According to the Balearic branch of the European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN), almost 25% of the Islands’ population, around 276,000 people, is at risk of social exclusion and that 87,000 people, 7.8% of the Balearic population, survive on just 355 euros per month.
Yachting Gives Back will work with several local charities, including Shambhala Fundación which works with vulnerable young people, and Associació Tardor and Mallorca Sense Fam (Mallorca Without Hunger) who also deliver foodstuffs to those in need. There are many more organisations involved and the more we raise the more of them we can support.
During the first Yachting Gives Back food-raising campaign for those in need in Mallorca we collected over 650kg of foodstuffs and personal hygiene products. All of this has now been distributed to the registered charities we support namely, Fundación Shambhala, Associació Tardor, Mallorca Sense Fam and JoyRon Foundation.
We want to thank all those yachts and service companies who donated so generously and especially those at the top of our “leader board”:
S.Y. Juliet for donating an incredible 8 boxes
Cristina Ortiz and Pendennis Palma for 5 boxes
Captain James Puckle and the crew of SY Mikado for 4 boxes
Lynn, Tane and the rest of the crew of MY Tatasu for 4 boxes
We have also been given many other items (towels, pillows, clothing, galley equipment etc.) which have been extremely useful either directly for the charities themselves or to be exchanged for food.
Our second campaign will start in September as many of the yachts said that they would have an “end of season clear out” and then we will complete our first year with a December campaign because, let’s face it, most of us have far more stuff than we really need at Christmas!
We will deliver empty boxes anywhere and collect them from you when they are ready. Or you can collect them from the Pinmar Supply shops in Cami Escollera or inside STP.
Please take a cardboard box (or boxes!) from our Pinmar Supply outlets, including our delivery vans, and fill them with foodstuffs, hygiene products and other useful items. We will also deliver boxes to local businesses. The boxes will carry a list of suitable suggested items. When they’re full, Nick Entwisle and his team will be happy to collect them.
Clients of Yacht catering and provisioning company Delicioso can simply add a contribution to their orders either as a percentage of the order or choose from Delicioso’s list of recommended items . Delicioso will then deliver your donation directly to Yachting Gives Back with 20% more food given by Delicioso themselves.