The Szlachetna Paczka report brings terrifying numbers: almost two million Poles live in extreme poverty, and almost one in ten cannot afford medicines. The “Weekend of Miracles”, which will end in just a few days, is intended to help such people. What to do to take part in the initiative? Just go to the Szlachetna Paczka website and choose the family whose needs and dreams we want to fulfill. Mrs. Wanda and her daughter are waiting for such a package, as they will need a new gas stove, diapers and sweets.
Mrs. Wanda and her daughter are almost inseparable, and when it comes to buying diapers for Edyta, the woman already has a well-developed plan. – I leave my bike and go to Piaseczno by bus. The pharmacy opens at 8 and I come back at 9 – he says.
Mrs. Wanda takes care of her 45-year-old daughter with a disability. Making extra money is not an option, and what they receive from the state is insufficient. They are left with PLN 300 a month for food. – I usually have to buy cold meats for her, but somehow I manage. Well, unfortunately, I have to, says Mrs. Wanda.
Nearly 2 million Poles – as we read in the “Poverty Report” published by Szlachetna Paczka – lived in extreme poverty last year. – There are more children who have nothing to eat, more seniors who have nothing to eat – informs Joanna Sadzik, president of the management board of the “Wiosna” Association, organizing the Szlachetna Paczka campaign.
3 percent of people cannot afford to buy bread, vegetables or flour. Every tenth Pole cannot afford to go out for ice cream, and for almost half of them eating dinner in a restaurant is unattainable. But that’s not all. – 8 percent of Poles cannot afford prescription drugs. Half of Poles are unable to go to a doctor privately – points out Magda Łukasik, sociologist, co-author of the “Poverty Report 2023”. – Recently, all prices have gone up significantly, which is due to the fact that we receive more and more applications from families – says Julia Hermanowicz, coordinator of the Szlachetna Paczka campaign in Białystok.
How can you help?
Anyone of us can help people in need. Just go to the Szlachetna Paczka website and choose the family whose needs and dreams we want to fulfill. – We are still visiting families, new stories will continue to appear on our website – says Sadzik.
Anna Lewandowska encourages you to join the Szlachetna Paczka. This year he will help a family with two children. – I would like my girls to see that mom helps, that dad helps – she emphasizes.
Mrs. Wanda and her daughter are waiting for the parcel. They will need a new gas stove, diapers and sweets. Mrs. Józefa is also waiting. She used to be a journalist at the company’s radio station. She has been on a pension for 30 years because she suddenly lost her eyesight.
The armchair in which he loves listening to books is already 50 years old. Hence the request to Szlachetna Paczka for, among other things, a new one, suitable for the spine. – There are layers of nobility in every person, but sometimes they need help – says Mrs. Józefa.
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