The Angelo Affinita Foundation ONLUS started in 2010, following the will of the Affinita family to gather the human and spiritual heredity of Angelo to continue his work and spread human principals and ethics that inspired his life to the community.
The foundation gets its objectives from the AGAPE ONLUS Committee that worked to sustain “Casa Do Menor”, ONG activities in numerous states in Brazil in welcoming meninos de rua, street children.
In ten years we’ve raised about € 250.000 to offer professional training for carpentry, hair dressing and beautician through Miguel Coutu center, courses for information technology in the city of Fortaleza and Rosas Dos Ventos, acquisition of machinery for Microenterprise crafts. A welcoming center for adolescents in Igarassu was also built and dedicated to Angelo.
Areas of Intervention
The foundation promotes exceptional projects that stimulate potential in the territory and give concrete opportunity to young people in difficult economic and social conditions. These are the areas where we are active:
- infancy support ;
- professional training
The Foundation, other than its numerous projects (Creativity, When I’m big I’m going to be…, Project Casa do Menor), organizes various initiaves to educate and sustain young people such as, “Out of the drawer, when a dream becomes reality”.
This event was organized on the anniversary of Angelo Affinita’s passing. Young talents from Campagna such as Enzo Gragnianiello, Chiara Civiello – world famous jazz artist performed on stage alongside actress Nunzia Schiano who was also there. The proceeds from the night was donated to charity to the institutes for minors in Airola and Nisida.
The project “A book for a book – Lillo and the magic of words” was also launched to help families in economical difficulty buy books and to promote at the same time the cultural and formative value of reading.
Every year the Foundation organizes a gala dinner for charity where it presents its results of completed goals and presents new projects to work on.