“At Fila we feel a bit like a big family and, like a real family, we take care of our children, especially those in most need of help.”
(Anna Strolego, CEO of FILA).
This is why Fila, with the active involvement of our employees, has supported various charity projects for many years.
BASKETBALL IN OUR HEART FOR OVER 30 YEARS
What is there in common between taking care of surfaces and a passion for basketball? Caring for people’s wellbeing. Here at FILA, just as we care for spaces in the home to make them cleaner and healthier, we support basketball as an activity that improves a person’s quality of life. FILA has been involved with basketball for over thirty years: in 1985 our chairman Beniamino Pettenon began sponsoring the ASD San Martino female basketball team, contributing to the local sports association’s growth.
Since 2001 we have been the main sponsor of the Lupe, a team that in 2013 reached their greatest goal and became classified in the A1 Series, making us prouder than ever.
Follow the adventures of the Lupe Basketball Team
THE "CASA AMAMI" PROJECT: A RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY FOR THE DISABLED
FILA supports the socially useful NPO “Amami per il Dopo di Noi Marcello Brunati Onlus”. AMAMI is an association operating in San Martino di Lupari that aims to guarantee assistance, education, schooling, recreational and rehabilitation projects for disabled people living in the territory.
After 30 years, the association can finally see its life-long dream come true with the construction of Casa Amami, a care facility that will improve the prospects for disabled people. It is a tangibly reply to the question, “Who’ll take care of our son/daughter once we’re no longer here?”, that families ask themselves with regard to their children, who face an uncertain future. The “Dopo di Noi” (After Us) association seeks to address the difficulties that families of the disadvantaged have to overcome, as they are no longer able to take care of their sons/daughters due to old age or possible death.
To guarantee a future for these youths, the Amami association has developed a project consisting in a residential care facility for people with disabilities in the territory, where they can live assisted by qualified personnel.
FILA supports the association in building this facility, which will be able to help lots of youths and their families.
Consult the details of the project here.
FILA SUPPORTS “I BAMBINI DELLE FATE” (THE CHILDREN OF FAIRIES) AND THE PROJECTS OF THE AGORA COOPERATIVE
Since 2012, we have sponsored the “I Bambini delle fate” Foundation which, with the help of private funding, finances child disability projects organized by parents, private entities and hospitals. Specifically, we support the "Casa Gialla” (Yellow House) project run by the Agora Cooperative. This project aims to give dignity to its guests (adults with severe learning difficulties and autism). It does this by offering them jobs that help their personal development and give them professional autonomy, giving them a chance for an independent life in the future. The project takes the form of a “social” bed and breakfast, managed by the young people belonging to the cooperative. Here, they will be able to welcome guests with autism for treatment projects and/or initiatives to boost their independence.
SISTER GUERRINA AND CHILDREN IN CONGO
For over 10 years we have also helped Sister Guerrina in various missionary projects, first in Syria and today in Congo, where we are funding child education, contributing to the construction of a nursery school and a well for water.
In October 2014, Sister Guerrina paid us a visit at our FILA headquarters, bringing with her stories of the difficulties faced in the capital city of Brazzaville and the projects that she consistently and courageously leads for the social and cultural development of the town through the education of its children.
We are pleased to quote her words for you, which reflect a mindset shared by our company:
"It is important to let youngsters rediscover their origins; they must learn to know and love their homeland and its resources in order for them to become aware adults who play a leading role in sustainable development."
REAL SOCIAL COMMITMENT
These initiatives shape our identity and have become a part of how we interpret business development. The responsibility at the root of these choices represents for us an opportunity to positively react to market stimuli, not only in terms of profit, but also through behavior that makes our values concrete, allowing us to look at the world through more attentive eyes and build true, long-lasting relationships with our audiences.