2018 has been a busy year for Quadpack Foundation. Quadpack's charitable arm supports social and environmental projects wherever the company is present in the world, with an emphasis on helping disadvantaged children and young people get a good start in life. Throughout the year, it worked with NGOs in Europe, the US and Asia. Here are the highlights:
Changing Young Lives Foundation, Hong Kong, China
Changing Young Lives Foundation is dedicated to rewriting the life stories of underprivileged children and young people in Hong Kong and the mainland. Quadpack Foundation made donations to the 'Spring Blossom' support programme for girls' education in DongXiang County, Gansu, China, and the 'Discover' initiative to improve early learning opportunities for children from diverse families and cultures in Hong Kong.
For more info, visit www.changingyounglives.org.hk
Primos Dallas, Dallas, US
The Foundation also started supporting Casandra Castillo, Senior Accountant at Quadpack's US distributor East Hill, in her role as a 'Primo' mentor. Primos Dallas is a non-profit organisation that connects Latino youth with professionals. Through its mentoring programme, it aims to guide and motivate young people to become college-, career- and life-ready by providing them with the tools to develop self-efficacy, a growth mindset and a commitment to service.
For more info, visit losprimosdallas.org
Can Déu reforestation project, Sabadell, Spain
For the third year running, the Foundation sponsored the Can Déu reforestation project in Spain. Forest owner and manager Fundació Antigua Caixa Sabadell has been organising the area's reforestation, following the destruction caused by a storm in 2014.
For more info, visit www.fundaciosabadell.cat/es/fundacio-sabadell-1859-es
Capaç-i-tant integration project, Manlleu, Spain
The Capaç-i-tant project, run by TAC Osona, helps young people with mental disabilities integrate into the labour market. Quadpack Foundation continued its support for its training facility, which prepares beneficiaries for employment through classes and job simulations, with a team of psychologists, social workers and trainers.
For more info, visit www.tacosona.cat/qui-som
Casal dels Infants, Barcelona, Spain
Quadpack Foundation sponsored the young adult programme of the Casal dels Infants. The organisation helps girls, boys and young people at risk of social exclusion, to overcome inequality of opportunities and get a good start in life. The Casal dels Infants helps them achieve autonomy, develop as adults and become engines of positive transformation within their families and communities.
For more info, visit www.casaldelsinfants.org
Charity photocall for Vall d’Hebron hospital, Barcelona, Spain
Sponsorship also continued to the annual charity photocall – held this year at the Pedralbes shopping centre in Barcelona – in support of the Children's Oncology Department of Barcelona’s Vall d'Hebrón Hospital. The original donation amount was doubled, thanks to the participation of Quadpack's clients in a customer survey. Quadpack Industries promised a donation to the Foundation for each submission, as an incentive.
For more info, visit www.faigrecerca.org/colabora-vhir-donacio.php
Pioners L’H, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
American football club Pioners L'H, including Quadpack Accountant Pedro Robles, makes its annual Christmas visit to the young patients at childrens' hospital Sant Joan de Deu, bringing presents with a little help from Quadpack Foundation.
For more info, visit www.pioners.club
Circus Starr, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Circus Starr’s inclusive shows help to bring laughter, playfulness and fun back into young lives. It provides free seats for thousands of disadvantaged, disabled or vulnerable children, while helping to raise much needed funds for local charities. Quadpack Foundation was proud to sponsor the Stoke-on-Trent show of Circus Starr’s Spring Tour on Saturday 21 April 2018.
For more info, visit www.circus-starr.org.uk