Discover the projects that need your help
A documentary to tell the story of Don Oreste Benzi, "the madman of God"
"God's Fool" is a story that deserves to be told and known, because in its simplicity it does one very important thing: it teaches us to love, not to be afraid of the different, and shows us the way to build a just society in which there is room for everyone. Help us make the documentary!
A well to stop thirst: let's help the people of Turkana
The Turkana region of Kenya is facing one of the worst droughts in 40 years. People are forced to dig shallow holes in lake beds to search for water, but it is dirty and undrinkable, causing serious health problems, especially among children. The solution is the construction of wells that can provide potable water. The total cost of the work is €126,990. Everyone's support is needed to achieve this goal. Your help now is indispensable.
Support school projects for Cicetekelo children
In Zambia, the Pope John XXIII Community's Cicetekelo Project is dedicated to welcoming and caring for street children and young people living in hardship and poverty. Here, every year, we try to improve the educational services offered to give more and more children and young people the opportunity to become protagonists of their own lives. To do this we need to buy new materials and activate new school projects-now we need everyone's help! Come on, are you in?
Let's build the future together, boy by boy
The Pope John XXIII Community has been organizing open camps for young people for many years, promoting moments of reflection and growth. The April camp, part of an educational journey entitled "Easy Meeting," will have the theme of welcoming and valuing differences and will be held in Trentino at the "Madonna delle Vette" hotel, a place dear to the whole Community. To make the camp accessible to all, a fundraiser has been activated, with the goal of covering half of the participation fee. Make a donation and enable many young people to have a unique experience of sharing.
A new van for the "Our Lady of Providence" family home
The Family Home "Madonna della Provvidenza" in Giarre, Catania, offers love and support to children and people with disabilities, providing love and care to anyone who needs it. There are 14 in the family and now they need your help to buy a new, safe and reliable bus for all their daily activities, but they cannot cover the 20,000 euros needed. You can help them too: come on, are you in?
A bus for a family without borders
The family of Shibu, who suffers from infantile cerebral palsy, currently has a Doblò equipped for transporting the disabled but has only three seats plus a wheelchair. In order for the whole family to move together for daily chores or to experience special moments, they need to buy a larger van. Help them cover the cost of a used minibus, 10,000€ is needed. Now your help is vital because for Shibu to have as normal a life as possible with his family is vital.
St. Paul's Family Home: SOS automobile!
Marco and Simona, mom and dad of the Family House "San Paolo" of the Pope John XXIII Community, have been a family for those who are alone for 15 years. Now they need your help to cover the cost of a new car, essential for the whole family, especially for those with disabilities. Let's help them reach the goal: €8,000, together we can do it!
Let's rebuild together a home open to the world
In the Pilastro neighborhood of Bologna, the family of Giulia and Matteo, of the Pope John XXIII Community, opens its heart every day to welcome those in need, while also promoting a culture of inclusion and creating opportunities to meet and grow. Now they have to move to a new house that urgently needs some renovation work to make it suitable for future welcomes. Help them raise the €8,000 they need!
A bus to leave no one behind
At the "Don Oreste Benzi" day care center of the Pope John XXIII Community, people with physical and mental disabilities, including severe ones, find love, care and a safe environment to express themselves. The center now urgently needs to cover the cost of a new minibus so that the operators can continue to make the outward and return trips to accompany the children, safely and conveniently. The fundraising goal is 30,000 euros. Help them too!
Take Me Home: a project to give a family to children with disabilities
The "Take Me Home" project promotes the right of every child to live in a family, including children with serious illnesses or disabilities. Initially launched in Piedmont, now the Pope John XXIII Community wants to extend the project to Lombardy, and to do so it needs resources (€20,000). Through awareness raising and support actions it is possible to give hope and a better future to children with disabilities, in need of care and love. With your help we can build stories with happy endings for these fragile children.
A bus to be a voice for the last
In Cameroon, the Pope John XXIII Community through its project "Never again minors in prison" prevents the incarceration of minors and promotes the reintegration of prisoners through training and social reintegration paths. Volunteers work in prisons, courts, and assist families of inmates and children living on the streets. To carry out these activities in a difficult environment, with bad roads and ineffective transportation, a suitable vehicle is needed. The cost is high: 30,000€. Let's help them achieve the goal!
