“As it turned out, in the most critical moments of our lives, kindness and diligence really work. And we did what was considered impossible before”.
We started the project Basket of Kindness at the beginning of the pandemic, which was a really stressful period for all of us.
But when we saw that our effort actually paid off and that we had collected more than 70 parcels in an extremely short time, and more so in the only supermarket of our small town, it was a strong driver and motivation for us to keep going.
Most importantly, there was active coordination between us and the City Municipality to see the real challenges and actual needs and to respond to them in a timely and adequate manner.
Furthermore, in terms of social distancing, it was necessary to manage queues in banks, shops, clinics, and pharmacies. Also, in this case the role of volunteering was crucial. With our involvement it became feasible to prevent the spread of the infection in public places as much as possible.
At the same time, we conducted information campaigns to ensure that all restrictions imposed during that period were understood, adopted, and put into practice by the local population.