The youth of Padua at the side of the last
Fundraising by Pietro Ventura
In Padua there are many people who live on the street... some because without a job, others because without a family. Alone and abandoned, they are lost in drug addiction or alcohol, which seem to be the easiest way to repress all their suffering. But when you stop to talk to them you still see hope in their eyes.
It is for that "light" that every Wednesday evening I and many young volunteers of the Pope John XXIII Community get into our minibus and go out into the streets.
We create a sincere bond with those we meet, we sit with them on the cartons, at the sides of the pavements. We talk about everything: their past lives, current events and remember the birthdays of the people we've known the longest. These are small gestures that bring so much happiness. Very little is needed to change their lives, we start with a sandwich but we would always like to take them home with us.
We need your help to do this: support the Pope John XXIII Community's One Meal a Day campaign and donate a meal to those who need it most in Padua and throughout Italy. Your contribution is important for us and for them, to give them a home, a family!