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It is Good to be Good: Christmas Charity Donations Flood In

MTI-Hungary Today 2022.12.20.

This year, public media is helping the National Association of the Hungarian Blind and Visually Impaired (MVGYOSZ); thanks to their cooperation, more than 180 million forints (EUR 446,000) were raised up until the closing of the all-day program on Sunday evening.

Sándor Nagy, President of the National Association of the Hungarian Blind and Visually Impaired, said in the program: it was an uplifting feeling to see people supporting the cause, supporting the Good to be Good (Jónak lenni jó) program and the visually impaired. Among the best moments of the campaign, he highlighted the work of

former national football player Ádám Szalai Goodwill Ambassador, who personally supported the Sunday fundraising and donated his autographed national team jersey to the auction.

Speaking about the 86-time national team athlete, Nagy said it was great to see how he tried to understand their situation, to experience what it is like to live with a severe visual impairment.

“The greatest human virtue is to support and help others.” Photo: Facebook Szalai Ádám

Nagy said: “According to the census data, there are 82,000 severely visually impaired people in Hungary who can use their services, which they would like to improve their quality of life, help them with transport, education,  and making their lives easier by operating various assistive devices and developing applications.

The donations and the proceeds from the auction will be used to provide textbooks, train guide dogs, develop an audio and Braille library, and buy tools to help people in their daily lives.”
Beatrix Siklósi, Channel Director of Kossuth Radio, project leader of the “Good to be Good!” campaign, said that

visually impaired people have a perseverance and determination that can serve as an example for their peers.

She said that many donations had been received, with many supporters from abroad. She stressed that people who were otherwise not wealthy gave even from the little they had.

The Hungarian Air Force was among the supporters of the charity initiative.

You can still support the work of MVGYOSZ by donating 500 HUF (EUR 1.2) by calling 13600 and entering number 96, or by sending a text message to the 13600 number. You can also still buy donations that have not been sold out yet. Items still available for purchase can be viewed at www.mediaklikk.hu/jonaklennijo.

Featured Photo: Hirado.hu

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