2022 AILO Donation Day at the British Institute



Maria Teresa Medri and Begga Leifsdottir illustrating the VivaVittoria crochet project that will give assistance to victims of domestic violence. Photo and video by Ted De Veer.

Thousands of euros raised at the American-International League (AILO) mini Christmas bazaar were given to several non-profit organizations during an official Donation Day ceremony on May 3, 2022 at the British Institute of Florence.

Each of the recipients — the Oratorio di San Filippo Neri (neighborhood center); AIL Firenze (leukemia patients), Crescere Insieme (people with learning difficulties and physical challenges), Associazione Pantagruel (women prison inmates) and VivaVittoria Firenze (victims of domestic violence) — will utilize the money to carry forward projects that otherwise would not be possible.

To see a video of the ceremony, please click here.

The mini Christmas bazaar took place from December 4 to 6, 2021, just two weeks before the steep wave of Omicron infections hit Florence.

Founded in 1975, AILO is a non-profit association with the mission to support charitable organizations specialized in assistance in Florence and its province. A club committee researches and visits each applicant, with recipients of proceeds that come in from  fundraising events selected by the membership.