International Ambassadors for Dragon Boat Festival

Cascine Park (Piazzale delle Cascine), Florence’s largest public park on the famous Arno river. The city will welcome over 4,000 visitors from all over the world. Although the participants of the races consist mainly of women between the ages of 20 and 80 years old who engage in Dragon Boat paddling as a form of post-operative rehabilitation as breast cancer survivors, but they will also be accompanied by their family and friends who [...]

St. James Food Bank

St. James Food Bank Florence

There are volunteers in Florence who are part of a team that buys and organizes and distributes grocery bags at St. James Food Bank. With the philosophy that “no one needs to go hungry in the city,” and thanks to public donation and monthly thrift sales, the less fortunate are given food staples once a week. Volunteers include short and long-term Florence residents as well as students. When it started 20 years ago, [...]