Iga Swiatek on donating $50k: Organizations will use money to hire psychotherapists

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Iga Swiatek on donating $50k: Organizations will use money to hire psychotherapists

World No. 10 Iga Swiatek has decided to which two non-profit health organizations she will distribute a total of $50,000. On the World Mental Health Day, Swiatek promised to donate her Indian Wells Masters third round prize money.

"It’s the first time I commit a bigger amount of money to support a purpose that is relevant to me," Swiatek said in an Instagram post. "My decision was spontaneous. World Mental Health Day, my win that day, Daria’s birthday, the fact that exactly one year ago I won a Grand Slam - impacted my decision.

"I asked you for help in choosing a non-profit organization providing mental health support. 50k $ is a big amount of money in Polish reality, so, as a team, we decided to support two foundations with my prize money for the 3rd round in @bnpparibasopen (so 25k $ for each).

Our aims are not only to provide them financial support, but to appreciate their work in terms of education and raising awareness in the field of mental health, especially among children and teenagers. I’m publishing this post having in mind that it can raise awareness, as well."

Swiatek hopes her donation will help someone change their life

"Both foundations - @fundacjaslonienabalkonie and @dajemydzieciomsile - will use this money to hire new psychotherapists to work with children and teenagers who struggle with depression, anxiety, violence and suicidal thoughts.

Never in those foundations' history has the demand for therapy been so high as it is now, mainly because of the pandemic," Swiatek added. "Thank you for your invaluable contribution to this choice. I hope that we will help together more than once in the future.

If you would like to contribute even more to this help, you can make a small donation to a foundation or share an educational post from its channels on your social media. Together we can make a great impact."