"Construir Sorrisos" is a campaign to raise funds for the construction of a bathroom for an elderly person, which we accompany, in the Social Inclusion regime (referenced by the GNR), in the municipality of Trancoso.
We appeal to your heart and help.
Because we accompany a 70-year-old user, in the municipality of Trancoso, who in the 21st century, in addition to being alone and isolated, does not have the minimum conditions to age with dignity.
It resorts to the ancestral methods of potty and bush. They are your bathroom.
With the approach of another winter, traditionally harsh in these parts, we are gathering material and manpower, so that gestures as simple as flushing a toilet, doing personal hygiene, brushing teeth or taking a hot bath, become part of your routine. Make sure that the only door you have to open is the one in the bathroom and not the one on the street.
A more dignified old age is built.
And you can be part of this work.
Help us make this dream a reality.
Alone we go faster, but together we go further.
For his today and, if we are lucky enough to grow old… for our tomorrow.
About the author
Rugas de Sorrisos - Associação de Apoio Social, which currently already has IPSS statutes, was formalized in October 2017 and has been promoting in the region of Guarda a pioneering service of proximity and support to the elderly and their caregivers, allowing to postpone or even avoid its institutionalization.
Our project arises in a context of great needs at this level, which place the district of Guarda in 2nd place, nationally, with more elderly people alone and isolated. These data, from the Senior Census, have worsened considerably in recent times, with more than 5,000 elderly people in a situation of vulnerability, which made us bet on expanding our responses.
For this purpose, we already have the support of the public initiative Portugal Inovação Social, which recognizes the relevance of our work and finances, since 2020 and for three years, its expansion, with investors, partners and the GNR , which helps us to identify more vulnerable, thanks to a cooperation protocol signed during the previous year.
Through a multidisciplinary team, we support with our services - company at home, follow-up to consultations, purchases, treatments, services, family visits, individual and group activities of cognitive and sensorial stimulation, health care and well-being that can be such as help with bathing, physiotherapy treatments, massages, nursing care or holistic therapies and walks - 43 elderly people in the register of social inclusion between the municipalities of Guarda, Trancoso and Mêda , and soon we will also be in Pinhel and in Sabugal
We believe to be the perfect accomplice in the day-to-day life of this age group, to whom we offer attention and emotions, in a simple, creative and competent way, adapting to their needs and tastes.
But to support this gentleman we also need your help!
Help us achieve this goal and offer you more comfort and quality of life this coming winter!
Build this work with us! Be the difference we need! Thanks!
Budget and due dates
Total budget for the construction of the bathroom: 5,083.00 € VAT INCLUDED
Works to be carried out: Foundations for laying 0.15 cm blocks; Preparation and execution of slab for roof laying; Tile laying with all the necessary accessories; Interior and exterior plasters; Screed application; Laying of mosaics and tiles; Placement of an aluminum door and window; A septic tank; Exterior and interior painting;
Application and installation of a water pump; Application and installation of a pressure kit; Installation of water and sewage for a bathroom; Water pump supply; Water pump piping; Electric cylinder; Labor.
NOTE: The donated material will be deducted from the total amount presented here. If the money raised exceeds the amount needed for the bathroom, we will make improvements to your kitchen.
Work on the bathroom will begin during the crowdfunding campaign. The start is scheduled for November 2nd.
Campaign SCHEDULE: October 14th to December 13th.