“Here you have a chilled one, put it in the fridge right away.” A purchase for two thousand crowns has just landed on the kitchen table of Přelouč senior Václava Šmídová. The list of things is rich, in addition to packaged minced meat, chicken breasts and sausages, there are also grapes, pasta, bananas, vegetables, but also washing powder, jars and other goods. “It can’t even be described to someone who hasn’t experienced what it’s like to have no money,” the senior woman is moved by her wealth.
Santa’s grandchildren help the elderly in need. They joined forces with the foundation fund and are buying food for two hundred lonely pensioners
The widow lives in a block of flats in apartment 2 plus 1. Most of her pension goes to paying rent and utilities. According to her own words, she only has two thousand crowns left for food per month.
Now he can diversify his menu with things he doesn’t normally buy at the grocery store. “When you come to the store, you stand there and count – can I have another one of these? Expensive food, expensive things… When I come to the butcher and see the prices, I buy one slice and leave,” explains the senior woman.
Screenwriter, director and journalist Silvie Dymáková recently came up with the idea of bringing food to lonely seniors. She founded the Příběhy Foundation, and with the help of Jesus’ grandchildren, they bring joy to seniors over 70 years old.
“Since the beginning, we have relied on the fact that we buy fresh food with money from donors, and this is where we get to support Santa’s grandchildren. The Czech Radio Foundation gave us a wonderful gift, thanks to which we can buy food for two hundred seniors in 2023,” says Dymáková.
Martin Konečný is the link between the Příběhy Foundation and senior Václava. As a cameraman, he recently completed his social education and delivers food to senior citizens across the country.
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“For me, it’s heartwarming to see their eyes light up and it makes them happy. You can talk to them, pet them, it’s amazing,” says Martin, and Mrs. Václava adds: “It is. For me, it’s help for a month,” says Konečný.
The Příběhy Foundation seeks recipients of aid in various ways. He finds contacts from acquaintances, social workers, officials and mayors or even on social networks.
Here in Přelouč, however, it worked the other way around, confirmed Hana Kutílková from the Department of Social Affairs of the city of Přelouč. “I looked up the foundation on the Internet. The amazing thing was that I wrote an email and Ms. Dymáková immediately contacted me because my client’s story appealed to her and she recognized that it was necessary to help.” The clerk Hana Kutílková also helps with every food delivery. He knows the addresses, the recipients and their stories.
Ondřej Wolf, mga
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