For the elderly, it has all kinds of actions – from a project that cleans and disinfects nursing homes, to a video with poems read by teenagers.

1. Homemade food. A resident of Santa Cecília, the musician, composer and teacher Cacá Machado saw the situation of the people living on the streets get worse. On a Saturday night, he and his girlfriend, designer Amanda Dafoe, started cooking, already thinking about Sunday lunch. “We managed to make 75 lunch boxes, with rice, beans, pumpkin and paçoquinha, and we went around distributing”, tells Cacá to state. A few minutes and a block later, meals were over. “We saw how urgent and strong it was.” Today the Collective Pan it relies on the work (and cuisine) of nine volunteer families, as well as recipes from chefs like Mara Salles and Bel Coelho. And it even won a fixed delivery point: a parking lot in Barra Funda. In the last action, 300 meals were donated, in addition to water and fabric masks (learn how to help @panelacoletiva).

2. In the workshop. The Technology and Arts spaces of the São Paulo Sesc were adapted for the manufacture of face shields, which will be donated to public hospitals and non-profit entities. The models, chosen from prototypes developed by independent collectives, use biodegradable plastic and are made by educators from each unit. The goal is to produce up to 500 units per week.

3. Class together. Students from 11 to 14 years old at Escola Santi, located in the Paraíso neighborhood, took part in an action to bring poetry and shelter to a nursing home in São Paulo. For that, they recited their favorite poems, by authors like Carlos Drummond de Andrade and Cora Coralina, and the recordings generated a video that was sent to the Casa de Repouso Morada Primavera.

4. Extra strength. During the next three months, 90 tonnes of LPG – the so-called cooking gas – will be donated by Braskem to two São Paulo field hospitals, set up at Anhembi and the Ginásio do Ibirapuera. The fuel will be used to prepare more than 3 thousand daily meals for patients and professionals.

5. Collective affection. A residential condominium located in Barra Funda decided to encourage small gestures of kindness and recognition to employees who work in the building during the pandemic. In a statement to residents, the administration suggests “showing affection for those who are far from their own family to take care of their own”. As? With a bottle of coffee or tea, a cake, cookies … The owner just needs to call a certain extension and the gift is picked up at their door.

6. Free designs. The architect José Ricardo Basiches decided to use his days of isolation to do what he likes most – to draw – and to help those who are most vulnerable during the crisis. From the donation of a stock of white T-shirts, he started to create drawings by hand and sell the pieces through Instagram (@basiches). “My daughters have participated, because the scheme is super homemade,” he says. With a minimum contribution of R $ 59, the amount collected is all reverted to the purchase of basic baskets, distributed by the Juntos Somos Um project.

7. Another focus. Among the various companies that have adapted their factories to produce personal protective equipment (PPE), the automaker Ford has just delivered the first batch of face shields made of acetate. Manufactured at its Camaçari plant, in Bahia, it consists of 35 thousand masks, which were donated to the State Health Secretariat of Bahia and also to local agencies in the cities of Salvador, Dias D’Ávila and Camaçari itself.

8. Protected. With the support of a network of volunteers, the project Aprons of Good, from Senac São Paulo, this week began the production of protective clothing that will be donated to health professionals and institutions. The goal is to deliver 11,000 pieces from the end of June. Who has a sewing machine at home can also help with the project (learn more by clicking here).

9. Special care. A campaign called Clean Rest is taking teams to clean and disinfect nursing homes, in addition to training employees to properly maintain spaces during the epidemic. The project, which unites non-profit associations and companies such as Jan-Pro and cleaning with zeal, has already covered 15 nursing homes.

10. To see and hear. Conducted by Gil Jardim, the Chamber Orchestra of the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo (Ocam) produced a video that seeks to stimulate feelings such as faith and resistance during the quarantine. Starting from Heitor Villa-Lobos’ O Trenzinho Caipira and songs like Andar com Fé, by Gilberto Gil, he mixes animations and recordings of musicians in their homes.

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