Makers of this initiative are some companies from Lombardia region, which have been funding for three years, on monthly basis the development of projects aiming at bettering life conditions of disabled guys in our areas.
Contacts with companies in order to grant continuity to aid projects
In Middle Ages “different” kids, the “ones who today suffer from pervading interferences to development” were deemed to belong to fairies. And Fairies think about them still today. Perhaps just staging a little bit of entrepreneurial spirit.
“To employ the non-profit organization. The managing system of a modern business company is the challenge featuring “I bambini delle fate” Foundation work.
The news is in the method: in order to get better outcomes, the Foundation uses modern business activity criteria, it counts on people and establishes with its “customers”, a real group of partners, some real contracts granting project funding continuity, such as sport activities, lodging homes for guys, medical care. Because of this “Bambini delle Fate” Foundation” doesn’t ask for donations but offers subscription plans through which Companies are committed to supporting its projects thanks to monthly fees.
Since its creation, the Foundation chose Companies as privileged interlocutors by sensitizing the business world, its moral duties and its opportunity of being interested in social topics without neglecting its commercial targets.
If, in Italy, every single company dedicated a minuscule part of its wealth to social issues, a lot of collective troubles could be bettered or sorted out. However, in order to do so companies have to be in the condition to attend important events, clear and based on forward-looking planning.
There are several ways to do good but only doing business you can offer continuity.
With the top 30 companies joining the project it was possible to accomplish important results fulfilling the financial need for the “Equestrian rehabilitation” project managed by the “V.di Capua” center inside Niguarda Ca’ Granda hospital of Milan.
“New projects in Milan and Bergamo in favour of disabled guys”
Doing social activities in an important but mostly continuous way over time is the philosophy carried on by the “Bambini delle Fate” Foundation which links several companies of a district together by addressing them towards an only one important project . Thanks to their financial contribution it redirects financial sources to an only target so that doing social activities can’t be just one shot but it has to be a steady support overtime by those successfully running companies in order to help people affected by a disease they will suffer from for their entire life.
As a result the “doing business with social” plan goes on with two new projects involving companies in Milan and Bergamo. Companies with their heart dipped in social activities, entrepreneurs capable of leading their staff towards great working and professional commitments but who are able to make room for relevant solidarity to people in their territory.
The new projects coming up and leaning on us in Lombardia are:
Milan project “My house out of Home” managed by the association “Spazio Aperto Servizi”
Bergamo project “Do like me” managed by the association “Spazio Autismo Bergamo”.
Thanks to “I Bambini delle Fate” Foundation and the companies sustaining the projects, 2009 was a very important and full of news year for the V.Di Capua Center located and operating inside Niguarda CA’ Granda hospital of Milan.
In addition to renovating equipment and buying a new horse, we were able to benefit from more therapists and in the second term of the year we welcomed about 30 more disabled patients to take part in the rehabilitation program. But there is something else.
Five other boys were able to participate in the “Tutti a cavallo (all riding a horse)” project that implies horse riding courses for both disable and able-bodied people in order to promote a real integration through equestrian sport.The peculiarity of this project is to enable disabled people, after completing their therapeutic path, to keep and increase their competences by sharing both experiences and emotions with equal in age able bodied people.
The guys develop skills and self-confidence so as to participate in riding group tours.
In their short rides they guys learn, while having fun, how to get to know and love nature, they improve their ability to socialize and get their personal autonomy from their families and people taking care of them.
Last November 20th there was a riding exhibition of our activities at the Center. It was in particular dedicated to the companies allowing all this thanks to their financial contribution.
Led by therapists, teachers and assistants all of our guys were fully committed and, at the end of the exhibition, we all celebrated with a Christmas snack.
What made us happiest was the huge participation of our sponsor in the initiative, which gave us the chance to show all the outcomes from our work and our support.
Mr G.De Micheli, President of “Tintoria Fratelli Rosina”in Milan and a huge fan of ours, came to the event, as well. Unfortunately, as soon as we got back from the holidays we heard of his sudden death. His staff decided to honor his commitment by giving our Center a donation.
We thank you them from the bottom of our heart for this and for all the support they have always given us.