Acts of kindness are popping up all over the world and in Estonia as we collaborate, and support each other in this trying time.
AmCham Estonia with its Charity Fund that is being raised every year at the Annual Thanksgiving Family Dinner is also not standing on the sidelines trying to assist those in need.
As we know, the island of Saaremaa has been affected the most during the COVID-19 Crisis. On April 1, AmCham board decided to allocate part of the chamber’s Charity Fund (1,000 EUR) to support the Kuressaare Hospital to help with the necessary supplies. The hospital’s most critical needs include surgical masks and protective suits, the prices of which have surged severalfold in response to demand.
MEAL BRIDGE ESTONIA
On April 28-May 1, we have joined the Meal Bridge Estonia Project and donated meals to 32 workers from rescue team and ambulance in Rapla! Meal Bridge Estonia initiative began with an idea from Atlanta, Georgia known as The Meal Bridge and has started in Rapla, Estonia with our Premium Partner company Datel AS. Carl Pucci, a senior leader of Datel, and board member of AmCham has pulled Rapla together with several cafes and businesses donating food and most importantly love to the Rapla Hospital. A special shout out to Carl Pucci for driving this and also to Indrek at Adograaf OÜ for donating the great stickers!
ESTONIAN FOOD BANK
On April 29, AmCham has also transferred 1,000 EUR to the Estonian Food Bank (Toidupank). The Estonian Food Bank has a clear mission: to create solidarity between human beings and responsibility for the weakest. The help of the Food Bank is meant to support families and people who have financial problems and during a short or longer period cannot get by. The help is free of charge and in principle temporary.We felt that it is especially critical to support this program in times like now…
MY DREAM DAY FOUNDATION
While we support those in acute need of help, we cannot forget our long-term commitments and partners. So in April, we have also transferred 1,000 EUR to My Dream Day Foundation (Minu Unistuste Päev) so we do not leave out the chronically ill children who need just as much attention and help as the ones affected by the current situation.
Big or small, any help, support, and contribution is valuable! And we are very grateful to many of you, our members, who contribute each year to our Charity Fund during the Thanksgiving time, so that we can help in times of need.