The Paris Saint-Germain Foundation has received a major donation from Tencent
Today, the Parc des Princes has taken delivery of 150,000 face masks and 10,000 pairs of protective glasses courtesy of the charity foundation run by the global technology company Tencent. This generous donation will allow the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation to continue fighting the spread of Coronavirus.
Ever since the start of the Covid-19 health crisis, Paris Saint-Germain and the PSG Foundation have rallied, at the Chairman’s request, to help fight the spread of the epidemic in any way they can: using the Parc des Princes as a logistics support base, loaning vehicles, maintaining their charity commitments and making financial and material donations. Today, along with Tencent - with whom the Club forged a close bond during their last summer tour in China - Paris Saint-Germain is continuing to mobilise their network.
Specialized in internet based technology and services, Tencent has just donated 150,000 face masks and 10,000 pairs of protective glasses to the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation. This donation is part of the Tencent Charity Foundation’s effort against COVID-19, focusing on the sourcing and donation of medical supplies, such as PPE and other essential products, for medical institutions, organisations and people in urgent need.
Sabrina Delannoy, Deputy Director of the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation, added: “The Paris Saint-Germain Foundation would like to thank Tencent for their invaluable donation, which will enable our many partner charities to continue working in safe conditions and to pass on this equipment in turn to the people who need it most. This chain of solidarity reinforces the commitment we made at the very start of the health crisis to help people in need, especially children.”
The shipment, which came from China, was delivered on Wednesday to the Parc des Princes where it will be stored. The equipment received will be distributed to several associations who work every day to limit the impact the crisis has on vulnerable people. Over the next few days, these important charities supported by the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation will take delivery of these face masks and protective glasses:
· Action Contre la Faim with whom Paris Saint-Germain work very closely: 80,000 face masks and 10,000 pairs of protective glasses will protect the charity’s volunteers in order to ensure the continuity of their different missions.
· Emmaüs Solidarité: 10,000 face masks will be distributed to their social workers and people they help each day.
· The CNAPE, a national federation of charities that help disadvantaged children, adolescents and young adults: 10,000 face masks will be shared between the various drop-in centres in France to protect children and workers. It is the first time that the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation is getting involved with the CNAPE, whose actions focus on protecting vulnerable children and young people, respecting their rights, their wellbeing and helping them to become independent.
· Fédération Française Handisport: 10,000 face masks will help make it safer for the federation’s registered members to start exercising again, which will improve their health and wellbeing.
· Secours populaire français: 10,000 face masks will be handed out to the volunteers who take care of food distribution.
· The Collectif Ultras Paris, the Paris Saint-Germain supporters’ group: 10,000 face masks will be distributed during their food drives and to EHPADS (retirement homes), social care institutions, and hostels in Greater Paris.
· Instituts Médicaux Educatifs: 10,000 face masks will go to the various medico-educational institutes that the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation works with all year long, running sport and educational programmes for young people with disabilities.
· Fondation des Femmes: 5,000 face masks will help protect their operational teams as well as women and children staying in the accommodation provided by the charity since the start of the crisis.
· Paris Saint-Germain Foundation: 5,000 face masks will be distributed to other charities, such as l’Assiette Migrante which distributes food to refugees and homeless people.