Paris Saint-Germain support the Secours Populaire in helping Ukrainian children
Paris Saint-Germain are supporting the international efforts to help people from Ukraine. Given the urgency of the situation, the Club and the Paris Saint-Germain Endowment fund have decided to release emergency funds in order to buy and distribute kits containing 9,000 hygiene products and food items for children, including powdered milk, porridge, nappies, wipes, soap, skincare cream and paracetamol.
The kits will be purchased in the countries bordering Ukraine, by partners of the Secours Populaire Français, to respond to the most urgent requirements of Ukrainian families and their children.
Sabrina Delannoy, Deputy Director of the Paris Saint-Germain Endowment Fund, announced: “Our mission is to help children in need. The situation in Ukraine is extremely worrying and we are delighted to be able to count on our long-term partner, the Secours Populaire Français, to step into action and help them directly.”
Corinne Makowski, National Secretary of the Secours Populaire Français, added: “The Paris Saint-Germain Foundation’s renewed commitment is essential for us, along with our partners on the ground, to be able to help the families and children who are suffering the consequences of the war. Solidarity is vital for creating bonds, helping to build a meaningful future for humanity, and cultivating peace.”
The Paris Saint-Germain Endowment fund and the Secours Populaire Français have worked closely together for more than 6 years.
Thanks to this long-term partnership, the Parisian club’s actions aim to help people in need, particularly refugees, migrants and their families.
Together, they have already:
- Set up two Solidaribus (one fully financed and the other part-financed by the Endowment Fund). These vehicles supply food to isolated hostels where migrants and refugees live: 8,500 food parcels per year.
- Organised around thirty sports events for migrants and refugees, led by Paris Saint-Germain’s coaches.
- Provided guidance for more than 2,500 migrants and refugees per year in the charity’s various local branches (more than 10,400 food drives per year, 900 hours of educational assistance per year, more than 1,500 hours of French language teaching per year, and 950 hours of cultural and leisure activities per year).
- In addition to providing financial support, the Club makes regular in-kind donations (computer screens, miscellaneous items, etc.) and regularly issues invitations to matches.