Brazil is a far away country.
If you think about it, the Carnival in Rio, the dances, the natural beauties and the beaches come to mind. Brazil stands for holidays, carefreeness and joy. It’s a paradise in the minds of many of us.
A far away paradise.
As its problems are. On newspapers they talk about corruption, poverty in the favelas, children of the streets – the meninos de rua – and the huge problem of organized crime. These are problems which are far away from us.
It’s difficult to think that we could solve them when we are so distant, and when we have our problems to think about.
There’s so much to do here, why should I also care about this? There are many associations which work in Brazil, but is my donation really going to change something? How are my money being spent?
You’ve asked yourself all these questions, right? Because every time we think about a distant country, a country where children suffer and don’t have a future, suddenly we tell ourselves that we can’t make a difference.
One reason is that life comes at you fast, and it’s difficult to think about such distant situations. Then it comes the fear of seeing your donation wasted.
But here are the good news!
The Angelo Affinita Foundation, joined by businessmen who support educational and professional training projects aiming at helping children and young people in distress, supports the Casa do Menor.
Since 1986, Padre Renato Chiera’s Casa do Menor has saved more than 100.000 children from the streets of Brazilian favelas.
100.000 children who, thanks to the shelter houses, the educational activities, learning and the professional courses for young adults have found an alternative to the violence of a life on the margins of society.
Thanks to a passionate group of volunteers, doctors and experts in the psychological rehabilitation of drug addicts, Casa do Menor fights every day to give a future to the little ones.
Kids are, in fact, the first victims of prostitution, addiction, abandonment , hunger and violence. They are closer to you than you think.
As Padre Renato says, what is now happening in Brazil stands for a society which is unable to love.
The same society to which we belong, together with our children and all those whom we love and want to protect.
Supporting the Casa do Menor with the Angelo Affinita Foundation means MAKING A DIFFERENCE both for the meninos de rua and your kids.
This is a project which changes the hearts and give to young people the means through which they can build a better world, where there’s love and children have the right to dream.
Thanks to many businessmen, friends and supporters of the Affinita Foundation, in these years we have been able to:
- Organizing professional courses in the center of Miguel Couto
- Organizing computer courses in the centers of Fortaleza and Rosas dos Ventos
- Purchasing machinery for the production of handmade products to support entrepreneurial activities
- Building and preservating the center of Igarassu, now called Casa Angelo
All this means change. It means giving to the children and young people of Brazil real opportunities to grow through education and professional training.
This is why supporting Casa do Menor is an act of love of which you’ll see the results. There is no welfarism here, but a real social enterprise which develops the talents and skills of the kids.
DONATE TODAY to support the Casa do Menor.
I know I’m asking you a huge sacrifice and that it would be much easier to leave Brazil and its problems away from yourself.
But you know it too well: they are not part of a different world.
We all live in the same world, and we all have one life to give our help and make it a better place.
Today you have an incredible chance.
With your donation, you could change a small part of this world and fill it with love. For you, for the children of Padre Renato, for your children and the young people who are now entering their future.
You only have one chance to MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Take this opportunity and support the Casa do Menor, together with the businessmen of the Angelo Affinita Foundation!
Angelo Affinita used to say: “A single person can make a difference”.
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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.