Help WelcomeHOME to continue creating opportunities for homeless people
Fundação EDP

Help WelcomeHOME to continue creating opportunities for homeless people

With this campain, WelcomeHome intends to raise 6.000€ to rehabilitate a building and, thus, create the WelcomeHOME Spot.

  • 6007

    raised

    100% of 6 000€

    23 backers

  • 30/11/2017

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  • Completed

    This project has been successfully funded

With this campain, WelcomeHome intends to raise 6.000€ to rehabilitate a building and, thus, create the WelcomeHOME Spot.

With this campain, WelcomeHome intends to raise 6.000€ to rehabilitate a building and, thus, create the WelcomeHOME Spot. The building itself has 16 square meters and its located in Rua do Souto (Sé, Porto). This support will enable WelcomeHOME to continue its work with the homeless people community, mainly through the creation of the WelcomeHOME Spot – a point of reference for guided tours conducted by homeless people and also a place to market products developed by WelcomeHOME (Postcards, Tote Bags ...).

With this new project, we intend to continue our mission and create added opportunities for integration and sustainability for homeless people in the city of Porto.

The campaign is being developed with the support of the Transversal Area of Social Economy of the Catholic University and the EDP Foundation. Collaborate with us too, either through individual or institutional donations, and join the campaign. Help WelcomeHOME continue its work with the homeless community.

About the author

WelcomeHOME is a Social Solidarity Cooperative, founded in 2014, and our mission is to promote the training, support and job placement of homeless people in the city of Porto. WelcomeHOME Tours was the first activity developed, former or actual homeless people are tour guides and offer a differentiated view of the city, both in both in historical content and in life experiences. Also, we have created products for sale, such as, for instance, postcards with photos captured by homeless people and tote-bags with original illustrations made by local artists.

The commercialization of these products emerged with the objective of raising alternative revenues that may contribute to the sustainability of the Cooperative. In addition to the activities identified, WelcomeHOME also works on the "Platform + Emprego" project, which, in turn, aims to promote training and job placement for homeless people. Since 2013 it has been possible to collaborate in the employability process of 35 citizens and also to develop 2 courses in basic skills directed exclusively to these individuals. WelcomeHOME also collaborates with "Vozes do Silêncio", a cultural project created with the objective of promoting the active participation of homeless people and also raising awareness of this social problem through different forms of artistic expression.

WecomeHOME has already collaborated in the development of 5 seminars on the problem and also supported the film "Silêncio" by Christophe Bisson, where the actors are homeless people. Currently, WelcomeHOME is participating in the development of a book on the subject.

Budget and due dates

The 6,000 € in question are to requalify a space of 16 square meters that needs to be intervened, specifically in the creation of sanitation and interior renovations. If the campaign is successful, we aim to proceed with the intervention by the end of 2017.

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    5€ or more

    Postcards

    Support this campaign with 5€ or more and get a Set of 5 Postcards with different photographs, from the city of Porto, captured by homeless people. This product arose from a workshop that WelcomeHOME promoted for the homeless, and the result was so satisfactory that this product was created. Postcards can be collected at the WelcomeHOME Spot after January 2018 or mailed by the same dates (delivery costs will be supported by WelcomeHOME).

    4 backers

  • Invest with
    10€ or more

    Tote Bag

    Support this campaign with 10€ or more and get a tote bag with original illustrations. WelcomeHOME challenged 4 artists from the city of Porto to create original illustrations alluding to the scope of the action of the Institution. Thus, we have 4 bags with 4 different illustrations, the authors being: Godmess, Chei Krew, Costah and Hazul. Tote bags can be collected at the WelcomeHOME Spot after January 2018 or mailed by the same date (delivery costs will be supported by WelcomeHOME).

    7 backers

  • Invest with
    20€ or more

    Guided Tour With Homeless Person

    Support this campaign with 20€ or more and get a Guided tour conducted by a homeless person. This was the first project developed by WelcomeHOME, where a person who was or still is in a homeless situation provides a guided tour of the city and, at the same time, shares a different view of the territory, both in historical content and in life experiences. The guided tour can take place after January 2018 and will be organized with groups of at least 12 people / clients.

    7 backers

  • Invest with
    30€ or more

    Picture Captured by a Homeless Person

    Support this campaign with 30€ or more and get a picture captured by a homeless person with a cardboard photo frame. These pictures were the product of a workshop that WelcomeHOME developed for a group of homeless people. The quality of the pictures was so good that an exhibition was created and, also, they have been exposed in different cultural spaces of the city of Porto. Pictures can be collected at WelcomeHOME Spot after January 2018 or mailed by the same date (delivery cost will be supported by WelcomeHOME). We have 3 available sizes (20x30cm, 25x38cm and 30x40cm) and we are conditioned to the existing stock.

