Casa Global Gift inauguration
Casa Global Gift is a brand new concept and it is the first of its type. It was the dream of Maria Bravo (co-founder of the Global Gift Foundation) as you may have read in our recent interview with her.
The inauguration of this wonderful project took place on Sunday July 17 during this year’s Global Gift Weekend in Marbella. Maria Bravo, Eva Longoria, donors, philanthropists and representatives of local authorities and the five local organizations that work with the project were there to see the presentation of the first Global Gift House.
More than twenty families were also there to see for the first time the modern resource centre for children and spend time with the celebrities and donors, who were keen to meet the Marbella families personally.
The celebrities included Isabel Gemio, Robert and Jessica Pires, Lola Karimova, Ely and Karen Ruimy, Gaurav and Lucy Sinha, AFSI and Sheeva Moshiri, the confidant of Prince ‘Abdul’ Azim and Simon Jackson. José Bernal (Marbella’s mayor) was accompanied by councilors involved in the project Paco Garcia, Victoria Morales, Javier Porcuna and Miguel Luna (director of tourism). The delightful young singer Adrian Martin sung a number of his songs in an impromptu concert which moved all the attendees, as well as making some of the little ones dance.
The facilities, which are located in Av. Jaime de Mora, will become a multi-functional centre. There are large outdoor areas designed to be a resource centre for children, parents and care professionals who will work on improving the care of children with illness or disability.
The local associations involved with the Casa Global Gift House and the Delegation of Social Welfare are:
ADISOL (Diabetic Association of the Costa del Sol)
Bubbles and Dreams Association (rare and undiagnosed diseases)
CADI (Service Centre the Children Diversity)
Malagueña Association against cystic fibrosis
Adahimar (social Association of attention deficit disorders and hyperactivity and delayed
Multiple Sclerosis Marbella-San Pedro Nuevo Amanecer.
The Global Gift Foundation has with this new project, responded to the need to accommodate associations in Marbella lacking a physical space to develop their support activities. They aim to adapt the facilities to rooms that allow work and comprehensive care of children.
The Mayor, José Bernal stressed that “the social work that makes the Global Gift Foundation in Marbella is an example of work and passion for helping improve the lives of children, women and families around the world, but also this year I am particularly happy and proud of the great project of Global Gift House, which will serve as a meeting point for neighborhood associations in need.”
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