Sometimes we pass by the most miserable human desperation without seeing it. It may have happened to you too.
You’re walking on the street, you’re in a hurry and deep in thought. A kid passes you by, head down, hood and earplugs in his ears. You don’t know what he’s thinking.
Moreover: why should you care? Well, you won’t like what I’m about to tell you.
According to a 2018 survey made by the European Monitoring Center for Drugs,in Italy:
- 20% of kids aged between 15 and 34 frequently drinks alcohol
- 19% uses soft drugs
- 49% of kids aged between 14 and 19 gambles at least once a year
- 000 kids have an internet addiction
- About 3 million kids suffer from eating disorders
It is quite possible, then, that the kid you’ve seen on the street is suffering from some kind of addiction or malaise. As Don Davide Banzatoof the Nuovi Orizzonti Community says, this issue has changed its shape in the last years:
“The world of addictions has changed a lot. Young people are more fragile, but they also have a great potential if someone believes in them and values their skills in a positive environment. This is what we’re trying to do through prevention projects in the schools, in advice centers or on the streets. We look for them in the areas they inhabit, both offline and online, and in shelter houses”.
Let’s take a step back: what is the Nuovi Orizzonti Community?
It’s an association founded at the beginning of the ‘90s by Chiara Amirante. Willing to help homeless people and young addicts who were living at the Termini Railway Station in Rome, Chiara opened a shelter house.
I bet you’re wondering: why is it so special?
First of all, it’s special because for the first time in their lives, these lost people found someone ready to listen to them.
The Nuovi Orizzonti Community operates through listening programs and by teaching an art that, unfortunately, our society seems to have forgotten: the art of love.
With the help of volunteers and supporters, today Nuovi Orizzonti has 216 shelter houses, 5 Cittadelle Cielo and 1004 teams who help young people free themselves from any kind of addiction.
If you think about the data I’ve showed you before, you’ll realize one thing: new generations are in check. As it is our economic, social and cultural future.
This is why I’m asking you to support the Nuovi Orizzonti Community with your business skills and your courage.How? Together with many other businessmen who have already stepped into the Angelo Affinita Foundation!
The Affinita Foundation decided to support the Nuovi Orizzonti Community for a reason. In this environment, young people who suffer from addiction can follow a path of rebirth that gives them the means to start a new life.
No welfarism, but educational projects, artistic workshops, vocational training and a constant psychological and spiritual support. To give them the freedom to follow their dreams!
This year the Affinita Foundation, in collaboration with Con i bambini and the Cittadella Cielo of the Nuovi Orizzonti Community in Frosinone, will start a new, wonderful educational project.
Ciak, Si Gira! aims at fighting school drop-out and malaise among the young in Frosinone with an educational project on the audiovisual languages, in collaboration with schools and associations on the territory.
Students in high school from 1stto 4thgrade will join the activities and learn how to use the new media in a responsible way. They will create TV formats, learn practical communication skills and they will also have the chance to value their talents!
If you think that it’s important to give to young people the opportunity to value their skills, support this project with the Angelo Affinita Foundation!
Not only you will change the lives of many kids. Your help is fundamental to CREATE VALUE and start a positive circle of ìdevelopment and growth for the whole community.
You know it well enough: investing in the future of young people means investing in the future of your business.
Today I’m asking you to do the same, but outside your business. I’m asking you to donate part of what you already do every day in order to help less fortunate children and kids, who need a second chance to have their future back.
What are you waiting for? Join the group of virtuous businessmen who support the projects of the Angelo Affinita Foundation!
Angelo Affinita used to say: “A single person can make a difference”.
Do we want to try – TOGETHER – to make a difference? CLICK HERE.
A web page will open so you can give your decisive contribution to the projects of the Foundation and choose how to help us through a free-will donation or buying the book dedicated to Angelo.