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This year in place of general birthday wishes I would like to invite my friends and family to help me support a social organization for people facing handicaps and mental disorders.
Those who know me, my university friends and ex-colleagues know that I always have a soft spot for those who need some extra help to stand strong in life. Circumstances brought me outside the field of rehabilitation and the possibilities to volunteer in similar causes are limited for me at the moment. After meeting Margherita, the people and its social workers determined me to support their causes. Spending a day with them reminded me of the joy of offering, helping, and loving without expecting anything in return. It was a safe place for me too, to practice my language skills in Italian :)
Well, this is Margherita Cooperativa Sociale
The Social Cooperative Margherita was founded in 1987 by a volunteer of the association AGESCI (Association of Italian Catholic Guides and Scouts), as an attempt to provide a house for the volunteering activities of the local Scout group with a focus to the issues of people with disability. In its current form, cooperative Margherita has become a more defined and structured day care center for adults with various forms of mental disabilities in cooperation with local social services of Prato.