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Friday, 12 June 2015 15:48

Why Need You

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Need You Onlus is a NO-PROFIT organization set up in order to help poor children living in Don Orione foundation’s communities all over the world. At the moment, Need You also supports other organizations which help children in difficult situations.

Some years ago, Adriano Assandri, a businessman from Northern Italy, together with a group of friends, decided to devote some of their time and money to destitute people, especially CHILDREN.

The aim of the organization is to provide help and protection to children, both in Italy and abroad, with special attention to those living in developing countries.

Need  You Onlus intends to protect and support children and teenagers in the Third World, providing  help constantly.

The main activities are:

- SAD - Distance adoption - (support)- It’s not a legal adoption, but a project that aims to support orphans and children of poor families

- Construction of hospitals, schools, recreation centers, rehabilitation centers, atelier for prosthetic  construction, operating theatres, rescue villages, centers   for vocational  education, sport centers and much more

- Fund-raising  campaigns and events

- Collaboration with other No Profit associations


Words from the President, Adriano Assandri:

Because of my job, I’ve travelled all over the world: from Italy to Venezuela, from North Korea to New Zealand ... I’ve filled up 15 passports with stamps and visas. I’ve met a lot of people from many different countries from whom I've learned a lot about several cultures; it was during my trip to Brazil that something  changed inside me and pushed me to get closer to the world of volunteerism  and international cooperation.

In 1982, I was strolling through the streets of Rio de Janeiro with one of my Brazilian clients, when  my attention was caught by a child who was sleeping huddled up  in front of the bank’s entrance. He was about 8 years old, with curly blonde hair and blue eyes. All of a sudden I thought, "That child is like my brother."

My childhood came into my mind: my neighborhood, my old house, the blankets that didn’t keep warm at all, the arguments over money and my brother with his blue eyes and smile.

Suddenly, I attempted  to get close to the Brazilian child, but my client stopped me and said, "What are you doing? Can’t you see that it’s a street child?". Those words resounded in my head as a warning against a rabid dog. But it was not a dog ... he was a child. A child like my brother.

Just at that moment I thought that if my brother had been born in Brazil, in a favela, he probably would have slept at the entrance of a bank and would have been pointed at as a dangerous animal. His fate would have been different. Very different.

From that moment on I’ve started doing my best to change things. Thanks especially to my meeting with Dr. Santero, I had the opportunity to know the Don Orione Foundation and its Communities in Ivory Coast and Brazil, and to support their projects in order to give children the chance to live a different life. A better life.

Some friends of mine and I decided to set up Need You Onlus in order to synergistically help the children of many communities and missions all over the world.

When people ask me "Why?", I like to tell a story that my dear friend Max Damioli sent me:

“After a storm, a young girl on the beach  was trying to throw back into the sea hundreds of starfishes washed up on the beach by the rough water. A man approached her and asked what she was doing and she replied candidly: “ I’m throwing the starfishes back into the sea”. Then the man said, "Can’t  you see they are millions? What difference can it make?". The girl replied, "It makes a difference for the ones that I throw  back into the sea."

Grazie alla legge finanziaria n. 266 del 23 dicembre 2005, puoi sostenere Need You ONLUS scegliendo di destinare il 5 X 1000 dell'imposta del reddito sulle persone fisiche (IRPEF) alle attività della nostra ONLUS.

Per fare questo sulla tua dichiarazione fiscale (modello integrativo CUD 2006, modello 730/1 bis o Modello Unico Redditi Persone Fisiche) dovrai firmare nel riquadro ove è scritto: "Sostegno del volontariato, delle organizzazioni non lucrative di utilità sociale, delle associazioni di promozione sociale, delle associazioni e fondazioni", indicando nell'apposito spazio il codice fiscale di Need You ONLUS: 90017090060

Non si tratta di un aggravio alle tue imposte : lo Stato rinuncerà alla quota del 5 X 1000 per destinarla alla finalità da te indicata. Con una semplice firma, quindi, potrai dare una aiuto importante a tutti i "nostri" bambini.

Inoltre donare il 5 X 1000 alla Need You, non preclude il fatto di poter donare l' 8 X 1000 alla Chiesa Cattolica o ad altre confessioni religiose, per scopi definiti dalla legge: potrai quindi donare sia l' 8 X 1000 che il 5 X 1000.

Qualora tu debba redigere solo ed esclusivamente il modello integrativo CUD 2006, poichè questo modello non deve essere presentato all'Amministrazione Finanziaria, per far si che il 5 X 1000 venga destinato alla nostra ONLUS, hai due possibilità:

  1. consegnarlo in busta chiusa ad uno sportello di una banca o di un ufficio postale che provvederà a trasmetterlo all'Amministrazione Finanziaria. La busta deve recare l'indicazione: "SCELTA PER LA DESTINAZIONE DEL CINQUE PER MILLE DELL'IRPEF", nonchè il TUO codice fiscale, il tuo nome e cognome. Il servizio da parte delle banche e degli uffici postali è gratuito. Nel caso in cui tu abbia effettuato la scelta sia per la destinazione dell'8 X 1000 dell'IRPEF sia che del 5 X 1000 dell'IRPEF, può essere utilizzata un'unica busta recante l'indicazione: "SCELTA PER LA DESTINAZIONE DEL CINQUE E DELL'OTTO PER MILLE DELL'IRPEF".
  2. consegnarlo ad un intermediario abilitato all'intermediazione telematica (professionisti, CAF, ecc...) che deve emettere una ricevuta attestante l'impegno a trasmettere la scelta. Questo servizio potrebbe essere effettuato dietro pagamento di un corrispettivo.
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  1. 1.What is  Long Distance Adoption?

