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Grundfos Foundation Supports More Than 1000 SOS Children And Childcare Workers

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The Covid-19 quarantine regulations and social distancing has challenged SOS Children’s Villages Philippines among other child-focused organizations in procuring food and basic supplies that the children under its care need. Amidst this pandemic, the Grundfos Foundation responded to the needs of SOS children by donating food, cleaning supplies, and personal protective equipment that will last the eight children’s villages for at least a month.

Commenting on the grant, Kim Nøhr Skibsted, Executive Director, Grundfos Foundation, said “The Covid-19 pandemic is taking a toll on the most vulnerable communities. With our grant, we hope to ease the pressure that SOS Children’s Villages are facing and support the children and childcare workers for at least a month. The Foundation will be working closely with the Grundfos Philippines team and SOS Children’s Villages to distribute these supplies in a timely manner.”  

Jonathan Alexandre Breton, General Manager of Grundfos Philippines along with a few employees and representatives from the respective SOS Children’s Village were involved in the distribution of these provisions and equipment, all while ensuring social distancing guidelines.


Jonathan Alexandre Breton, General Manager of Grundfos Philippines, together with his team visited SOS Children's Village in Manila

Because of the Covid-19 lockdown, we have been struggling to get food and supplies for our children and childcare staff. This donation from Grundfos Foundation is a welcome relief to the shortages we are experiencing and will help us adjust to the new normal,” says, Angeles Guanzon-Lapena, President, SOS Children’s Villages.

The Grundfos Foundation is also funding various initiatives across the world to fight the spread of Covid-19 and help local communities on ground during this pandemic.

 

About the Grundfos Foundation

The Grundfos Foundation (Poul Due Jensen Foundation) is a Danish commercial foundation. Grundfos’ founder, Poul Due Jensen, created the Foundation on 19 May 1975. The main purpose of the Foundation is to ensure and support healthy economic growth and development of the Grundfos Group, but the Foundation also supports philanthropic activities within three main areas: safe Water for the world’s poorest, technical and scientific Research, and labor market Inclusion. Within Water, the Foundation keeps a reserve at hand for urgent disaster response. To learn more, visit pdjf.dk/en