Since the foundation of “El Camí de la Solidaritat” in 2013, we have supported and collaborated with local entities whose aim was to help the population of Cambrils. During this period of time, we have maintained our scope of intervention within the local community, where we have carried out six projects with different associations. However, we have recently extended our vision and field of action on a global level, and, in 2020, “El Camí de la Solidaritat” has consolidated itself as an NGO.
Our main cause
This year El Cami de la Solidaritat is working on the AWASUKA project in Nepal, in collaboration with the NGO Base-A.
The AWASUKA program always works from different lines of action, with a clear objective: to transmit to the inhabitants of the area knowledge and awareness of safe houses. This has been developed through the construction of antiseismic houses, smoke-free kitchens and awareness of water treatment.
More causes coming soon…
The first project of “El Camí de la Solidaritat” consisted in raising money so that the members from Gripau Blau (an association for mentally handicapped people) could receive 10 sessions of equine therapy. We orchestrated a local charity race with 247 participants and raised €3,000.
This project focused on the necessity of providing food snacks to children at risk of social exclusion in the municipality of Cambrils. We organized a race in which 300 people participated, raising €3,500 in total.
Banco de alimentos
With this project, we organized a food collection for a solidarity campaign called “En verano el hombre no hace vacaciones (“Food has no vacations in summer”), aimed at helping the most vulnerable families in Cambrils. We raised 700 foodstuffs by hosting a “solidarity bubble football event”.
The objective of this project was to fight the “MMB syndrome” (school Materials, lunch Meals and “Berenars”- afternoon snacks) that families at risk of exclusion in Cambrils suffer from. We raised a net amount of €12,714 by organizing a 2km walk and a 5km professional race in which a total of 814 people participated and 42 businesses collaborated.
Blood and Tissue Bank
In 2017, El Camí de la Solidaritat organized a blood donation campaign together with the “Banc de Sang i teixits”, with a direct impact on 237 people. In addition, El Camí also collaborated with the Noelia Foundation in a cap collection, with a direct impact on 5 children against Congenital Muscular Dystrophy due to a deficit of collagen VI.
Fundación Pascual Maragall
Through this project, we wanted to help find a cure for the Alzheimer’s disease by raising money for the Pascual Maragall Foundation. We raised a total net amount of €4,000 by hosting a solidarity race in collaboration with Penyafort-Montserrat college dorms, in which 283 people participated.
Maria and Inés are 6 years old and live in Cambrils. They both suffer from PLAN (PLA2G6 associated neurodegeneration), a rare disease characterised by a progressive degeneration of the nervous system. The goal of this edition was to raise awareness for this illness. With great effort, we appeared on national TV, where we talked about PLAN in a special edition for rare diseases.
In total, there was an audience of 369,000 people and we raised €4,166 to donate towards research of the illness.