From Gela to Osimo and back. A golden thread winds along Italy to accompany the growth of little Biagio Luigi and his family: it is the thread that led these parents from Sicily to Osimo, in search of someone who knew how to get their son out of his isolation, that she found a way to communicate with him, that she took him by the hand and made him overcome all his fear, even that of being caressed. When he is ready, he returns home after appreciating the time at the National Center, where he has been a guest for four years. The Lega del Filo d’Oro will always be there: Operators and volunteers from the Termini Imerese Territorial Service will also accompany him in this new phase of his journey.
Biagio Luigi and his family smile calmly in the new Lega del Filo d’Oro campaign of 5 per mille together with Renzo Arbore and Neri Marcoré. Their story is a symbol of how the Foundation with its educators, psychologists, doctors and therapists is close to the families of those who cannot see and hear. For deafblind people with severe psychosensory disabilities, the Lega del Filo d’Oro is the place where they can feel at home, but getting there is often a long journey. Instead, a signature is enough to shorten the distance and change their lives.
Thanks to your 5 per mille, the Lega del Filo d’Oro will be able to be ever closer to many families throughout Italy, step by step, to hug each other in difficult times and rejoice together in peaceful. It is a gesture that costs nothing, but which will prevail: we will open new territorial offices; we will strengthen and expand existing services of the usual quality; we will start activities in the second batch of the National Center; we will create further collaborations in the field of research to improve everyday life through assistive technologies. For many families throughout Italy, your signature will be a valuable help.
For many deafblind and psychosensory impaired children and adults, it is almost impossible to communicate with others. They do not see, hear or often live with other disabilities, such as cognitive and motor disabilities, which can even isolate them from affects. Yet, even for those in this state, there is a place where one can engage with others and overcome the barrier of incommunicability and isolation: Since 1964, the Lega del Filo d’Oro has been the reference point in Italy for people who cannot see and hear and their families. Together with them, a personal path is worked out throughout their lives to achieve the greatest possible autonomy. It is a place where they can feel at home, but getting there is often a long journey. Among the main purposes of the fund is precisely to strengthen its presence at the territorial level both in terms of quantity by increasing the number of the current ten offices and from a qualitative point of view, ie. services offered. For this reason, the contribution of 5 per mille is fundamental, a simple and free gesture that translates into a #aidprecious for those who do not see and hear. Simply enter the tax code 80003150424 in the tax return and sign.
“The number of people who do not see and hear is growing every day, as is the need to provide them with continuous and constant support. Being present in several regions with our sites and territorial services means being able to help a larger number people with deafblindness and psychosensory disabilities and their families, step by step support the concrete implementation of the individual programs defined in the national center, says Rossano. Bartoli, president of the Lega del Filo d’Oro. “To believe that the growth of the Lega del Filo d’Oro passes through the territories, means being aware that networking with associations, organizations, public and private bodies and universities will become increasingly important in the future.This will allow us to spread our experience on a more widespread way, so that the meeting with the Lega del Filo d’Oro becomes simpler and faster for everyone who is born with a sensory disability or who runs into it ».
The 5 per mille supports the growing presence of the Lega del Filo d’Oro on the national territory. In 2020, the Foundation opened two new territorial offices in Pisa and Novara, but work is already under way in Abruzzo to restore the birthplace of its founder Sabina Santilli, where a study center and territorial office will be born. Also thanks to the 5 per mille, the foundation will be able to continue to offer personal training and rehabilitation courses, to strengthen and expand existing services, guarantee the usual high quality standards, and to start activities in the second part of the National Center. The activity of the offices and the territorial services of the Lega del Filo d’Oro is fully supported thanks to fundraising, including the 5 per mille. The territorial team of the Lega del Filo d’Oro consists of social workers and educators and is assisted by consultants for psychological support, orientation and mobility and the use of assistive technologies. This team is in contact with the network of local institutions present in the area to support deafblind people and their families in implementing the individual rehabilitation programs developed by the institution’s educators and specialists. The offices and the territorial services are also a reference point for families in the day-to-day management of their children. Finally, they coordinate groups of volunteers and plan socio-educational activities dedicated to deafblind people to expand their reference world and get out of isolation.
To assign the 5 per mille to the Lega del Filo d’Oro, simply enter the tax code 80003150424 in the field dedicated to “support for third sector entities” in your tax return and sign. Even taxpayers who do not file a tax return can allocate the 5 per mille by delivering the Single Certification form to the post office or to a café in a sealed envelope by November 30, 2022. For information, visit the website 5×1000.legadelfilodoro. where a dedicated guide can be downloaded, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the toll-free number 800.915000.