Frequent questions

How did #SeamosUno come about?

 

The #SeamosUno project was born in order to raise funds to buy food and cleaning products, which will be distributed to people who need it most.

It arose as an initiative of a group of Argentine religious, social and business people, entities and organizations that believe that together we can help the most vulnerable sectors of society during the urgency derived from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Is this project unique? Or is a second action already planned for all organizations?

#SeamosUno is a unique project that was born as a result of the urgency derived from the COVID-19 pandemic and that seeks to alleviate the food shortages in the City of Buenos Aires and the suburbs during the peak of infections.

In principle, we aim to deliver one million boxes with essential products that will help 4 million people in vulnerable situations.

We estimate that the project will last 8 weeks and at the moment a second stage of action by all organizations is not planned.

About the organizations

What role does each of the participating organizations have?

Each one of the Argentine religious, social and business persons, entities and organizations that we are working on in this project fulfill a specific role in trying to successfully meet the challenge of feeding and caring for 4 million people in the most vulnerable sectors of society. during this emergency derived from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The organizations of the third sector (Caritas, Food Bank, CIAS, Jesuits, Evangelical Churches and Amia) help in the communication of the project, in the collection of funds and in deciding the areas and distribution points of the food boxes.

Business organizations assist in fundraising and in providing administrative staff to process purchases, execute donations, and provide general administrative support to the project.

The companies provide professionals who have designed the processes, execute them, provide reception logistics, assemble boxes and distribute, audit all processes, and finally donate funds for the purchase of food.

What role does the state have?

We work in coordination with the State to find out the needs of people during the emergency derived from the COVID-19 pandemic and which are the most vulnerable sectors of society at this time.

The Province of Buenos Aires and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires provide us with information to define which are the most necessary products that the food and hygiene box must contain.

In turn, in conjunction with third sector organizations (Caritas, Food Bank, CIAS, Jesuits, Evangelical Churches and Amia), the State decides where the boxes will be distributed and provides truck monitoring in cases where necessary. .

What is the role of donor companies in terms of communication of primary and subsequent actions?

Donor companies will not have a role beyond their donation, with the exception of those that also collaborate in the purchasing, logistics, auditing, etc. processes.

About processes and audits

Which are the entities that receive the monetary donations and the chain that will follow the money to its final destination?

All donations are deposited in an account of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), specially opened for the project at the ICBC bank.

Directly from that account we buy food and hygiene products to put together the boxes that we then distribute to the most vulnerable sectors of society during the emergency derived from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who audits the processes of collection, purchase of products, assembly of boxes and delivery of the same?

To ensure the maximum transparency of the project, all our donation, administration, purchasing and logistics operation processes are audited by a team made up of the audit companies Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PWC. And at the end of the project an audit report will be published.

How are the boxes assembled? Who is in charge? How do they control it?

The assembly of boxes and the entire logistics operation is carried out by CEDOL (Chamber of logistics operators) with spaces and staff dedicated exclusively to this project. An inventory of product reception, raw material stock, box assembly process and finished box stock is kept, as well as the routing and dispatch processes to the final delivery point.

Who transports the donated boxes?

The donated boxes are distributed by trucks provided by CEDOL and fellow transportation and logistics chambers.

About processes and audits

Who decides where the boxes are distributed? How are beneficiary families selected? Who is responsible for the selection of families?

The State selects the areas where more help is needed and together with the third sector associations (Caritas, Food Bank, CIAS, Jesuits, Evangelical Churches and Amia), they determine the delivery points.

These points are dining rooms of Caritas and Food Bank, Parishes, Temples and Evangelical Churches of each locality. Then each association is in charge of distributing the boxes in its area of influence.

What do the boxes contain?

For information on the contents of the boxes, visit our Box section .

Where can I pick up a box?

The boxes are distributed jointly with the State, which selects the most affected areas, and the allied associations of the third sector (Caritas, Food Bank, CIAS, Jesuits, Evangelical Churches and Amia), which distribute them at different delivery points.

These points are dining rooms of Caritas and Food Bank, Parishes, Temples and Evangelical Churches of each locality.

Do you send the boxes directly to houses?

No, the boxes are not shipped to your home. Our allied associations of the third sector (Cáritas, Food Bank, CIAS, Jesuits, Evangelical Churches and Amia), are the ones who distribute the boxes at different delivery points such as the dining rooms of Cáritas and the Food Bank, Parishes, Temples and Evangelical churches in each locality. Then each association delivers them to families in their area of influence, following the care and prevention recommendations established by the authorities.

Do you distribute the boxes in the interior of the country?

We would love to, but at the moment our area of action covers the City of Bs. As. And the Buenos Aires suburbs, which are the regions where the greatest number of cases of COVID-19 registered so far are concentrated. We want to deliver there a million boxes with essential products that will help 4 million people in vulnerable situations.

About volunteering

Can I volunteer for the project?

First of all we thank you for your interest and the desire to help. At the moment we do not have a volunteer action within the processes.

Today we are inviting those who can collaborate with the purchase of boxes, and of course, with the dissemination of the project on social networks.

On how to donate

What are the payment methods?

 

You can buy a box by bank transfer or by credit and debit cards.

Can I make a donation from abroad?

 

Yes, you can collaborate by making the donation by PayPal or bank transfer , paying the equivalent amount in dollars.

Is the page safe to make a donation?

Donations are processed through a secure DonarOnline platform in alliance with Mercado Pago. And you can rest assured that the form that contains the page is secure. This means that the information provided travels in encrypted form through the network.

How much do I have to donate?

The suggested minimum donation is $ 1000 because every $ 1000 raised we build a box. And a box is a family that receives essential food and products for a week. But you also have the option to donate 3, 5 or 15 boxes, or choose the amount you want to donate.

Is the donation automatically renewed every month?

No, the donation is a one-time donation, unless you select the "Donate every month" option.

Can I deduct the donation from earnings?

Yes, donations may be deductible by Argentine residents from Income Tax according to current regulations.

Non-residents in Argentina should consult with the tax advisor of their country of residence about their possibility of deduction or not of the donation according to the regulations in force in their country of residence.

Where does my donation go?

All donations are deposited in an account of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), specially opened for the project at the ICBC bank.

Directly from that account we buy food and hygiene products to assemble the boxes that we then distribute to the most vulnerable sectors of society during the emergency derived from the COVID-19 pandemic.

When will you send me proof of my donation?

Donation vouchers will be issued and will be sent by email once the campaign ends.

For any questions send us an email to info@seamosuno.com.ar