In the word of the Friendly Door Center`s Diretor Susana Reis: "This camnpaign is not only a matter of putting Christimas food on familiies ´plates but also giving some comfort and affection in this special time of the year“.
"Thanks you for thoughs and gesture...unfortunately I dont have anything to give you back...I cannot buy anything thios year, I could only count with your donation....“ Maria F, 72 year old, senior beneficiary
AMI conducted the 5th Edition of the Christmas Hampers Campaign that reflected the highest priority needs felt within the 25.500 beneficiaries currently supported by AMI.
“The Christmas campaign proves to be of a special importance. It sustains the body with material goods that we distribute and on the other hand it comforts the soul with affection, emotion and love that leads to the heart of the beneficiaries and gives them, for moments, hope for the path they have left. " (Paulo Pereira - Director of the Coimbra Social Center).
This campaign aimed to provide 2.111 beneficiary families of AMI with a hamper of typical food this holiday season and ensure part of the essential social support through the 17 Social Facilities & Responses AMI has widespread in Portugal namely, 9 Centers Porta Amiga (Lisboa - Olaias and Chelas , Porto, Almada, Cascais, Funchal, Coimbra Vila Nova de Gaia and Angra do Heroísmo); 2 Night Shelters (Lisbon and Oporto); 1 Social Residence (São Miguel Island); 2 Street Teams (Lisbon and Vila Nova de Gaia / Porto); 1 Home Support Service (Lisbon) and 2 Food poles receiving goods from the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived ( Lisbon and Porto).
TO HELP 1 FAMILY = 1 HAMPER + 1 SOCIAL CONSULTATION
Each family receivd a hamper consisting of cod, olive oil and beans , among other foods associated with Christmas. And each family had also access to a social follow-up consultation that is vital to the work of social inclusion. The Social Monitoring carried out in the centers is a process that requires rigorous social diagnosis,a joint work with beneficiaries, and continuous social assessment, appropriate to the needs of each person who promotes their welfare. Your contribution allowed to continue this work.
TOGETHER WE RAISED FOR 6945 PESSOAS:
AMI thanks to all the individual people and corporates that supported this projects and especially: Würth-Portugal, Azeite Gallo, Nestlé, Ferbar, Innowave technologies, HP Entreprise, RAR Açúcar, Turbomar/Grupitel, Walt Disney Company, Esporão, Soja de Portugal, FAPIL, Michael Page, Imperial, MaxData, Padaria Portuguesa, IGFSS, Alliance HealthCare, Jonhson & Jonhson, EDP GAS Porto, Clube VII, Riberalves, Escola do Comércio de Lisboa, Kelly Services, Sovena, Continente, Hotel Cascais Mirage, Fundação Axa – Corações em Ação, DNC, Gatewit.