Five Italian Charities You Can Help This Holiday Season

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 00:00
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We think that the holiday season is a good time to be thinking about helping other people - a good way to make more meaningful Christmas presents or New Year's resolutions. If you would like to contribute to Italian charities, the following list should help you choose a trustworthy and reliable one. Each of these organizations works in different fields and projects, allowing you to choose the donation most appealing to your personal spirit of giving.


- Telefono Azzurro

Telefono Azzurro is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and operates in Italy since 1987 to promote children human rights according to the principles established by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the human rights treaty which sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children. The hotline service is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with professional crisis counselors who can provide assistance to children and teenagers throughout Italy.

Click here to make a donation. 


FAI, Fondo Ambiente Italiano, promotes a tangible culture of respect for Italy's natural heritage, art, history and traditions and protects a legacy that forms a fundamental part of the roots and identity of the Italian people. FAI is a national, not-for-profit trust that was set up in 1975 and has since gone on to save, restore and open to the public numerous fine examples of Italy's artistic and natural heritage.

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EMERGENCY is an Italian independent, neutral and non-political organisation which provides free, high-quality medical and surgical treatment to civilian victims of war, landmines and poverty. Since 1994, more than 6 million people in 16 countries (one in three was a child) have received free, high-quality healthcare by EMERGENCY, which was also first in line to treat the last Ebola outbreak in Africa. 

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- Associazione Nazionale Tumori (ANT)

For the past thirty years, the Associazione Nazionale Tumori (ANT) has been providing practical, medical and financial support to people who are fighting against cancer and pushing for better cancer care.

ANT is also investing in preventive medicine and research activities as well as providing training for volunteers and professionals.

Click here to make a donation.

- Croce Rossa Italiana

The Italian Red Cross has the status of a sovra-national charitable organization, under the high patronage of the President of the Italian Republic. Currently, it is a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Italian Red Cross staff and volunteers have been called to respond after many Italian natural catastrophes, from the mudslides in Liguria, to the earthquakes in Abruzzo and Emilia Romagna, to the floods in Sardinia.

Click here to make a donation.