For over sixty years the mission of the Don Gnocchi Foundation has been to promote and create a “new culture” of attention to people’s needs through assistance, care, rehabilitation, research and training, prioritising those in greatest need, also thanks to innovative and experimental solutions. The Don Gnocchi Foundation works to ensure that every person with a disability may see their "movimenti di vita" (life movements) actually happen.
In order to continue doing this, it needs everybody to take part and get involved. This is what led to the "Movimenti di vita" campaign, which invites people to take part with their movement and dedicate part of themselves to others, in the awareness that an apparently unimportant, simple, everyday gesture can relieve the suffering of the less fortunate and make us all feel part of the same great movement: life.
Everyone, in their own way, can get involved in this charity – this leads to the importance of the efforts of a famous name like Antonio Conte, closely linked to the theme of movement, who can use his job and passions to help trigger positive action and involvement in this direction and for this campaign.
The biggest misunderstanding of our time is to see our actions, our gestures as being an end to themselves. This prevents us from having a wider vision of what we are. In actual fact, each and every one of us has great power because all of our actions release energy, fuelling another and immediately involving those around us.
Thanks to a "distinctive" model that aims for global care of the patient by the social and health services, today the Don Gnocchi Foundation offers welcome, care and assistance in 28 Centres, operative in nine Italian regions, with almost 3,700 beds and over five thousand operators:
The Foundation also promotes scientific research and training on various levels.
Recognised as an non-governmental organisation (NGO), it also contributes to charity projects in developing countries, with five projects currently ongoing in Bosnia Herzegovina, Ecuador, Bolivia, Rwanda and Burundi.