Initiatives and projects
Special Olympics Italia
SNAITECH, through its foundation, shares with Special Olympics Italia two overarching aims within a program of social responsibility: increasingly raising the public’s awareness on the matter of intellectual disability through solid promotional campaigns throughout Italy and sharing the same values(integration, participation and enthusiasm) as its corporate mission.
In this regard, sports have on numerous occasions have proven to offer great opportunities for growth, accomplishing one’s goals and aggregation,not to mention pure fun and entertainment. With Special Olympics Italia, iZilove Foundation intends to launch this new great challenge: to draw its own audience closer to the matter of intellectual disability using all of the communication tools at its disposal. The opportunity to feel a sense of belonging to a group that shares common values is a concept which has been completely espoused by SNAITECH. And it dedicates its utmost passion and commitment to this mission.
The first step in this journey together was taken in February 2017, when SNAI opened its fund-raising campaign for Italian athletes in tandem with the National Winter Games of Bormio (5-10 February 2017) and launched, using its own communication means, the “#IoAdottoUnCampione” campaign, created to help the 34 Italian athletes selected to participate in the next World Special Olympic Games.
In 2018 Snaitech endorsed, for the second year in a row, Special Olympics Italy and has hosted the Opening Ceremony of the XXXIV National Summer Games at the SNAI Sesana Racetrack of Montecatini Terme. In 2018 the donation was just one of the actions to support the Games: thanks to “My Special Days”, the corporate volunteering program, over 130 employees offered a concrete support to the manifestation, thus experiencing the true meaning of the term “inclusion”. The volunteers became an integral part of the event, participating in all the activities, from logistics to organizational, sharing unforgettable moments with the athletes, in the spirit of reciprocal growth and enrichment.
Francesca Rava Foundation – NPH Italia Onlus
The Francesca Rava Foundation is an Onlus, established in 2000, with the mission of helping disadvantaged children in Italy and in the world and represents in Italy the organization N.P.H. – Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (Our little brothers) an international humanitarian organization which for the last 60 years has rescued orphans and abandoned children.
Our partnership with the iZilove foundation has the goal of supporting foster homes in Milan, Rome and Lucca (which are the locations of Snaitech’s three offices). In particular, the project entails support for sports activities (swimming, basketball and horse-riding therapy), as well as therapeutic/psychological and scholastic activities for children who have been removed from their families and are hosted in foster homes, as well as for needy families, through the organization of events for children in the area dedicated to children at Snai’s San Siro Gallop Horsetrack or through special internal initiatives such as, for example, “Children in the Office”and fair Christmas markets.
Renato Piatti Foundation
Renato Piatti Foundation develops projects and provides services to more than 440 persons affected by psychological disorder, with the aim to support their families, help recovering their skills and favouring social inclusion. Snaitech, acting through iZilove foundation, hosted the fair Christmas markets in its Milan head office. This was a chance for all employees to purchase gifts and contribute to several projects for children with autism supported by Renato Piatti Foundation. Furthermore, SNAI San Siro racecourse hosted a fair Milonga in its Weighting building and the amount collected was donated to the Autism Milan Center (CTRS).In addition, in 2019, the iZilove Foundation contributed directly to the purchase of new and innovative tools for the clinical assessment of children with autism assisted by the CTRS in Milan.
"Building the Future” Award
Snaitech, through iZilove Foundation, undertakes to support the “Building the Future” Award, a charity project by the Building the Future Foundation, which, since 2001, has been promoting research activities, meetings, exhibitions and training, favoring the participation of young people with the intervention of business, artisanal and cultural community leaders. In particular, for the last 16 years the Award has endorsed those who works in favour of young people and children, for the weak and vulnerable members of society, contributing to support 358 non profit realities and their projects in sporting and social contexts.
Care & Share
The mission of Care&Share is to provide education and assistance to poor and needy Indian children. Its attention is focused on poor children in rural areas and in the slums of the city of Vijayawada (which is in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh) and naturally on assistance and education initiatives for street children hosted in our two facilities Daddy's Home and Butterfly Hill. Through its «Scholarships» program, through the iZilove Foundation, SNAITECH intends to ensure the continuation of studies to deserving students at three Colleges in Vijawavada, ensuring that they are given the opportunity to complete their studies and begin a new life with a solid educational background.In 2019, through the iZilove Foundation, Snaitech will contribute to the renovation of a primary school and an Anganwadi Centre in the village of Panasapalli, a government centre offering free healthcare, nutritional support and recreational and school activities to women and children.
Our partnership projects with Telethon in support of research against muscular dystrophy and rare genetic diseases have employed a range of different fund-raising channels: through the network spanning the entire national territory or the website snai.it, through a direct donation by the company, or the direct involvement of our entire personnel through "payroll giving” through which each employee is free to donate 1 hour of work or to personally make a donation through his or her paystub
MIP – POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Through the iZilove Foundation, thanks to the collaboration established with the MIP - Politecnico di Milano, Snaitech has sustained two scholarships for the Master Executive in Management of Cultural Heritage and Institutions, a training course that aims to create a meeting point between Italian cultural heritage and professionals able to offer a multidisciplinary approach to the enhancement of assets. In the project undertaken at the end of the master course, dedicated to the Snai San Siro Racecourse, creative and innovative hypotheses were presented for the reinterpretation of the spaces of the second grandstand. For Snaitech, the start of this important partnership with the Polytechnic of Milan meant taking a further step on the journey of enhancement and promotion of the Racecourse, increasingly at the centre of cultural initiatives and projects open to all citizens.