A Renewed Commitment to Social Inclusion

The Luis Orione Foundation presents its 2023 activities and announces its projects for 2024

This Tuesday, April 23, the Luis Orione Foundation held an event to present its 2023 annual report, in which the activities carried out during the past year were announced and the main projects that will be carried out in 2024 were presented.

The event took place at 7 p.m. at the MIRA Cultural Space in Pozuelo de Alarcón and was chaired by Tarciso Vieira, General Superior of the Small Work of Divine Providence, Don Orione Work; Miguel Ángel Bombín, Superior of the Vice-Province of Spain and Venezuela and president of the Board of Trustees of the Luis Orione Foundation in Spain; and Ángel Prado, General Coordinator of the Luis Orione Foundation. Eva Cabello, Councilor for Family and Disability Care of the Pozuelo de Alarcón City Council, also attended.

During the event, those responsible for the Orionist Centers presented their activities and reviewed the actions promoted by the Foundation in 2023, highlighting the positive impact they have had on the lives of the beneficiaries.

Thus, during the event, the projects carried out in Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid (Don Orione Home and El Patio Association) were presented; Posada de Llanes, Asturias (Don Orione Center, El Patiu Association); Almonte, Huelva (Madre de Dios Residence, Assistance to Venezuela Association, Lucena Settlements); Cascante, Navarra (La Ribera Center); Cercedilla, Madrid (Casa Virgen del Pilar); as well as the initiatives promoted in Venezuela, the Philippines, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Togo.

In addition, the main projects that the Luis Orione Foundation has planned for 2024 were presented. These projects are part of the strategic axes of the institution, such as social assistance to the most disadvantaged people, the promotion of volunteerism and social action, and the assistance and care for people at risk of exclusion. Among the most notable projects is the implementation of a Global Communication Plan for all Orionist Centers, recovering volunteering in the Philippines and establishing alliances and collaboration agreements with companies and associations, among others.

Miguel Ángel Bombín, mentioned in his dual role as Superior of the Vice-Province of Spain and Venezuela and as president of the Board of Trustees, noted that “we are very satisfied with the results obtained in 2023, thanks to the work and dedication of our entire team and the collaboration of the people and entities with whom we work. In 2024, we will continue working with the same enthusiasm to continue contributing to the improvement of the lives of the people most in need.

At the end, attendees were able to enjoy a Spanish wine offered by Manantial Integra, from the Manantial Foundation, a special employment center that hires people with disabilities.

About the Luis Orione Foundation

The Luis Orione Foundation (FLO) is a non-profit entity, registered in the registry of the Protectorate of foundations, with the category of Non-Governmental Organization for Development (NGDO). It is governed legally and fiscally like any civil organization. The members of the Board of Trustees are Orionist religious.

The Foundation and its works are dedicated to purposes of general interest that include social assistance to the most disadvantaged people, ranging from primary needs for food, health and education to the promotion of volunteering and social action in these areas. In addition, they offer assistance and care to people at risk of exclusion for physical, mental or social reasons, such as people with physical or mental disabilities, the elderly, young people with social problems and children. Another of its purposes is the implementation of projects and the promotion of cooperation for development outside the national territory.

The charisma of the foundation gives meaning and permeates all its activity, inspiring a different way of looking at the person and understanding intellectual disabilities, as well as older people or people at risk of social exclusion.

The team that forms the Luis Orione Foundation is made up of a large group of professionals in continuous training, who seek excellence in service and join efforts in the same direction.

The Orionist work is built between everyone: workers, priests, families, collaborators, patrons, volunteers and friends. We work for the person, in defense of his individual development, for his family and in respect for the environment. There is a commitment to transparency in the management of the entity.

Among its values are vocation, which motivates work; the joy and enthusiasm, which are part of his distinctive charisma; dignity, respecting the privacy, individuality and freedom of each person; and familiarity, creating an atmosphere of welcome, warmth, companionship, tenderness and temperance. In addition, excellence and quality are emphasized, taking care of every detail of coexistence and valuing solidarity, sensitivity, participation, trust and transparency.