El Vergel with Aldeas Infantiles SOS Spain: Solidarity Space
- July 27, 2020
From 20 to 25 July, the El Vergel Ecological Supermarkets (Paseo de la Florida, 53, and López de Hoyos, 72) are going to collaborate with SOS Children’s Villages Spain with a Solidarity Space to raise awareness and sensitize about the need to help children and young people at risk of social exclusion.
Aldeas Infantiles is an international non-profit organization that helps children. It was founded in 1949 in Imst (Austria) and is present in 134 countries. It has more than 1,500 centres and SOS aid programmes. Supermercados Ecológicos El Vergel is pleased to host the organisation’s Solidarity Space, with the aim of supporting its laudable work focused on the development of the most disadvantaged and needy children until they become self-sufficient and well integrated into society. The organization works to strengthen the most vulnerable families so that children can grow up in an environment that is conducive to their development. Along with this work of support and education, Children’s Villages also protects children who do not have the care of their parents, guaranteeing them a welcoming family environment in which they can grow up feeling loved and respected.
Since 1967 Aldeas Infantiles SOS has been present in our country and works directly in seven autonomous communities: Andalusia, Aragon, Castilla La Mancha, the Canary Islands, Catalonia, Galicia and Madrid, through protection and prevention programs, family placement and support to the community.
uonomy of young people. For the development of its activity, the organization has 17 Day Care Centers throughout Spain in which services and resources are offered to support and strengthen families who, for various circumstances, need assistance in the care of their children for some period of time. It also has the SOS Academy which is responsible for training, knowledge management, research and the organisation’s quality system. Another of its missions is to establish alliances and collaboration agreements with universities, organizations, associations and public or private bodies concerned with the protection of children, young people and families in vulnerable situations.
Within the defense of children’s rights, Children’s Villages has the program “Proyecto Hermanos”, whose objective is to defend the right of biological siblings to remain united, due to the importance of maintaining this family rooting active in their process of maturity. From the organization they seek to sensitize society about this problem and advocate to public institutions so that there is no separation of siblings.
During 5 days, collaborators of the organization will be in our supermarkets to inform and sensitize all our clients about their work. We hope to see you!