1. New cooperation, support, sponsorship and agreements
- On January 14, 2014, CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER had a meeting with Carolina Cassiano, Mercedes-Benz do Brasil’s head of the environmental area, to discuss the possibility of cooperation between Mercedes-Benz do Brasil and CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER. The proposal discussed was centered on the funding of a School Gardens Project in the city of São Bernardo do Campo and the holding of an event on Tree Day in the factory‘s premises.
- With the financial support of Rotary Club Vila Antonieta, CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER has been growing a garden inside Mater Dei Institute for a year now. This month, Rotary Vila Antonieta extended the CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER contract for another six months, thus allowing the work to continue. Given the partnership’s good results, Rotary is studying a proposal submitted by CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER to finance another garden in an institution located in Guaianases, in the city of São Paulo.
2. Visits to the project in January 2014
There were no visitors to the School Gardens Project in January 2014 on account of school vacations.
3. Media coverage on the School Gardens Project
A story was shot by TVT (TV dos Trabalhadores), which focused on both the School Gardens and the Community Gardens Projects.
4. Major donations in cash
There were no cash donations in January 2014. Activities were paid with non-earmarked funds.
5. For next month we need resources in cash amounting to
- U$ 460 – purchase of plastic film for covering the greenhouse built in Ruth Cabral School
- U$ 625 – purchase of a variety of seeds and seedlings. After summer vacations, all schools are resuming their activities with the students, including planting in the gardens.
- U$ 170 – purchase of fuel for transportation to site
- U$ 1,050 – purchase of plant protection nets to preserve the plots from excessive sun and severe rain
6. Donations of materials needed for next month
- U$ 3,125 – 1 farm tractor small enough to get through the schools’ narrow gates. This tractor is diesel-fueled, operated manually, and can be easily loaded onto CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER’S truck and transported from one school to another.
- U$ 625 – 10 large, flexible hoses, each measuring 100 meters long, to be used by public school students to irrigate their vegetable patches