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The Refugee Community of Rio Needs our Support!

Hosted by the Consul of the Rio de Janeiro Changemakers Group
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Took place 2 weeks 6 days ago
Thu 01 Apr 17:00 - 18:00

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Dear ChangeMakers,

We hope all of you are safe and healthy!

A third wave of the Coronavirus reached our country and governments had to implement a new lockdown: it represents “no food” for many families!

Donations decreased substantially during the last months and it is time to get united again and help people in need!

How can we help them?

1. CENTRO DE APOIO AO REFUGIADO – Refugee Center ( Protected content / instagram @centro_refugiados) The Refugee Center in Botafogo assists Protected content of different nationalities who live off the informal economy. What was already difficult for them, became worse with the new lockdown. Our goal is try to donate as many food baskets as we can. You can make you donation directly from MG Comercio de Alimentos Ltda at a cost of R$68.00. Payment will be on April 8 and 9th. Please contact Luciana at Protected content payment information.

2. PROPER MEDICATION DISPOSAL – Do you know that “By disposing of your medicines in the common garbage, in the sink or in the toilet, you will be contributing, even without knowing it, to a serious public health problem?”…and that ”Each kilogram of medicine discarded incorrectly can end up contaminating up to 450,000 liters of water” (Descarte Consciente website). Do you also know there are collecting points spread out around our city? Drogaria Raia has expired drug disposals units in their branches.
So, take your expired medicines to the nearest Droga Raia and do your part to save the planet!