A kitchen for the Casa Velha Association
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A kitchen for the Casa Velha Association

The A KITCHEN FOR THE CASA VELHA ASSOCIATION campaign aims to raise funds for the equipment needed for the kitchen that serves as support to the activities of children and young...

  • 5995

    raised

    109% of 5 500€

    93 backers

  • 13/04/2017

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  • Completed

    This project has been successfully funded

The A KITCHEN FOR THE CASA VELHA ASSOCIATION campaign aims to raise funds for the equipment needed for the kitchen that serves as support to the activities of children and young people, in the context of Ecology and Education for Development.

Raising funds for the kitchen equipment for the Casa Velha Association is the main goal of this campaign.

Inspired by the welcoming spirit of Catherine and Henrique Alvim, several ideas and dreams for Quinta da Casa Velha, where the association is located, matured in 2008. Activities and work with a strong component of connection with nature were started, experiences that took their own expression and were shared by everyone in the constitution of the Casa Velha Association - Ecology and Spirituality. The action of the association is to educate for Human Ecology: it is not only the defense of natural resources, but also and mostly the protection of the human being from his own destruction. That is how it promotes an ecological way of life, that aims a sustainable development at personal, community, local and global standard; it works the identity, responsibility and sense of belonging in a new perspective about the earth (and heart) in which we live; it seeks to activate in the population, all age groups, the will to "know" the land and to interact in a sustainable way and, therefore, combat the abandonment of the rural environment; it promotes sustainable rural development through local production and activating a solidarity network of local consumers, producers and agents; and it promotes a simple lifestyle through life sustainable experiences in the countryside.

Inspire yourself through this Casa Velha:

 

In 2013, the number of participants in activities at Casa Velha exceeded 1000, and there was a growth ever since, with 1500 participants last year.

For these participants Casa Velha Association has, among other places, the “Casa do Forno” [Oven House], a small house that in recent years has served as a kitchen to support all groups that pass by. Given the advanced stage of degradation (and lack of hygiene and safety conditions), it was urgent to start the recovery of this house, which was completed in 2015, thanks to the Terres de Femmes Prize of the Yves Rocher Foundation that was awarded to us.

However, the equipment necessary for the full functioning of the kitchen is still missing: stove, oven, dishwasher and storage cupboards.

To all those who are sensitive to the Casa Velha cause and are willing to cooperate so that their mission goes on, THANK YOU very much for supporting us and, together, carrying out the kitchen project that is and will be of everyone who passes by.

About the author

In 2008 the Casa Velha project began, which transformed the farm it into a place of union, alive and dynamic. Focusing on a principle of agroforestry sustainability and human and local development, the farm's requalification keeps the intention of welcoming each time better the people and groups that are visiting, in a close encounter with Nature.

There are two structures who function as the "body" and "soul" of this project: Casa Velha Agroturism and the Casa Velha Association - Ecology and Spirituality. Both respond to the broad mission of recovering values that with the pressure of everyday life and economic and social adversities are getting lost, such as the time for silence, the sense of belonging and connection to the earth and group identity. The two pillars that underpin this mission are sustainable local agricultural production and an agro-tourism which also cares about the integral human development.

The Casa Velha agroturism, created in September 2012 within the framework of the Casa Velha Project, proposes to his guests an involvement in this farm essence, with a warm and peaceful welcome in a rural context and also defying for several agricultural activities. It is also a strong support that funds the activities developed by the Association.

The Casa Velha Association, non-profit, turns the Casa Velha into a personal encounter and development space in direct contact with nature, through its ideals of ecology and spirituality. It also proposes cultural, social and spiritual activities that promote healthy growth of relationships, with ourselves and with others.

Budget and due dates

The Casa Velha Association intends to raise 5.000 euros within 7 weeks.

The value raised will contribute to the total kitchen equipment.

BUDGET:

5.500,00 €: is the amount that covers all the kitchen equipment: stove, oven, sink and cabinets.

- 338,25 € = 5% PPL commission amount

- 135,30 € = 2%  comission amount of payment partners (Paypal, ATM references, etc)

  • Invest with
    5€ or more

    A heartfelt thank you on our facebook page.

    8 backers

  • Invest with
    10€ or more

    A heartfelt thank you on our facebook page and a notebook produced at Casa Velha (offer shipping in Portugal only).

    16 backers

  • Invest with
    20€ or more

    A heartfelt thank you on our facebook page, a notebook and a packet of tea produced at Casa Velha (offer shipping in Portugal only).

    32 backers

  • Invest with
    50€ or more

    A heartfelt thank you on our facebook page, a notebook, a packet of tea and a jam produced at Casa Velha (offer shipping in Portugal only).

