How can I help in this mission?
Início: September 2023
End: December 2023
Partners: Creative Minds
CCVO Beyond Optical Care
Fundação Ageas Agir Com Coração
Rar Refinarias Açúcar Reunidas S.A.
Beneficiaries: Population supported by AMI in Portugal and in the World
The AMI Christmas Mission supports families monitored by AMI who are in a situation of poverty and social exclusion in the national territory, as well as projects at an international level, in various areas of activity, from health, nutrition, education, associations, social businesses and environment.
Now that Christmas is coming, we want to provide all those for whom we work with a dignified and happy season. We want to continue to be present in the lives of all those who seek our help.
- We supported 9.991 people in Portugal;
- We worked with 1.285 homeless people;
- We delivered more than 5.000 food baskets to families accompanied by our social facilities in Portugal;
- More than 160,000 meals were served at social facilities and through Home Support;
- 86 of the 393 people supported through AMI’s specific employment support offices found work;
- Our international projects directly benefited more than 41,000 people in 14 countries;
- We avoided emitting more than 220 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere by collecting waste for recycling and reuse.
All of this was only possible thanks to the generosity, commitment and dedication of all our donors, volunteers, partners and teams.
How can I contribute?
You can support AMI by choosing one of the following projects that make up the Christmas AMI Mission:
Poderá também contribuir para a Missão Natal AMI através das iniciativas realizadas pela nossa rede de parceiros.
To find out more about these initiatives, send us an email to [email protected]
Ambassador of AMI Christmas Mission
This mission is sponsored by the actor Diogo Mesquita, ambassador of this initiative for the 5th consecutive year.
“Before being an actor and before my name, I am a human being. Because I have a professional responsibility for changing mentalities and acculturation of a society, it makes perfect sense to join AMI, which contributes every day in a practical way to the awareness and change of attitude of all of us, branding with hope and love every human being. That is why AMI came into existence in my life. For working with people for people, and from heart to hearts.”
Diogo Mesquita, Ambassador of AMI’s Christmas Mission
Several companies have supported these families through the financing or donation of products for the creation of the Christmas hampers and parties at AMI’s Porta Amiga Centers and the promotion of leisure and social moments for our beneficiaries.
“We believe that one of the components of a company’s success is its ability to improve the society in which it operates. 5 years ago, InnoWave Technologies decided to take a decisive step in this direction, looking for partnerships that would help us to understand how the Christmas of the most impoverished families could improve. At the first meeting with AMI, it was clear that what we take for granted, a family Christmas surrounded by gifts and food, is not as common as we think. Having this perception, it became impossible not to want to be involved. After 5 years, it is part of our Christmas to help with a small contribution, through the delivery of food items, some gifts and also in the direct involvement of some of our employees. In this way we hope that in their personal lives they will also be involved in these causes and that they will pass the word on to others. Only with global awareness can this reality be changed. What did we gain in return? A smile is invaluable.”
2015 — Tiago Gomes, Senior Consultant — InnoWave Tecnologies, partner since the 1st Edition of the Christmas AMI Mission
“Participating in the Christmas baskets initiative and involving all employees in distributing these offers to families allows Maxdata to share its success with those who need it most, contributing to the development of a spirit of solidarity, so necessary for our fulfillment as individuals.”
Mónica Teixeira, MaxData Quality Director, partner since the III Christmas AMI Mission
“Thank you for the basket, and this help is very important, I have my son unemployed and only my daughter-in-law works, this is also for them …”
Ana, 67 years old
“So, my husband is already going to make cod in his own way, he helps a lot and knows how to make a good dish of cod with potatoes… but the little ones just look at the cakes… you know, Dr., this year I have my grandchildren spend Christmas with me, they will be happy with these sweets…”
Maria Lurdes, 79 years old
“This Christmas will be tastier, so I already have cod for everyone at home, there are 5 of us this Christmas… and thanks for the olive oil for the cabbages that I’m going to get from the market, the cheapest, but they are good.”
Anabela, 55 years old
“It was the only gift I received this year was yours… you always remember me… and you always give such good things!”
Carlos B., 39 years old
The Christmas hampers and distributed presents represent an important aid to the most vulnerable families and were only possible to raise thanks to the support and generosity of donors, volunteers and companies.
If you also want to be part of this mission, send us an email to [email protected]