Food, water, education, security, a home, a family: these are not only needs, they are the fundamental rights of every human being. Everywhere in the world.
With great entrepreneurial spirit, Anna personally approached us because she was looking for the opportunity to collaborate with a non-profit association; specifically, she was looking for a small and transparent association to assist. Cecilia and Anna became friends and, in no time at all, Anna had begun working on a new marketing plan and campaign brand, while also exploring new possibilities for events and fundraising. Moreover, Anna now takes care of the administrative office and much more besides. This stroke of good luck pushed the association to wholeheartedly undertake its restructuring efforts! These efforts are slowly but surely moving forward; in addition to hiring Anna on a part-time basis, we have also been looking for a new office and we have organized novel fundraising ventures. In all these efforts, we have consciously tried to grow in a manner that respects and sustains what Cecilia has already put in place, while broadening the possibilities for assistance that we can provide. Finally, we are moving from a largely pro bono, quasi-familial and/or friendly, management structure to one which is more membership-based, structured and formal. With a little bit of luck, we may one day soon even be able to compete with highly structured non-profit giants and, in this way, come to the aid of many more children than the 90 currently hosted by the “Paolo Zanichelli Children’s Home”.