The question that started it all: "What can we do?"
In the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2009, two social workers Jonny Darder and Toni Bauza saw the growing poverty and despair in different areas of Palma. The public resources were simply not sufficient to cope with the escalating demand to attend the people in severe poverty and in risk of exclusion. The queues to get help were getting longer and the desperation and anguish of people not able to look after themselves and their families was heartbreaking.
Something had to be done, so these two pioneers rolled up their sleeves and started the project that was to become Associació Tardor. They gained publicity with a radio marathon interviewing homeless people, social workers, public servants, politicians and ordinary citizens of Palma. With their tenacity they eventually secured a location for a day shelter and a soup kitchen in the centre of Palma and set the wheels in motion. Without any public funding, relying totally on donations and help from numerous volunteers, they work relentlessly every day in order to pay the rent and offer a warm meal a day to those in the most precarious situations.
To give a hand to a person in need and to put ourselves in their situation is a way to build a better world.
Equality and dignity need to be practiced every day. Only by making an effort and working together will they become a reality.
The commitment and voluntary contribution to help others to reach their full potential starts with oneself. Let your actions talk.
...is a genuine intention to help other people in difficult circumstances. It is contagious!
With the help of volunteers and donations from private individuals, organisations and companies, Associació Tardor attends to people sent by Social Services in the following addresses:
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