GRAN GALA OF THE ITALIAN RED CROSS
IN FAVOR OF THE KAIROS PROJECT
A HOME RECEPTION FOR WOMEN VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE WITH MINORS
THURSDAY 20 JUNE 2019
FLORENCE, GREAT CLOISTER OF SANTA MARIA NOVELLA
WITH EXTRAORDINARY PARTICIPATION
DEL MAESTRO CESARE PICCO AL PIANO
" The Municipality of Florence is proud to support the Kairos project, a new reality that will fill a sector that has been partially deprived in our territory and that will offer protection to vulnerable individuals in the phase of removal from the context of origin, avoiding detachment from the children: by taking back the tradition of the Grand Gala and the magnificent spaces of the Cloister of Santa Maria Novella, it will be possible to create an important fundraiser that confirms the fundamental role of the Italian Red Cross in horizontal subsidiarity processes, supporting the role of public institutions social commitment of the private individual ".
Andrea Vannucci - Councilor for Welfare and Health, reception and integration, associationism and voluntary service, home, work, urban security, fight against loneliness,
popular traditions of the Municipality of Florence.
" This project is particularly important for our Committee, not only for the support that will be offered to women in difficulty but also because it allows us to make known the great social commitment of the Italian Red Cross, often known only for health care activities and for emergency management ".
Lorenzo Andreoni - President of the Italian Red Cross, Florence Committee
After raising funds for charitable projects around the world, the Italian Red Cross Grand Gala returns to Florence after twenty years.
Thursday, June 20 in the Great Cloister of Santa Maria Novella there will be a Charity Dinner promoted by the Florentine Committee, which appeals to the great spirit of solidarity that has always characterized the city to finance the new Kairos project , a shelter for women who have suffered violence or made particularly fragile by the events of their lives, with particular attention to women with teenage children. The structure should be born inside the historic Palazzo Capponi in Lungarno Soderini, seat of the Florence Committee, to create a place that, in addition to guaranteeing their serenity, can favor their reintegration into society and personal and professional autonomy.
In 2017 there are 49,152 women who turned to anti-violence centers in Italy. In Tuscany in the same year 3142 cases of violence and mistreatment of women and minors were reported. Figures that today are no longer surprising, given that in Italy the average is of a femicide every 72 hours, but that make you think. Starting from these alarming data and from the lack of structures able to face the increase of requests for help, the Florentine Committee of the Italian Red Cross has decided to give life to a comfortable place where it is possible to begin a rehabilitation process from a physical point of view and Psychological, which is inspired by the AGAPE shelter of the Red Cross National Committee, based in Rome.
The premises of the structure will be designed to offer a temporary housing solution that respects the autonomy of the mother-child nucleus, focusing on people and their stories, also guaranteeing the education of women and children, organizing recreational and recreational activities , in order to lay the foundations for a new life and a social reintegration.
A pool of professionals and volunteers will be involved who will take care of psycho-physical rehabilitation, carefully evaluating the different personal situations and developing paths that take into account the various needs and vulnerabilities, and will hold professional training courses with the purpose of job placement.
Kairós, from the Greek "right moment", "opportune moment" or "supreme moment". According to the Florentine Committee of the Italian Red Cross, in this precise historical moment it is necessary to act, it is the "right moment" to offer concrete help to the victims and for the victims it is the "right moment" to be reborn.
After having undertaken a first Fundraising activity between public and private bodies of the territory, the Committee decided to also address the good heart of the citizens by inviting them to a Grand Gala of charity, to be held in the Great Cloister of the Dominican Basilica.
The event has obtained the patronage of the Tuscany Region, the Municipality of Florence and the University of Florence and will see the support of numerous supporters including Nelson Mandela Forum, Opera for Santa Maria Novella, Galateo, Confartigianato, Corpo Vigili Giurati spa , Allianz Bank, Frescobaldi, Chianti Banca SC, Scuderia Biondetti, Corradini Gas Tecnici srl, La Corte di Caterina, ZoWorking, Dolomiti Energia spa, Podere Pompone and Pola, Gambaccini Liquori, Carapelli Casa Olearia, Salvatore Ferragamo, Luisa Via Roma, Pagliai Silverware, Parenti Florence.
Technical partners: PRG, Omikron, Reon Studio, Andrea Fiorista in Florence, Studio Ester Di Leo, Polistampa.
The guests of the evening will be able to visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella accompanied by art historians and will be gladdened by the exclusive live performance on the piano by Maestro Cesare Picco, who on Friday 21 June will open the 72nd edition of the Summer Fiesolana.
Minimum donation to participate in the evening 200 euros; under 35 100 euros
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