Fundación Tomillo works with vulnerable children, youth and families, to provide them with the necessary tools to allow them to take responsibility for their lives and facilitate their social integration. At Tomillo they are convinced that educational equity is one of the fundamental levers for the reduction of poverty and social inequality. The Tomillo Emergency Fund was set up during the Economic crisis which started in 2008. They realised that many beneficiaries of their education, training and employment programmes were having an increasingly difficult time continuing with their programmes because they couldn’t afford school supplies, books, public transport passes, etc. The focus of the Emergency Fund has shifted during the current State of Emergency to focusing on ensuring children and young adults have the means available to continue their studdies and/or training and providing financial support to families to ensure they are able to buy basic food and hygiene products. Tomillo has been providing students with laptops and internet access and providing monthly food vouchers of €100 to families in extreme need.
Support provided by the Scheinberg Relief Fund is providing monthly supermarket vouchers to over 450 families who are affected by the economic impact of COVID-19.