A Kitchen to Feed Love
The "Grain of Wheat" Family House of the Pope John XXIII Community is moving to Loreto to continue giving love and support to those in need. The kitchen is the heart of Fabrizio and Maria Grazia's home, but the one where they are going to live is not adequate for a large family like theirs. With €7,000 they will be able to buy one that is large enough and functional. Let's help them reach their goal!
A different future at the end of the world
In Patagonia, the Puerto Madryn center of the Pope John XXIII Community supports 43 disadvantaged children, providing education and meals to those from poor families and living in violent contexts. A new bus would help them reach difficult places and extend after-school care to even more children. Difficult winter weather conditions make the situation worse, especially for families with disabilities. The bus is essential to distribute material and emotional support during cold weather. Help them now.
Proyecto Sol - The light of inclusion
In Chile, the Pope John XXIII Community's Project Sun is aimed at deaf women with the goal of creating new life opportunities for them and enabling them to express their uniqueness without fear of being judged or excluded. Until now, the Center has always been free and funded by the State, but this will no longer be the case. To continue to exist, it urgently needs your help. Support it too!
A new life of sharing
After a life spent on mission between Sri Lanka and Tanzania, the time has come for Massimiliano and Kanti's family and their children to return to Italy and begin a new life of sharing in Piedmont where they will be able to live by welcoming those who knock on their door seeking help and support. To be ready to say yes to every call and request they need to purchase an 8-seater van costing €25,000. Help them too and become part of their new adventure.
A dry and warm home for a large family
Silvia and Yan's Family Home houses many people with different stories, some with severe disabilities. They need to replace the fixtures before winter comes, because when it rains, water comes into the house wetting the walls and floors. They need 15,000€ and to be able to buy them and make the house dry, warm and safe for everyone. To do this they also need your help. Support them.
A new home to love and be loved
Nicola and Donata have chosen to be a family for those who are alone and to share life with the most fragile people. To continue to do so, they will have to move to a new house: the Rectory in Bertesina (VI), which, however, needs to be renovated to adapt to the needs of the people received and those who will arrive. The expense is high: €50,000, so they also need your help to reach the goal. Support them!
We help the Family Home "St. Clare" with their new home
The "Santa Chiara" Family House of the Pope John XXIII Community is about to move to a new house, which, however, needs urgent work to adapt it to the needs of the people with disabilities who live there; the cost is €10,000. Let's help mom Paola and dad Alberto find the necessary resources to start these works, which are essential for the daily life and psychophysical well-being of the children they have taken in.
Your help to continue to be family for those who are lonely
The Gian Paolo and Paola Family House of the Pope John XXIII Community is in urgent need of some work, which is essential for the people with disabilities who live there: such as Michael, who because of his severe disability cannot walk and will only be able to continue living with his family if a lifting platform is installed in the house. The expense is high, let's help them together reach the goal to allow them to be family for those who don't have one!
Help for the Polyclinic "The Watermark"
The Outpatient Clinic of the free "La Filigrana" of the Pope John XXIII Community is a place of care where the profession is put at the service of those without financial means free of charge. However, the expenses are many and everyone's contribution is needed to continue to ensure that those in need receive all the help they can get.
Operation Dove in Palestine - 2023
Volunteers from Operation Dove, a nonviolent peace corps of the Pope John XXIII Community, have been present in the Palestinian village of At-Tuwani since 2004. Their presence is necessary because they protect children on their way to school and safeguard the safety of Palestinian residents in the area, as well as denounce the Human Rights violations that too often occur there. Support our volunteers to ensure the children and families there are safe and secure.
Operation Dove in Lebanon - 2023
Operation Dove volunteers share life and work alongside Syrian refugees still living in camps across the country. Supporting, helping and protecting them means still believing in the strength of relationships and the peace that comes from staying close and dreaming together.
In Greece to walk alongside migrant people
Greece is the European Union's first port of call for those fleeing war and persecution. Those who arrive here often find themselves alone, forced to live on the streets. Volunteers from the Pope John XXIII Community, together with Operation Dove, visit people living in and outside refugee camps to offer them support and services, and monitor and report on the human rights violations they suffer. Their presence is crucial: support them on this journey of peace.