    10 backers

  • Invest with
    75€ or more

    A heartfelt thank you on our facebook page and an A5 size exclusive drawing by Margarida Alvim (offer shipping in Portugal only).

    2 backers

  • Invest with
    100€ or more

    A heartfelt thank you on our facebook page and an A4 size exclusive drawing by Margarida Alvim (offer shipping in Portugal only).

    21 backers

  • Invest with
    250€ or more

    A heartfelt thank you on our facebook page and an overnight stay for two people, with breakfast included, at the Casa Velha Agroturism.

    6 backers

Sun, 26/05/2019 - 12:50

Sun, 09/07/2017 - 17:16

Cozinha já praticamente equipada!

Dia 30 de junho chegaram finalmente os primeiros equipamentos à cozinha da Casa Velha! O fogão e o lava - loiça chegaram mesmo a tempo de servir, ao longo da semana passada (ent...

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Sat, 20/05/2017 - 23:30

Quase a arrancar!

Depois de um mês de Maio muito intenso em atividades, a obra da cozinha irá ser concretizada ao longo do mês de junho, a tempo de servir os 4 campos de férias que irão ter lugar...

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Tue, 02/05/2017 - 11:27

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

Fri, 14/04/2017 - 00:33

Obrigada!

Acabou hoje a nossa Campanha, mais do que conseguida! Muito obrigada a todos pelo vosso apoio, amizade, confiança! Esta noite, os Atravessados (Comunidade de Voluntários) assina...

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13/04/2017

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Wed, 29/03/2017 - 17:29

Conseguimos!! :)

Já atingimos o objectivo da nossa campanha crowdfunding. Já chegámos aos 100%! Ainda podemos continuar a receber apoios até às 18h00 do dia 13 de abril, os quais possibilitarã...

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Fri, 17/03/2017 - 17:26

Faltam 3 semanas e 5 dias para o fim da campanha...

... e 2444€ para atingirmos o objectivo de 5500€! MUITO OBRIGADO pelo seu apoio. MUITO OBRIGADO por acreditar connosco!

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Campaign launched

22/02/2017

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  • Casa Velha

    Cozinha já praticamente equipada!

    Dia 30 de junho chegaram finalmente os primeiros equipamentos à cozinha da Casa Velha! O fogão e o lava - loiça chegaram mesmo a tempo de servir, ao longo da semana passada (entre 3 e 7 de julho) a 3ª edição do Campo de Férias aTerra, desta vez com o lema "aTerra em Ti!". Cerca de 82 crianças (de 9 freguesias do concelho de Ourém) e 20 animadores puderam já usufruir de uma cozinha preparada para servir tantas refeições! A equipa da cozinha estava feliz e as crianças também, com tão boa comida! Durante a próxima semana deverá terminar a montagem dos equipamentos em falta, a tempo dos 5 campos de férias que se seguem, os quais irão envolver cerca de 500 crianças e jovens em cerca de 50 dias de atividades. Uma vez mais, obrigada pelo vosso apoio!!

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  • Casa Velha

    Quase a arrancar!

    Depois de um mês de Maio muito intenso em atividades, a obra da cozinha irá ser concretizada ao longo do mês de junho, a tempo de servir os 4 campos de férias que irão ter lugar ao longo do verão. Também vos queríamos pedir mais alguma paciência com as recompensas, que não estão esquecidas!! Até fim de julho serão entegues! Entretanto, precisamos das vossas moradas, podem mandar-nos por favor? Muito obrigada uma vez mais pelo vosso apoio! Até muito breve!!

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  • Casa Velha

    Obrigada!

    Acabou hoje a nossa Campanha, mais do que conseguida! Muito obrigada a todos pelo vosso apoio, amizade, confiança! Esta noite, os Atravessados (Comunidade de Voluntários) assinalaram de forma especial a lavagem de loiça dos 50 pessoas, que até domingo celebram aqui a Páscoa! Santa Páscoa para todos e muito em breve daremos notícias!

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  • Casa Velha

    Conseguimos!! :)

    Já atingimos o objectivo da nossa campanha crowdfunding. Já chegámos aos 100%!
    Ainda podemos continuar a receber apoios até às 18h00 do dia 13 de abril, os quais possibilitarão obras que tínhamos pensado fazer posteriormente: zona exterior de lavagem de loiça e zona de reciclagem de lixo e compostagem.
    Agradecemos do fundo do coração a vossa ajuda, confiança e incentivo ao longo desta campanha! MUITO OBRIGADO!

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  • Casa Velha

    Faltam 3 semanas e 5 dias para o fim da campanha...

    ... e 2444€ para atingirmos o objectivo de 5500€!
    MUITO OBRIGADO pelo seu apoio. MUITO OBRIGADO por acreditar connosco!

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