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Masks, gifts, hydroalcoholic gels for the poor and 1,130 euros for the Food Bank.
Success of the Tantaka Christmas campaign Tecnun, in which the families of the students, students, teachers and researchers of the San Sebastian campus participated
21 | 12 | 2020
This Tuesday ended the Christmas campaign of Tantaka Tecnun in which the families of students, students and teachers and researchers of the San Sebastian campus have participated. The tree at the entrance of Ibaeta was filled with almost 100 gifts that the university community brought for children from families with few resources and the homeless of the city. Specifically, 28 packages of hats for the cold, personal hygiene products, towels and socks were collected for Caritas, and 66 toys were purchased and will be distributed these days to needy families through the Red Cross Youth .
More than twenty of these toys were brought personally by students or campus professionals, the rest were purchased at the AFEDE toy store, thanks to the 875 euros raised in this campaign.
"Behind every gift there are stories and illusion", as Katyna Sada, a student of the Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering, points out. Other Master's students commented: "At the red ball we saw that Eneko, a 14-year-old boy, was asking for a skateboard, and among the Master's students we made a pot to buy him one.
In addition, thanks to the generosity of the students' families, who have donated 1,460 euros to Caritas, Tantaka has purchased 6,750 masks (3,750 units for adults and 3,000 for children), as well as 75 bottles of hydroalcoholic gel. Mabel Cenizo, Caritas Gipuzkoa volunteer coordinator, explains "how important it is for everyone to have a daily mask within their reach, firstly for health reasons, and then because it is important not to stigmatize those who do not wear one, in many cases, due to lack of means".
1,130 euros raised for the Food Bank
On the other hand, students Álvaro Ruiz Lucendo and Silvia García-Balibrea delivered a check worth 1,130 euros to the Food Bank at its headquarters in Oiartzun. In addition, having recently taken a subject on logistics, they suggested to those responsible for the Food Bank the possibility of initiating a project to improve some warehouse processes.