In Switzerland it is important that the support we fund is subsidiary – complementary – to the support provided by the state. We are in close contact with several organizations to provide immediate help, in particular with Caritas Switzerland and its regional branches, the Swiss Red Cross and its cantonal associations, the regional branches of the Schweizerisches Arbeiterhilfswerk SAH and Pro Senectute. We are also looking at the possibility of supporting organizations providing food aid. We plan to work with further aid organizations in Switzerland in a second phase.
We would like to fund projects in three areas: health, economy, emergency social support –
- Help for people affected by the coronavirus: home deliveries, taxi service, meals on wheels, care services etc.
- Support for people suffering financially (and who will not receive money from either the federal or cantonal government)
- Food aid
- Initiatives that foster solidarity in society.