Thanks to extra support to mitigate the effects of COVID-19, the entity increased its expenditure from an initially estimated 28,000 euros to 63,210 euros
Aportem – Puerto Solidario Valencia, of which Boluda Corporación Marítima is a founding partner, is undergoing a particularly intense spell trying to meet the maximum number of requests for help received during the crisis. The pandemic has made the corporate social responsibility (CSR) work carried out by Aportem in the surroundings of the port of Valencia more necessary than ever.
This extra effort was highlighted in the 2020 accounts approved by the Board of Directors in the Annual General Meeting held last week. The initial expenditure budgeted for last year has more than doubled, going from the 28,000 euros initially estimated to the 63,210 finally invested in Corporate Social Responsibility in the surroundings of the port of Valencia.
In fact, Aportem-Puerto Solidario Valencia’s calculations indicate that this investment has entailed support of a much higher value. The final charitable expenditure for 2020 includes the cost of food, school supplies, clothing, footwear and COVID-19-protective products, but does not reflect all the management work, needs analysis, purchases, vans, drivers, petrol, etc. since these were voluntarily undertaken or covered by Aportem’s partners, generating considerable added value.
Hundreds of families
As a result, more requests for support have been met than ever before. In food donation, breakfasts and snacks have been provided to 175 primary school students. The pandemic also prompted Aportem to reach out to local families, distributing food vouchers to more than 200 families, in addition to direct delivery of cleaning kits and food parcels to more than 300 families.
Regarding school supplies, Aportem has fitted out 829 primary school children from five schools in the Maritime District, in addition to 75 nursery school pupils. Clothing and footwear has once again occupied a prominent place in Aportem’s charitable work. Between trainers and sportswear, 934 children have been supported, not counting educational toys, towels, blankets and thermal vests, especially vital during the winter season given the extra ventilation required in classrooms.
Aportem has taken on new challenges above and beyond its normal work in 2020 with the arrival of COVID-19. Schools and associations that Aportem works with have received a constant supply of masks, hand sanitizer, toilet rolls, thermometers and disinfectant. More than 800 children have been able to count on this support in the fight against the virus.
Aportem – Puerto Solidario Valencia is a totally private association, made up of associations, institutions, companies and individuals linked to the Valencian port sector. Its charitable work focuses above all on the districts around the Port of Valencia, with special attention given to protecting the environment and children in need.