COVID 2.0 URGENT APPEAL FROM MOBILE CRECHES
Children will bear the scars of the pandemic for years to come – help to protect them from this catastrophe!
India has surpassed 20 million mark (4 May) in COVID cases since the lethal second wave hit us. The brutality of this wave is evident as cities and systems crumble to provide urgent health support to the desperate and dying people. The mutant virus is infecting young children and
adolescents rapidly, more than double caseload, as compared to the pandemic in 2020 (IndiaSpend 2021). India will have the highest number of deaths among children under 5 years, and the highest number of maternal deaths in South Asia in 2020 (UNICEF 2021). Children need immediate protection against the virus. They need support to build sufficient immunity against risks for infection. Children’s social and emotional wellbeing must be nurtured as parents and adults around them experience high stress over an uncertain future through this insurmountable crisis.
The future of India’s COVID generation must be protected at all costs.
Mobile Creches (MC) has stepped up its COVID 2.0 Relief Response plans.
The highest responsibility is to save lives. There is an equal responsibility to fight back the spread of the virus through preventive measures.
Additionally there are children’s ongoing health, nutrition, education, protection, and care needs that must be met as their access to essential services is fully disrupted. Or parents are infected leaving the burden on siblings to look out for each other. MC was diligent in its COVID-19 relief response and builds upon this experience to support some of the most vulnerable migrant children and their families across urban cities.
In April 2021 MC distributed dry rations to all children; identified malnourished children for special support, and mapped the immediate needs of young children and women that we can meet through community linkages. We are supporting ~10,000 families with young children across seven cities. But this was before the devastating conditions seized us in Delhi and other cities.
In a pandemic of such gigantic proportions the urgency is to ramp up health infrastructure and support frontline health workers to meet the expected peak caseload across the country. At the same time it is vital for organisations like MC to remain connected with poor families, excluded from public welfare systems, to ensure they have the information and the means to remain resilient against the infection, to seek and receive the help they need, at this hour.
MC’s COVID 2.0 Relief Response will:
Respond to emergency requests for oxygen cylinders, concentrators, hospital beds, plasma donors, medicines etc. through linkages with public, private, and community provisions
Run community relief through COVID awareness, monthly nutrition for children, psychosocial help, immunization linkages, early education modules, and facilitate vaccination camps at labour camps and urban slums.
Distribute COVID management kits comprising of oxymeters, thermometers, masks, and sanitisers. Bundled with awareness about their use. So that entire families are protected.
MC appeals for your HELP:
Please provide for COVID Management Kits to 10,000 families at the cost of Rs 4000 each.
Comprises of – 1 Oxymeter, 1 thermometer, 10 adult masks, 10 children masks, 5 litres sanitizer.
Please support monthly nutrition costs for two children under six years at Rs.800
This will include rice, dal, dalia, suji, sugar, sattu, oil, salt, turmeric, ORS as per dietary requirements.
Please link us with authentic medical aid providers
For oxygen cylinders, oxygen refilling centres, concentrators, plasma donors. This will help us respond to the immediate health crisis amongst poorest families. Also for vaccination camps at poor communities.
Your support will cover:
- Poor families excluded from public health systems, requiring immediate medical aid
- Children of families excluded from government PDS entitlements, due to lack of ration cards
- Construction workers who are not covered under government’s PMGKY and health benefits
- Any other poor family who has no income, and fighting for basic survival
MC will conduct its relief operations by:
- Directly reaching families through its network of community leaders
- Reaching families through partner network across India, and their local resources
- Collaborating with supply chain systems already on the ground and expand it
- Ensure government entitlements are accessed and not duplicated
- Follow all safety precautions and lockdown protocols as per government
MC will offer you in return:
- Solidarity during a human tragedy. A mechanism to do your national duty.
- Gratitude. Acknowledgement through website, newsletter, social media, annual report
- 50% tax exemption based on 80G certificate (for Indian donors)
- Photographs of distribution across various locations
- Financial utilization statement
Online Payment Link : https://pages.razorpay.com/mobile-creches
We are not accepting donation cheques due to lockdown conditions. Overseas donors, please intimate us in advance before you donate to the State Bank of India. This will assist us to track your donation faster.
We understand that these are extremely difficult times as we deal with personal pain and loss, and share our grief with others. Yet, if you think you can extend your support to help at this hour, please reach out.
For donation related queries: Sweta Bhatacharjee at firstname.lastname@example.org
For relief distribution queries: Chavi Vohra at email@example.com
Name: Mobile Creches for Working Mother’s Children
Account Number: 00031110004603
Bank Name: HDFC Bank
Branch Address: 209-214, Kailash Building/26, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi – 110001
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MICR : 110240001
Name: Mobile Creches for Working Mother’s Children
Account Number: 39992022787
Bank Name: State Bank of India
Branch Address: FCRA Cell, 4th Floor, State Bank of India, New Delhi Main Branch, 11, Sansad Marg, New Delhi- 110001
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