The sum of over €6,000 has been collected and donated to Inspire by Helping Hands Issue no 71. The money was collected during the months of November and December last year during which the family magazine was sold throughout Malta and Gozo.
This was the fifth time that Helping Hands has worked together with Inspire, which provides a holistic range of services and programmes to children and adults with a disability.
“The magazine is a great tool, not only because it generates much needed funds for the foundation, but also because it is an opportunity for us to explain what we do, and how we help children and adults with disabilities to reach their full potential,” explained Inspire’s CEO Antonello Gauci. “Inspire believes that everyone has a right to equality and inclusion. Our mission is to try to help everyone with a disability achieve this. We do this by providing individuals and their families with educational, therapeutic and leisure services. We also advocate for inclusion, educate the general public, raise awareness among peers, and hold the best knowledge base on disability on the island.”
Over the past eleven years, thanks to generous people who buy the magazine, Helping Hands has collected more than a million Euro, which went to different charities and non-governmental organisations like Inspire. “The magazine includes pages full of articles about the charity being fundraised for, as well as entertaining games, recipes, and competitions,” explained Reuben Vella from Helping Hands. “I would like to take this opportunity to remind the public that our sales representatives always have authorization tags on display. This ensures transparency, which is of utmost importance. Buyers of the magazine can also verify that the collected money goes to the promised charities by looking at the back page of each issue.”
The current issue (no 72) is now being sold in aid of Dar Il-Kaptan – Foundation for respite services.