56%
£680raised of £1,200 target by 24 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,200 to get 83 year old homeless Orlando and 3 other men off the street and into an apartment.

Location
Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Time left
5 days to go

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Orlando is 83 years old. He is one of nearly 8000 men and women who live and sleep on the streets of Rome. He cannot afford a roof over his head. He sleeps in a dirty and dark corner underneath a concrete flyover by Rome's Tiburtina station. Orlando's friend and carer, Roberto, is 50, he is also homeless and sleeps in the same place. Roberto fears that Orlando will not survive this winter on the streets. The mornings are bitterly cold, they sleep little, and have nothing to do all day long. If we can get them both into an apartment, at a cost of around £500 a month, Roberto will also have a chance to get work. He will have an address and a base, he will be able to keep himself well presented and in time, earn money and find their own place. Meanwhile, Orlando will be comfortable and safe. We would put up to two others in the apartment with them, giving a total of four men a chance of a new life, a new start. Our aim is to support them through the winter and re-asses things in March 2017, by which time these guys will start to be self-supporting.

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  • Mary Stuart-Miller

    Mary Stuart-Miller

    24 days ago

    Mary Stuart-Miller

    After just ONE day we have raised over 10% of our target. Huge thanks to those who have already given. To those who haven't, just 10 euros will help us get four men off the streets this winter. xx

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  • Marjorie Shaw

    Marjorie Shaw

    Nov 30, 2016

    £50.00

  • Gisela Cou Du

    Gisela Cou Du

    Nov 28, 2016

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 28, 2016

    £10.00

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About the fundraiser
Mary Stuart-Miller

Mary Stuart-Miller

Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Project Rome seeks to inspire people by showing how much small acts of love, kindness and compassion can mean to people in need. We may not all be able to do great things, but we can do small things with great love.

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