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Travessia Project - SBPRJ (component society in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

During the COVID-19 pandemic, hunger came to many people's homes. With the necessary closure of school units, students in the municipal education network in Rio de Janeiro lost their main source of food. This particular initiative of TRAVESSIA PROJECT was born from the report of the teachers with whom we currently work. Our goal was to collect 300 food parcels for their students' families. Due to everyone's generous contribution, we were able to more than double our initial goal and collect 700 food parcels, which were distributed to families in Jacarezinho, Lins, Campo Grande and Jacarepaguá. This result was only possible thanks to the bond of trust established over the nearly 20 years that TRAVESSIA PROJECT works with vulnerable populations in Rio de Janeiro. We have learned over this time that care cannot be punctual, but needs continuity to be effective. In COVID-19 times, we continued with Travessia's work with the teachers, maintaining and expanding our network through weekly online chatting circles. It is in this virtual space that we remain present in the face of the rupture caused by the pandemic. Even isolated, we remain connected. We did a great action together. The next step will be to expand this chain. It will be a challenge, but we believe that if each of us gets 5 more friends to contribute to our campaign, we will continue to make a difference in the lives of these families. The donation can be made to the Brazilian Psychoanalytical Society of Rio de Janeiro (RIO2): Banco Itaú, branch 0311, account 38725-2, CNPJ 33.599.390 / 0001-17 In order to identify the donation and direct it to this specific project, please add 50 cents to the total amount. We thank for the teachers and their children's families. We thank you for staying with us along the way.  
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