Nonprofit Children’s Hospital Now Accepts Crypto Donations Via Giveth and Alibre
The Fundación Castro Limón in Tijuana, Mexico is an incredible nonprofit. Founded in 2003, Castro Limón’s first major action was to orchestrate the construction of a children’s hospital, the Pediatric Oncology Center Hospital of Baja California. Since the facility’s doors opened in 2007, it’s provided free, quality care to cancer patients between the ages of 0 and 18 from low-income families.
We’re proud to announce that, through a partnership with Alibre.io, Giveth has developed a service that will allow Castro Limón to receive donations in cryptocurrency for the first time in the organization’s history!
This development also comes just in time for MakerDAO’s ‘Pi Dai’ initiative on March 14th, a.k.a. Pi Day. Crypto holders are encouraged to donate $3.14 (or $31.41, or $314.15, etc.,) worth of DAI and other ERC20 tokens to participating nonprofits. To donate to Castro Limón, Giveth, or GraceAID with Pi Dai, read more on MakerDAO’s initiative right here or just donate NOW! Donations up to $314.15 will be matched by MakerDAO!
Giveth is thrilled to be a part of this collaboration. Some of our members recently got the opportunity to sit down with Castro Limón’s executive director, and quite frankly we’re blown away by the work they do.
On top of cutting edge medical treatments, the hospital also offers supportive psychotherapy sessions as well as nutritional therapy, toy room therapy and a range of alternative therapies. Together, these offerings contribute to a more holistic healing environment.
What’s even more remarkable: in the hospital’s 12-year history, they’ve never once charged a patient. The costs of hospitalization, treatments, surgeries, lab tests, and the various therapies, not to mention the salaries of staff and specialists, are all covered by generous donations. Hopefully, by opening up to the crypto community, Castro Limón will see an increase in these donations.
For the time being, the Fundación is not interested in holding crypto, and thanks to Alibre.io’s last mile solution, they can painlessly convert all their ETH, DAI, xDAI, and BTC to pesos. In other words, if it weren’t for Alibre.io’s valuable work on the problem of easy crypto-to-fiat conversion, Castro Limón would not be able to receive cryptocurrency donations right now.
The service that Giveth and Alibre.io have developed for Castro Limón is a pilot project, and it will eventually grow into a service that any organization in Mexico can use, be it a registered nonprofit or an informal community. For the time being, though, we’re just happy to support the important work that the folks at Castro Limón are doing; we can’t think of any organization we’d rather be involved with!
So thank you to Castro Limón, thank you to Alibre.io, and thank YOU for considering making a small donation to this wonderful nonprofit!
Until next time,
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To learn more about the Castro Limón Foundation, visit their site
To learn more about the Pediatric Oncology Center Hospital of Baja California, visit their site
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