    Long Distance Adoption is a concrete action of solidarity in support of children in the poorest countries and their families; they receive food, schooling and medicines they need, remaining in their country and with their families.

    Thanks to Long Distance Adoption families are able to take care of their children; thus, the disintegration of the family unit because of the pressure of economic difficulties is avoided.

     2.What does the child receive?

    Thanks to your contribution we will pay for the basic needs of a child, for example:

    School fees

    Educational material

    Medical treatments



    Transparency and correct information is very important for us: the benefactors will be duly informed about the destination of their funds through, for example, regular newsletters, photos, documents, in order to prove the actual realization of the projects supported.

    3.How much does it cost?

    If you choose to sponsor a child, the cost is 250 euro per year. Payment can be made by transfer to the bank account  c/o The Banca Carige (Acqui Terme branch), specifying the reason (e.g. "Adozione a distanza”- Costa D’Avorio).

    4.How long does “the Adoption” last?

    It is like a real adoption: it can last until the child is able to support himself.

    However, you can terminate the adoption at any time, by giving a three months’ notice in order to find another “adoptive parent”.

    5.Why support a Distance Adoption project?

    It is much more than a simple economic help, since it establishes a bond of solidarity, mutual understanding and affection between different populations.

    It is a concrete sign of the union of populations that nowadays we clearly need.

    6.Who can support a child?
    Special conditions to support a child are not required. The spirit of solidarity is enough!

    7. Who do we support?

    Our Distance Support projects aim to help poor children in Bonoua (Ivory Coast), Payatas (Philippines), Bukavu (D.R. Congo), from 0 to 18 years old; we give priority to orphans, disabled, with single-parent or seriously ill parents. Occasionally the support can be extended over time to permit the continuation of studies.

    8. How can I get information about child’s health and school progress?

    After the payment, the specific documentation of the child will be sent to you. Moreover, whenever we receive news about the child, we will report them to you.

    9.Can I get in touch with the child?

    Yes indeed. If you wish, you can start an exchange of letters, drawings or photos with the adopted child. You can also travel to the country to visit the child or learn about the project. Our representatives in the country will favor the encounter and the contact between the parties.

    10. Can the amount be detracted?

    Yes, if you keep a copy of the payment, you will write off the expenses on your taxes (only in Italy)

    11.I wish to participate as a volunteer in the projects supported by Need You Onlus. Who should I contact?

    First of all, you should contact our Association that will put you in touch with the representatives of the various volunteer centers.

    12 What is a non-governmental organization (NGO)?

    It is a no-profit organization that operates in the field of cooperation with developing countries, qualified  by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to carry out  cooperation programs  in accordance with art. 28 of Law no. 49 of 1987. The DGCS (Directorate General for Development Cooperation) may entrust the implementation of PROGRAMS, that is, it can contribute to the realization of the initiatives proposed to Italian NGOs and also belonging to the EU or to States parties of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

    13 What are the key points of the Italian Law on Development Cooperation?

    The Law 49 of 26 February 1987 disciplines the cooperation between Italy and Countries in the developing world. The article 1 states: “Development cooperation is an integral part of Italy's foreign policy and pursues the objectives of solidarity among peoples and the full application of the fundamental human rights. It is inspired by the principles sanctioned by the United Nations and by EEC-ACP [African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States] agreements.

    Its aim is to satisfy primary needs and, first and foremost, to safeguard human life, food self-sufficiency, the enhancement of human resources, the conservation of the environmental heritage, the implementation and consolidation of endogenous development processes and the economic, social and cultural growth of developing countries. Development cooperation shall also pursue the goal of improving the status of women and children and supporting the promotion of women.(…)”

    The Italian Development Cooperation is an integral part of foreign policy and pursues the international objectives of economic and social development.

    The general objectives of the Development Cooperation are fixed in the multilateral agreement  (UN, The World Bank, OECD) and the European Union. The objectives of the Millennium Development Goals, adopted by the Countries in the UN Millennium Declaration of September 2000, are the basic guidelines for developing policies.

    The specific objectives, geographical and thematic, of the Italian Cooperation also stem from the commitments made by Italy for the G8 summits in Genoa, Kananaskis and Evian and the European Council in Barcelona and Seville in the areas of financing for development, food security and sustainable development.

