More than 2 million people live in Spain alone. 360,000 of them do so in nursing homes and Your loved ones will not visit you this Christmas. Many others of advanced age live alone and cannot receive visits from their relatives or travel to spend the Christmas holidays with them due to the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The initiative was launched by the NGO “Adopt a grandfather”
Many of them are not treated with new technology or do not know how to make video calls with an app. For this reason, the campaign “A letter to grandfather” was started, which was organized by the NGO Adopta un abuelo, founded in 2016 and has set up a system for sending letters so that many elderly people who spend Christmas alone receive the words the affection of other people.
It only takes a few minutes to send a few words of encouragement to an elderly person who will be spending this vacation alone. All you need to do is access that address and write some kind of email to an elderly person. It is sufficient to give your first and last name and give our email address. From there we have to write the letter that we would like to send to this “adopted grandfather” for Christmas. You can also make a financial donation if you wish.
The head of the NGO They will print the letter and they will send it to one of the nursing homes that are spread across the state. This is the campaign they launched for the Christmas season, but the organization has been working since the beginning of the pandemic to reach older people by phone to avoid their feeling of loneliness as it is impossible to take any action with them in person. what they did before Covid-19.
Just as you can spend time online making your own Christmas cards or organizing a video call with Santa to keep the little ones entertained, you can also invest a few minutes in this solidarity initiative and leave some words of encouragement and comfort to the older ones unfortunately they have to spend this Christmas alone. At the time of this writing 133,000 letters have already been sent.