In line with its constant commitment to the country, the Luksic family, through the Luksic Foundation, unhesitatingly joined “Vamos Chilenos”, convinced that this is the time for Chileans to work together to lift Chile out of this crisis.
“We want to be present and go to the aid of our seniors, those who have given us their entire lives, and who have been perhaps the hardest hit by this pandemic. That is why the Luksic Foundation has decided to support the “Vamos Chilenos” cause with a contribution of $300 million,” said Paola Luksic Fontbona in a letter sent to Mario Kreutzberger.
The “Vamos Chilenos” campaign will benefit, in a first stage, around 50,000 adults over 80 years of age from the most vulnerable sectors of the country. The money raised will be used for 24 months to finance a program of friendly connectivity for the elderly and the delivery of kits of supplies and food specially selected for them.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Luksic Foundation has been working to respond to the needs as they have arisen. In March it committed to deliver 1 million KN95 masks and 2 million nitrile gloves for health workers. These supplies were distributed in all the regions of Chile, according to the decisions taken by the Medical Association. In addition to this contribution to the health area, a donation was made to the Hospital Clínico de la Universidad de Chile, JJ Aguirre, which allowed it to expand its ICU in 12 days.
In May, when the consequences of the humanitarian crisis began to be seen, the foundation began to manage the delivery of 50 thousand boxes of food in different communes of the country. In addition to this, the foundation has worked in humanitarian matters in alliance with other organizations such as Desafío Levantemos Chile, Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes and the campaign “Elige tu causa y muévete” (Choose your cause and move) of Movidos x Chile.
As the crisis has hit the country’s entrepreneurs hard, the Luksic Foundation has increased its efforts in this area through concrete support to entrepreneurs throughout Chile and through the reformulation of the Impulso Chileno contest, which will be launched soon.