for those who, for example, do not have time to get involved in shopping and preparing packages. We can click the button “Donate“and support Szlachetna Paczka financially.” Even small amounts matter, they make it possible for us to help more and more families, “emphasized Sadzik.
The third button is “I support the Child“Here, donors can help children with low self-esteem, learning problems, relationships or emotional development. For the collected funds, Szlachetna Paczka will organize weekly classes with an individual tutor who will focus on strengthening the child’s self-esteem and I will show him how to overcome the hitherto existing difficulties on his own to avoid, for example, falling into poverty when entering adulthood.
What is the work of a volunteer?
If you want to go a step further and become actively involved in the activities of Szlachetna Paczka, you can join it as a volunteer.
– The work of a volunteer is primarily based on the fact that we go to families, learn about their history, find out why it is difficult for them, why they are in such a place that they need support. We describe all this in detail on the Szlachetna Paczka website – said Dorota Bugajska, a volunteer of Szlachetna Paczka, on TVN24. In this way, a list of the needs of a given family is created, because each package is treated individually. After such an interview, volunteers decide on the form of support. – We describe it all in order to find a donor for them, that is, a person who will support this family and prepare a package for it – explained Bugajska.
The work of volunteer teams is coordinated by leaders in over 600 regions all over Poland.
Who is the Noble Package helping?
Volunteers get addresses of families in need from private persons, aid institutions such as MOPS, and sometimes they also report their friends or neighbors themselves. Many applications also come from schools.
When choosing a family, volunteers take into account a number of criteria, including family history and the reasons for her difficult situation, income per family member, her attitudeand therefore whether or not he is taking steps to change his situation as well membership to one of the groups in need that define the situation of the family.
– This year is the second year of the pandemic and we know that it is very difficult in some areas. This year, there is also a completely new group of people we help. This year, we have established cooperation with several organizations helping migrants who live in Poland, but have integration problems, have material problems – said Joanna Sadzik.
A weekend of miracles, the final of the Noble Package
There will be over 600 warehouses throughout Poland, to which it will be possible to bring or send parcels by courier. The organizers of the campaign emphasize that all of them comply with the rules of the sanitary regime, and that donors’ visits are scheduled for specific hours.
Two weeks before Christmas, in the so-called miracle weekend on December 11-12, volunteers go home all over Poland with packages containing things bought by benefactors.
Szlachetna Paczka has been organized since 2001. Last year, during the finals of the 20th edition of Szlachetna Paczka, more than 14,000 people received financial aid. families from 93 towns. 11 thousand people got involved in the action. volunteers. The value of the parcels delivered exceeded PLN 51 million, and over 420,000 people were involved in the aid. Poles.
Main photo source: TVN24