Met for Charity
Over the past two years, thanks to the services of the host country, training and employment and to raise public awareness, we have helped 61 women. For the year 2012, thanks to the help of public and private institutions, we have already funded 78% of the cost of services.
Met funds "I Bambini delle Fate". The non profit foundation has social and humanitarian purposes to childhood disability and research. The commercial setting of the Foundation will allow a better and more effective marriage between Italian companies and projects to support children with disabilities as well as the funding of scientific research on various childhood disorders, and specifically on autism.
Met has contributed, in collaboration with the municipality of Camisano Vicentino (VI) to the project for the construction of an electrical Nu Apu'a school in Paraguay.
The idea was born from the desire of the "Più di un sogno" Non-profit Foundation's desire to complete their rehabilitation work with young people with intellectual disabilities by offering them job opportunities where they actually support the Foundation's work. The commercial activity is supported and managed by the "Vale Un Sogno" social cooperative, which employs young people with learning difficulties helped by other ‘disadvantaged' people, from volunteers to project professionals, also finding them employment with partner companies.
The promoterThe "Più di un sogno" Non-profit Foundation for intellectual disability promotes and organises activity aimed at improving the quality of life and position in society of people with intellectual disabilities, encourages and supports voluntary initiatives and organises charity events. It also offers advice to schools and other social educational agencies, performing an active role in the organisation of research, study and further exploration of themes inherent to intellectual disability. www.piudiunsogno.org
The expected resultsGuarantee entry into the working world for people with intellectual disabilities and help them to become the driving force of solidarity for the development of the resources necessary to help people less fortunate than them or otherwise disadvantaged; Create employment for the young people in a stimulating environment that allows them both to learn and maintain the skills they acquire; Demonstrate to the profit sector that disabled and/or disadvantaged people have useful abilities that can be employed in unsupervised positions. Last but not least, VALEMOUR's goal is to create a point of contact between the profit and non-profit sectors using the language and tools typically used in the profit world, but with deep roots in equality and solidarity.
VALEMOUR is an Ethical Fashion brand created with the objective of creating job opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. It aims to guarantee those who choose to support it the right balance of creativity, quality and price.
VALEMOUR's roots stem from the word value: the value of people, the value of time, the value of projects and ideas. Value that you can choose. VALEMOUR was born from a dream in which the charm of glamour, love for the ideas and projects that we pursue and our values all come together. A dream in which the worlds of profit and non-profit interact on crimson and blue scales. Through an innovative online shopping project, structured to ensure business that is respectful of the working hours of young people with intellectual disabilities, you will have the opportunity to buy limited edition items of clothing, accessories, design items and food and wine products.
The products, made by young people with intellectual disabilities with the help of volunteers and project and sector professionals, are on sale at reasonable prices thanks to marks such as Met, and many others who have enthusiastically joined the project providing limited edition products and supporting the customisation of their garments with the VALEMOUR brand. From the union of important brands and the "Più di un sogno" Non-profit Foundation comes VALEMOUR, the brand that gives value to your choices.http://valemour.it/
SAVE GUINEA is the international charity project run by the Spirit in Dance Non-profit Association, the Franciscan Missionary Centre, Radio Company and Radio 80 as well as the Padova CROCE VERDE.
It was started in 2010 to raise funds for two off-terrain vehicles fitted out as ambulances, two off-road vehicles for missions, a 4x4 site truck and a small coach for the school service to be donated to the Franciscan brothers' missions in Guinea Bissau.
These were requested by the missionaries themselves and in particular by the founding monk and honorary president of the Spirit in Dance Non-profit Association, Brother Michael Daniels. Funds also went towards expansion of the Cumura hospital, with the construction of five new wings, the first two of which will be the X-ray and CAT scan room and the analysis room. The Croce Verde and respective volunteers will be the first point of support both in practical and organisational terms.
After several fundraising initiatives by the Spirit in Dance Non-profit Association, the Padova Croce Verde and Abbraccio Company, the international Save Guinea humanitarian cooperation delegation left from Palazzo Moroni in Padova on Tuesday the 15th of February 2011: destination Guinea Bissau. The delegation was composed of 16 travellers, with the six vehicles that the project had raised the money for.
The six vehicles set off after an official ceremony at the square of Palazzo Moroni in the generous presence of the Vice Mayor of Padova Ivo Rossi, the Councillor for Commerce for Padova Marta Dalla Vecchia, the President of the Province of Padova Barbara Degani, the Police Commissioner of Padova Luigi Mario Francesco Savina, the First Officer of the State Police Alessandro Oliva and the Episcopal Vicar of the City of Padova Don Valentino Squotti who blessed the travellers and vehicles. They were headed for the Franciscan mission in Guinea Bissau with 12 days of travel through Morocco, the Spanish Sahara, Mauritania and Senegal.
On the 26th of February 2011 the six vehicles arrived at their destination, after no small number of adventures and problems which are well-documented on the Online Blog of traveller-journalist Renato Malaman.
They were welcomed by Brother Michael and his brothers and lots of children and young people from the area who rushed to celebrate the efforts of the 16 travellers on the road, and of the six volunteers who reached the missions by plane in order to share in the visit and to see for themselves what they had been working for. The days that followed were filled with visits to the Franciscan missions and delivery of the donations with which the six vehicles were packed.
On the 2nd of March 2011 after celebrations with the brothers and the population of the Cumura mission, the 22 travellers officially donated the six vehicles to the brothers, with joy in their hearts at finally seeing the project and the emotion of all the brothers, in particular the Superior Father Ernesto for whom the vehicles are truly important in order to continue improving their service in Guinea Bissau.