    1 backer

  • Invest with
    50€ or more

    Become a WelcomeHOME Partner-Cooperator

    Support this campaign with 50€ or more and become a WelcomeHOME Partner-Cooperator. WelcomeHOME is a Social Solidarity Cooperative oriented to promote training, support and job placement of homeless people. As an Institution widely open to those who want to collaborate in a useful way, we challenge you to become our partner.

    5 backers

  • Invest with
    200€ or more

    Become your Organization a Partner of WelcomeHOME

    WelcomeHOME is a Social Solidarity Cooperative, founded in 2014, and our mission is to promote the training, support and job placement of homeless people. As an Institution widely open to those who want to collaborate in a useful way, we challenge others Cooperatives, Misericórdias, Mutualidades, Enterprises our Associations to become our partners.

    3 backers

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Wed, 13/12/2017 - 16:34

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

Thu, 07/12/2017 - 13:56

WelcomeHOME | Agradecimentos

Caríssimos, Em nome da WelcomeHOME - Cooperativa de Solidariedade Social, gostaria de transmitir aqui os meus sinceros agradecimentos pelo apoio monetário prestado à campanha...

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30/11/2017

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Campaign launched

20/10/2017

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  • WelcomeHOME - Cooperativa de Solidariedade Social, CRL

    WelcomeHOME | Agradecimentos

    Caríssimos,

    Em nome da WelcomeHOME - Cooperativa de Solidariedade Social, gostaria de transmitir aqui os meus sinceros agradecimentos pelo apoio monetário prestado à campanha de crowdfundig. Conseguimos atingir o objectivo - 6000€, e agora vamos avançar com os trabalhos, sendo que gostaríamos de inaugurar a loja social nos inícios de 2018. Aos que tiverem interesse em acompanhar o processo mais de perto, por favor comuniquem essa intenção, pois teremos todo o gosto nisso e poderemos averiguar formas para que isso aconteça.

    Esta mensagem é em especial para as pessoas que optaram pelo anonimato, pois nestas situações a WelcomeHOME não tem acesso aos Vossos e-mails e, caso desejem o recibo, recompensa ou acompanhar o projeto, por favor enviem-nos uma mensagem para o e-mail info@welcomehome.pt.

    Em relação aos donativos/recompensas, solicitava o seguinte:
    - quem não quiser um recibo do donativo e/ou a recompensa, por favor diga;
    - quem desejar um recibo e/ou a recompensa, por favor envie-nos: nome, NIF e morada.

    Ocorreram algumas situações em que as pessoas contribuíram com 100€ ou mais € e, neste casos, a recompensa é serem sócios-cooperadores da WelcomeHOME. Neste casos e se tiverem esta intenção, por favor informem e, a curto prazo, agilizamos este processo.

    Muito obrigado, bem hajam.
    Ao dispor para qualquer esclarecimento.
    Com os melhores cumprimentos,
    Alfredo Figueiredo Costa

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Meet the people helping this dream come true

  • Anonymous

    29/11/2017 - 17:14

  • Anonymous

    29/11/2017 - 16:59

  • Luísa Ferrás

    29/11/2017 - 14:15

  • Anonymous

    29/11/2017 - 12:17

  • Anonymous

    27/11/2017 - 12:16

  • Anonymous

    26/11/2017 - 23:40

  • Anonymous

    26/11/2017 - 22:12

  • Anonymous

    26/11/2017 - 19:06

    Juntos conseguimos todos.

  • Jorge Mayer

    15/11/2017 - 10:31

    Força! Pode ser mais um excelente passo para uma cidade mais humana!

  • Nádia Oliveira

    25/10/2017 - 18:11

  • Anonymous

    25/10/2017 - 15:27

  • Patrícia Costa

    25/10/2017 - 11:27

  • Américo Mendes

    24/10/2017 - 22:57

  • Anonymous

    24/10/2017 - 20:32

  • Manuel Pizarro

    24/10/2017 - 20:19

    Uma causa que merece todo o apoio!

  • Catarina da Costa Lameira

    23/10/2017 - 23:06

  • Anonymous

    23/10/2017 - 12:12

  • Anonymous

    22/10/2017 - 17:55

  • MultiPPLicador

    22/10/2017 - 14:03

    Obrigado pela divulgação!

  • Toni Jorge

    22/10/2017 - 13:55

    Espero que consiguem angariar o dinheiro que for preciso porque este projeto merece ir para a frente... !