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At an event held at the headquarters of the Fundación La Caja de Canarias

Bankia and the La Caja de Canarias Foundation donate 150,000 euros to 29 island associations

The ‘Social Action 2018’ round of grants will benefit more than 7,000 people at risk of social marginalisation in the Canary Islands

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By  Bankia Comunicación

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20 June 2018 - 16:15

  • Bankia is committed to the Islands, and channels part of its social responsibility activities through the La Caja de Canarias Foundation

On Wednesday, Bankia and the Fundación La Caja de Canarias donated 150,000 euros to 29 associations and non-governmental organisations (NGO) carrying out social and welfare projects in the Canary Islands.

Bankia’s area corporate manager in the Canary Islands, Federico Navarro; corporate social responsibility manager David Menéndez; and the chairman of the La Caja de Canarias Foundation, Blas Trujillo attended the ceremony.

In the ‘Social Action 2018 round of grants, which have been organised annually for the last five years, Bankia  added a 150,000-euro contribution to that made of the La Caja de Canarias Foundation.

The institutions receiving this aid work tirelessly to support more than 7,000 people in the Canaries at risk of social marginalisation. They do this by means of different programmes to care for minors and people with disabilities with the objective of fostering employment for certain groups and supporting refugees.

The corporate area manager of Bankia’s in the Canary Island highlighted “how proud Bankia is to donate this aid to benefit the island’s neediest groups”.

Navarro also said that “we are and continue to be committed to assisting disadvantaged groups, as we have promised our clients and all the residents of the Canary Islands”.

The chairman of the La Caja de Canarias Foundation said “how important it is for Bankia and the La Caja de Canarias Foundation to work together to meet the basic needs of people in the Canary Islands who are most severely affected by economic and social difficulties.

The projects carried out by the associations will improve the quality of life of people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities, taking care of the basic needs of groups at risk of marginalisation, holding training and educational workshops to improve their employment prospects and offer in-person assistance.

The associations supported by Bankia and La Caja de Canarias Foundation on this occasion are the following:

  • Adsis Foundation.
  • Canaria Yrichen Foundation.
  • CEAR. The Spanish Commission for Refugee Assistance (CEAR) in the Canary Islands.
  • Doctors without Frontiers.
  • ADISLAN. Association of Persons with Disabilities of Lanzarote.
  • Arciprestal del Sur Coordinator.
  • Messengers of Peace Association-Canary Islands.
  • Pequeño Valiente Association of Children with Cancer.
  • Envera. Ingenio, Gran Canary.
  • Association of Deaf People of Gran Canaria.
  • Mararía Association.
  • International Cooperation.
  • Civitas. Centresthat specialise in people with intellectual disability.
  • Diocese Secretariat of Prison Pastoral Care.
  • Congregación Oblatas del Santísimo Redentor de Las Palmas.
  • Casa San Vicente de Paúl.
  • Hombre Canarias Project. Canaria CESICA Foundation.
  • Cáritas Canaries Diocese.
  • SOS Children’s Village. Telde, Gran Canaria.
  • Obra Social de Acogida y Desarrollo.
  • ACUDE. Cultural Association for the Right to Education.
  • New Future Association.
  • ASOMASAMEN. Majorera Mental Health Association. Fuerteventura.
  • El Cribo Group for the Defence of Psychiatric Patients Lanzarote.
  • AFAES. Mental Health Association.
  • Canaria Main Foundation.
  • Down Syndrome of Las Palmas Association.
  • Canary Alejandro da Silva Foundation against leukaemia.

Bankia and the La Caja de Canarias Foundation to donate funds to support social welfare projects where they are needed most, encouraging volunteers to take part in these projects to integrate and normalise their beneficiaries in society.

 

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