    The main initiatives the Italian Development Cooperation is currently conducting are:

    G8 Africa Action Plan, to support the countries of the continent;

    G8 Action Plan in support of education for all (Education for All);

    G8 Genoa Action Plan to overcome the digital divide and the Italian e-government initiative for development;

    participation in the process of rehabilitation and reconstruction in Iraq, and participation in the process of pacification and reconstruction of Afghanistan;

    participation in the fight against hunger in the world through the Special Fund for Food Security of the FAO, of which Italy is the first donor;

    the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria;

    support to Argentina after the recent economic and financial crisis;

    promotion of legal and judicial reforms in developing countries for the establishment of democratic systems;

    protection of cultural heritage and environment;

    improvement and protection of women; fight against human trafficking; measures to prevent and combat the exploitation of children in situations of risk, armed conflict and work;

    Overall, about 40% of Italian aid is paid to the 49 countries classified by the UN as Least Developed Countries; Italian development aid is geographically distributed as follows: Sub-Saharan Africa (40%), the Middle East and North Africa (25%), Balkan Europe (12%), Latin America (15%), Asia (8%).

    The major providers of Italian ODA are the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economy and Finance (about 1/3 each). Added to this, for smaller amounts, other departments such as Environment, Production, Health, Interior and institutions of decentralized cooperation (Regions, Provinces, Municipalities). The last third of Italian ODA consists of transfers from the European Union.

    A new fundamental and distinctive strategy of the Italian Cooperation is the increasing  use of decentralized cooperation made ​​with regions, municipalities, public and private foundations, associations, universities and research centers in order to move the entire "System Italy" towards important projects of development cooperation in accordance with the UN Millennium Development Goals, which call for a growing partnership between public and private sector in the fight against poverty and global challenges.

    14. What is Fair Trade?

    Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seek greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South. Fair Trade Organizations, backed by  consumers, are actively engaged in supporting producers,  awareness  raising  and  in campaigning  for  changes  in  the  rules  and practice  of conventional international trade. Fair Trade products are produced and traded in accordance with these principles - wherever possible verified by credible, independent assurance systems.

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Fondazione Don Orione official website.


Nonreligious and nonparty association that is based on the values ​​of solidarity and justice with particular reference to health, education and personal dignity.


Association of Sezzadio (AL), which operates in Tanzania (Dodoma region, Hombolo mission) to help and support the community.


Association of International Solidarity and Emergencies, operates in the Balkans and in Eritrea, lending economic support and educational projects in particular in postwar reality.


Non-profit association that aims to protect the health of the disabled people, in Italy and abroad, through the recovery from disability.


Association of Acqui Terme, founded in 1996 with the purpose of offering psychological and economic support to cancer patients and their families. The Association collaborates with Need You on awareness-raising projects and volunteering in schools.


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It offers relational tools, practical tips, new communication models (the result of personal experiences and clinical advice) to improve the emotional climate of all those families who felt abandoned after having adopted a child, for all those who are afraid of being judged as parents, and for all those guys who love and are grateful to their parents but experience emotions (anger, desires to escape..) that are difficult to manage.

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To support projects and activities for the children, you can make a donation in the following ways:


Regione Barbato, 21
15011 Acqui Terme (AL) - Italia

Banca: Carige
IBAN IT65 S061 75479 4200 0000 583480

Banca: Fineco Spa
IBAN: IT06 D030 15032 0000 00031 84 112

Banca: Unicredit
IBAN: IT63 N020 0848 45000 01013 53990

Our current account is: 64869910

Please specify both in the reason for the TRANSFER  and the deposit into the POSTAL  ACCOUNT  the project that you  want to support  (for example: "Distance Adoption Congo").

It is very important that you also specify your name, surname and your full address (if possible also your e-mail address) in order to let us send you the bank transfer receipt and bring you up to date on the child or the work that you support. If we do not  receive this information, your contribution will remain anonymous.

If you do not have a precise idea, your offer will be used for the project more urgent.

3 - ON-LINE  through  Paypal:


4 - (only for Italy) donating 5 X MILLE of your income tax on natural persons  to our association

FISCAL CODE  90017090060

5 - click on IL MIO DONO and specify the project and the amount to donate.


BECOME A PARTNER of Need You Onlus

(only for Italy)

We remind you that your contribution is tax-deductible:

Natural persons, for the amounts donated to our association, can choose between:

deduct  from taxable  income IRPEF (income tax on natural persons) , up to 10% of the total income and anyway  up to a maximum of 70.000 euro per year (Art. 14, Decree Law  n. 35/2005 converted into Law n. 80 of 14/05/2005  - OJ n. 111 of 14/05/2005);

deduct from the gross tax the 19% up to a maximum of € 2,065.83 for the tax period (Article 15, subsection 1-bis of the Consolidated Act n. 917 of 22/12/1986 amended by the Legislative Decree 460/1997 and the Legislative Decree of 12/12/2003 n. 334)

Companies can deduct from taxable income the donations to the association for an amount equal to the 10% of total income and anyway up to a maximum of 70.000 euro per year (Art. 14, Decree Law n. 35/2005 converted to Law n. 80 of 14/05/2005- OJ n. 111 of 14/05/2005).

In both cases, the payment must be made ​​through bank or post office otherwise  through other payment systems provided for by article 23 of the Legislative Decree n.241 of 9/7/1997.

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