#SidnetDonations: Łukasz for the Mozilla Foundation and the St. Brother Albert’s Aid Society

The nationwide quarantine has not reduced Sidnet’s effectiveness in any way. After all, we have been honing our remote working skills for the last 15 years. Apart from our office being empty, all meetings taking place online and the creation of a separate channel named “Coronavirus” for our company chat, our lives have not changed much.

Today, as on every 15th of the month, we will be donating money to selected open-source and charity projects. This time the choices are being made by Łukasz Leszczyński, our Perl and JavaScript programmer, who lives and works in Rzeszów.

Mozilla Foundation

The Mozilla Foundation is a non-profit organization that strives for an open, “healthy” and accessible Internet. They are also the publisher of the annual Internet Health Report, as well as such well-known open-source solutions as the Firefox browser and the Thunderbird email program.

“The very thought of spreading ideas and taking concrete actions to help build a better Internet is very close to my heart. Sharing knowledge, critical thinking, social utility and respect for privacy are all inseparable parts of the Mozilla Foundation’s DNA,” says our developer.

These values are evident in the Foundation’s most recent publications concerning the challenges faced by creators and other Internet users during the coronavirus pandemic.

Examples?

St. Brother Albert’s Aid Society

The first Polish NGO with the goal of helping the poor and the homeless. It has been operating for nearly 40 years, and currently provides housing for 3,500 people in need. The society runs dozens of homeless shelters, club rooms, kitchens, and free bathhouses.

“I think it is very important to reach out to people who need help. This holds especially true in times when indifference to the problems and the suffering of others – the elderly, people who are lonely or who find themselves in a difficult life situation – is practically commonplace,” says Łukasz to further explain his choice.

The society accepts not only financial help, but also donations of food, clothing, footwear, medicine, cleaning products and other items that may help the people under its care.