A new bus for living together
Angela is the mother of the Family House "Arco Iris" of the Pope John XXIII Community, where people of all ages and with very different needs live. Over the years, their car has allowed them to experience all the outings together all the time but it is now old and needs to be replaced. They need a new 7-seater car so they can load the adults and the children and that has a trunk big enough to load the strollers and everything they need. The amount to be raised is €20,000 and Angela alone cannot do it: support her project!
Drinking water emergency in Ukraine
The poorest and most fragile people are left in the bombed city of Mykolaiv. Repeated missile attacks have destroyed the water systems and the city no longer has potable water. STOPTHEWARNOW wants to answer the call for help from these people it has met and gotten to know by building 10 desalination plants that will help make water accessible and potable again. Help us and support this project too.
We reach the finish line aboard a new minibus.
Angelo and Cecilia are dad and mom from the Family House "Santa Libera" of the Pope John XXIII Community in Malo (VI). Theirs is a large family and today there are seven of them in the house. For their travels they have always been accompanied by their faithful minibus, but now the old vehicle has to be replaced because it is no longer a safe transportation. Help them so that they can purchase a new one. The cost, however, is 19,500 euros: every contribution is important and without you they cannot make it!
A safe home for those in need of love
Maria Cristina and Luca are mom and dad of the Family House "Aquila and Priscilla" of the Pope John XXIII Community. Here in Cinto Euganeo (PD) their house is a place of welcome and love where teenagers in difficulty, adults with cognitive problems and women left alone have found care and protection. Today, however, the house needs urgent intervention: renovation work, replacement of the boiler and installation of mosquito nets. Help Maria Cristina and Luca so that they can continue to open the doors of their home to the most fragile, every contribution is important!
Ukraine Emergency - Let's build peace
It's war in Ukraine and the Papa Giovanni Community has decided to stand by the side of the thousands of women, elderly and children threatened and put to flight by the bombs. We are on the front lines bringing help and welcoming those fleeing the war, we urgently need you. Let's build peace in Ukraine, together.
A new minibus to change gear
Enzo and Anna Maria are fathers and mothers of the Santa Maria Goretti family home of the Papa Giovanni XXIII Community and their large family has an urgent need: a minibus that can replace the one that risks leaving them on foot overnight. Help them and we open as many roads as possible so that the new minibus can arrive thanks to your contribution!
The volunteers of Operazione Colomba, the Nonviolent Peace Corps of the Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII, monitor the emergency situations that occur, in an increasingly frequent and dramatic way, along the borders of Europe. Let us support them so that they can continue to bring humanity and hope.
Operazione Colomba's volunteers work side by side with victims in conflict zones, living with them 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, sharing risks and hardships but also hopes and possible solutions. Thanks to their international presence and nonviolent actions, they protect the lives of defenseless civilians and concretely build Peace where there is hatred and violence. Peace in the world is a common good: to build it, we need everyone's help.
In Chile alongside the Mapuche people
The Mapuche, an indigenous people in Chile, have been persecuted and ignored for years: the State does not recognise their existence or protect their identity. Deprived of their land of origin, they are forced to fight to get it back and are therefore victims of strong repression. The Community, with volunteers, supports them in this path of claim in a peaceful and non-violent way. Support them too.
At the side of those who live on the street
The Pope John XXIII Community welcomes those living on the streets to its Bethlehem Huts, places where we live with the homeless and lonely. It meets them thanks to the volunteers of the street units who go out every night to look for them, and in the soup kitchens, where we feed hundreds of people every night. Support us to continue to give comfort and a future to those who have lost everything.
Family Homes need you!
The Family Homes of the Pope John XXIII Community are more than homes. Before being physical structures, they are emotional structures. They are families. Dads and mothers who donate their homes, their time and their lives to disabled children, lonely and abandoned people and anyone else who needs to be welcomed and helped. The needs are growing like the number of our Houses: support them now with a donation.
Celebrate a special occasion by creating your own fundraiser
Win twice: the sports challenge and the solidarity challenge. Every opportunity is good to support the Community with sport!
So many have already chosen to create their own fundraiser.
All that's missing is you!
I have known Matthew since I was 8 years old: 30 years of sharing experiences. First children, then boys, now men. Matteo, together with his wife Giulia, welcome into their family anyone who needs help. When they launched their fundraiser for the work on their new house, I decided to help them because I have always supported them morally and it was time to support them in other ways too!