VALUES AND SOCIAL COMMITMENT
Marc Monguilod i Fornés, director of Camping La Tordera:
“In this time of crisis, as a company, we have to collaborate with other entities and work all together in the changes that could improve the future of our youngsters.”
The investment in welfare policies decreases with the economic crisis; as a result, the number of children in situation of poverty increases. In Spain, and also in Catalonia, this situation represents the 20% of the children. The foundations, who traditionally work in this type of support, have difficulties with public funding.
Marc Monguilod i Fornés: “Our camping decided to act and, starting on May 15th 2013 (International Day of Families), every year we donate a part of the money we earn on bookings made through our website. This money will be donated to the project Casal en Família of the Catalan foundation Fundació IReS. Heavy cut backs on social policy cause less government subsidies to be available, seriously threatening the continuation of this project after September 2013 and this is the reason, why we decided to help them.”
Fundació IReS and the Project Casal en Família
For over 44 years Fundació IReS has been providing social, psychological and pedagogical support to poor people who are at risk of social exclusion. With the project Casal en Família the foundation prevents poor families to break up and children to be placed out of home. Their approach distinguishes itself in the way it breaks the patterns of dysfunctional relationships between parent and child, which is done on both an individual as well as on the level of the family as a whole. This way, the foundation hopes to be able to offer families tools by which they eventually can improve their living situation.
A future of uncertainty for our children.
The impoverishment of many families causes not only parents but also their children to miss the boat on social integration. A recent study by UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre (April 2013) on the well-being of children in rich countries shows the Netherlands has managed to maintain its first position in the ranking. Spain on the other hand, lost the fifth position it took in 2009-2010, for a nineteenth place on the list in 2013.
Given the fact it keeps getting more difficult to find funding to continue projects like Casal en Família, Fundació IReS is continuously looking for ways to start partnerships with organizations that want to express their social commitment. Foundation IReS was extremely delighted when Camping La Tordera offered to help them by donating 1 euro of each night booked through their own website. This way Camping La Tordera hopes to get enough money together to also ensure the continuation of this project, started with the funding of la Marató against the poverty in TV3.
Donation 2013: 786 €
Donation 2014: 1.197 €
Donation 2015: 1.238 €
Donation 2016: 1.582 €
You could also make individual donations to the project through the account of the IReS, Foundation for the Social Reintegration:
BBVA: 0182 – 2342 – 15 – 0201515591
Baseline: CASAL EN FAMILIA (Fundació IReS – Càmping La Tordera)