Charity: Activities

The Benvenuto Club is committed to supporting local charities and we raise money through raffles and bazaars.

List of our Charities

This year the Board has decided to support two brilliant charities. The aim is to give support both practically and financially – supported by monthly Coffee Morning Cake Stalls, other stalls, our Christmas Bazaar and a Spring fund-raising event next year.

The first is well known - La Tutela la Persona: There is a relatively small chapter of Tutela Onlus here in Varese which focuses on contributing and enhancing the social well-being of: the isolated and elderly, of the economically disadvantaged and of women who find themselves in physically, psychologically or emotionally abusive relationships.

Here in Varese, Tutela la Persona:

  • runs a Food Bank that distributes food parcels monthly to roughly 80 recipients
  • they deliver pharmaceutical medicines and other over-the-counter drugs to those who have mobility issues
  • they collect and deliver clean, well- preserved clothing to people in need
  • they offer psychological, medical and legal advice to women and families in crisis – at no cost

 

The second is also not new to Benvenuto but it’s been a few years since we supported the L’ARCA DEL SEPRIO which is, in English terms, a centre of riding for the disabled. It is an initiative of voluntary social work promoting the practice of therapy using horses & ponies in rehabilitation & education for physically and mentally disabled children and adults.