The magic of snow reaches Aldees Infantils SOS Catalunya Foundation
Casa Batlló will donate a percentage of the sale of its tickets purchased between December 19th and January 9th, 2017 to the Foundation.
The Christmas campaign at Casa Batlló, aims not only to surprise the public with its main facade covered by a blanket of snowflakes and the snowing show inside the House, but also to collaborate in a solidarity action, with Aldees Infantils SOS Catalunya Foundation.
Casa Batlló will donate a percentage of the sale of its tickets purchased between December 19th and January 9th, 2017 to the a specific project of Aldees Infantils SOS Catalunya Foundation. The proceeds will go towards the development of the project of training and values through robotics. This training program aims to enable the most vulnerable children to learn to trust their learning abilities and to develop their creativity, physical skills and strategies in order to find solutions, helping them to improve their perception of themselves and therefore improve their self-esteem
In addition, from Casa Batlló we’ve had the opportunity to get to know the Foundation, both through the people who work every day to develop the projects in which the Foundation is involved, and through the kids that visit the day centres of Aldeas Infantiles.
As seen in the video, Casa Batlló and Aldees Infantils SOS Catalunya Foundation, we’ve worked together to have put Christmas decorations on sale that can be purchased inside Casa Batlló at a voluntary price. The decorations (Christmas balls) have been prepared by children participating in the activities at the Open Centers of Sant Adrià de Besòs and Montcada i Reixach. These children come from environments and families that are especially vulnerable and at risk of social exclusion.
On December 13th, Casa Batlló organized a creative workshop with the artists Marta de Los Pájaros and Alejandra Atarés to teach the children. Producer Creueta 119, in charge of making the video of the action, Faborit and Fundación Ametller, and who organized the children’s snack, also collaborated with the action.
Aldees Infantils SOS Catalunya is an international foundation that helps children in 134 countries. Founded in Imst (Austria), It is private organization that is non-profit making, and independent of any political orientation. Its work by focusing on the child’s development until they become a self-sufficient person, integrated into society. They work to strengthen vulnerable families so that they can adequately care for their children; Protect children who have been deprived of parental care, provide a protective family environment in which they can grow up feeling loved and respected, and accompany young people in their process of autonomy and independence.