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Natale, tempo di solidarietà

Natale, tempo di solidarietà

Nelle strade del centro e in periferia, nelle case e negli edifici pubblici, nelle vetrine scintillanti dei negozi e negli addobbi delle nostre abitazioni, ovunque si respira l’atmosfera magica del Natale. Si organizzano manifestazioni, concerti e rappresentazioni; in ogni dove ci accompagna l’emozionante colonna sonora delle feste.

Ma il Natale non è solo questo: accanto alla frenetica corsa all’acquisto del regalo all’ultimo grido, anche in un periodo di crisi, si susseguono numerose iniziative di solidarietà rivolte alle persone più bisognose, vicine e lontane, e si riscopre il valore autentico di una festa d’amore, fratellanza e carità.

E se piacevolmente si rinnova la tradizionale vendita delle Pigotte dell’Unicef, realizzate in forma volontaria da quanti donano tempo alla loro creazione e il cui ricavato è destinato all’acquisto di un kit-salvavita per i bambini dell’Africa, accanto ai doni solidali di Amref, Save The Children, Action Aid e di tante altre associazioni no profit, anche nei nostri Comuni l’aria del Natale alimenta occasioni di solidarietà.

È il caso dell’Associazione Heidi, Centro per la difesa dei diritti e della salute del minore, con sede a Tricase in Largo Codignola, 1.

L’associazione si interessa di difendere e sostenere lo sviluppo dei diritti e della salute dei minori e di prevenire le situazioni di disagio attraverso segnalazioni nei casi di maltrattamento e azioni di sostegno e consulenza per le famiglie in difficoltà .

È di questi giorni la notizia dell’adozione a distanza ad opera dell’Associazione Heidi di una ragazzina di 13 anni originaria di Belo Horizonte, in Brasile.

Ma l’Associazione Heidi non dimentica le famiglie della nostra terra. Anche quest’anno, infatti, dopo la positiva esperienza del passato, per le festività di Natale è stata organizzata una raccolta di alimenti non deteriorabili da offrire a bimbi di famiglie disagiate.

Lo scorso anno grazie alla bontà dei cittadini e alla partecipazione della Ditta Tandoi di Corigliano d’Otranto, produttrice di pasta, sono stati raccolti e donati alimenti per le festività a sei famiglie bisognose residenti nel comune di Tricase.

Anche quest’anno la raccolta avverrà sotto la “Stella di Heidi” allestita in Piazza Cappuccini a Tricase.

Per chiunque volesse contribuire alle cause di Heidi anche con offerte in denaro, il conto corrente postale è 15061732.

Antonella Cazzato

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