"Hospitality for Family" Bambino Gesù Foundation - € 25,000
Providing accommodation for families of children requiring extended hospital stays is crucial in relieving the weight of illness and hospitalization. For this reason, the UniCredit Foundation is committed to supporting the Bambino Gesù Foundation.
Hospitality is a treatment in and of itself in order to ensure closeness for families even in difficult times such as during illness, hospitality, which might be considered a treatment in itself, plays a fundamental role. Indeed, one of the first things to do is find accommodation. The Bambino Gesù Foundation provides accommodations to families in need through its network of houses and rooms. When a child falls ill, the entire family needs to be cared for. In 2020, the UniCredit Foundation continued its commitment to supporting the Bambino Gesù Foundation NGO for its Progetto Accoglienza (Hospitality Project). The project aims to renovate a building near the hospital to make new short-term accommodations available for families with children undergoing extended inpatient treatments at the Bambino Gesù Hospital in Rome.
The Foundation plays a key role in the pediatric hospital's corporate communication and fundraising activities to help it achieve its growth goals, especially as regards accommodation for families.
Every year, the Bambino Gesù Hospital treats many children and teens from outside the greater Rome region suffering from complex illnesses that require long courses of treatment. With a contribution of €25,000, free accommodations can be provided for approximately 5,000 families in one year. The hospital also treats children from foreign countries where their treatment needs cannot be met.
The Bambino Gesù Foundation
The Bambino Gesù Onlus Foundation, founded in 2000, is a non-profit organisation that supports the activities of the Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital, the largest Polyclinic and Pediatric Research Centre in Europe, a reference point for children's health from all over Italy and abroad. The Foundation plays a central role in social communication and fundraising for the hospital's goals: scientific research and innovation, technology, hospitality of families and humanitarian care.
The Foundation strives to support the demand for services, to improve therapies with modern, accurate and less invasive technologies.