This year, the organization collaborates with Actua SCCL, Aldees Infantils SOS, Autisme amb Futur, Fundació Port Aventura, Fundació Privada Ared, Horizontes Abiertos and She Bistro

The Familia Torres Foundation, created in 1986 by the third generation of the Penedès family winery, collaborates this year in seven social projects of different state NGOs. The board of trustees has selected them from among 64 projects presented by 60 entities from all over the territory in the call for aid for this 2023. They are projects focused on the empowerment of women, the protection of children and help to vulnerable groups. In addition, each of them has the direct and personal involvement of one of the members of the Foundation’s board of trustees, which is made up of the women of the fourth and fifth generations of the Torres Family and the president of the winery, Miguel A. Torres .

Three of the chosen projects are aimed at children. The Espai Familiar project of Actua SCC, a non-profit social initiative cooperative, aims to provide psychological support to minors and their families in three Residential Educational Action Centers (CRAE) in the Penedès. The Dreams Village project, from the Port Aventura Foundation, focuses on welcoming boys and girls and family members who are going through a process of treatment or recovery from serious illnesses, offering them accommodation in the amusement park for a week to enjoy the facilities. The third project is from Aldees Infantils SOS, through which it provides financial support to a village located in Sant Feliu de Codines, which welcomes 50 children between the ages of 3 and 18 each year, temporarily, until they are found a host family or they can return with their families.

The Foundation is also collaborating this year with four projects to help women at risk of social exclusion. These are the program of accompaniment and orientation to the insertion of the Ared Private Foundation in Barcelona, which helps 25 women who have been victims of gender violence and are living in a situation of poverty and social exclusion; the Igualando talentos project of Horizontes Abiertos in Madrid, which provides help to vulnerable women to improve their employability through personalized training and professionalization itineraries, and finally, the program of the purpose-built restaurant She Bistro in Barcelona, which creates opportunities for women survivors of gender violence and young people with intellectual disabilities.

The Familia Torres Foundation is also collaborating this year with the association Autisme amb Futur del Penedès, which offers independent living resources to people with ASD who are beginning to make the transition to adult life. Beyond these seven projects where the entity collaborates throughout the year, specific resources are also allocated to other humanitarian aid organizations.

More than three million euros in the last ten years

Every year, the Familia Torres Foundation publishes a call for grants on its website to receive proposals aligned with its areas of action: helping children: contributing to improving the health of vulnerable groups; favor the empowerment of women; promote culture and collaborate financially in natural disasters. After the vote of the members of the board of trustees, the Foundation selects the projects to which it allocates an annual contribution in order to be carried out.

In the last 10 years, the organization has contributed more than three million euros to social projects, especially those focused on helping children, which are the ones that concentrate the most resources. As a novelty, this year each member of the board sponsors one of the projects, getting involved personally.

The Familia Torres Foundation was created in 1986 by Miguel Torres Carbó and his wife Margarita Riera. Since then it has collaborated in more than 400 cooperation projects in 12 countries, promoted by public and private organizations. The organization has been chaired by Mireia Torres, fifth generation of the Torres Family, for five years, after taking over from her mother Waltraud Maczassek, who maintains her involvement as honorary president.

Last Friday, November 4, we visited the Actua social initiative cooperative, where the Families Project funded by the Familia Torres Foundation takes place.

This is a therapeutic project led by two psychologists from Actua and who attend to children and young people from the residential centers that the organization manages in Penedès. The entity oversees the development and management of socio-educational action projects for the social promotion of people, the prevention of situations of social vulnerability in children and young people and the improvement of coexistence.

The visit also served to get to know the people who work there and to get to know the facilities they have in Vilafranca del Penedès.

It is always a pleasure to visit the entities with which we collaborate, and thus strengthen the relationships that make possible the social projects we support.

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day and from the Familia Torres Foundation we want to congratulate you all.

Promoting the empowerment of women is one of our objectives and is part of our mission. In our foundation, the women of the Torres Family who form the Board of Trustees have been and are involved in the management of both cultural and social projects to improve our environment.

Carrying out initiatives that ensure social integration and their own well-being and that of their families, we ensure that women are the true protagonists of their lives.

Today we want to remember some of the most important and inspiring projects that we have been supporting for several years.

Between 2006 and 2008, the Familia Torres Foundation collaborated with the Vicente Ferrer Foundation in the construction of a school and a vocational training center for more than 100 women from the Kadiri region (Anantapur – India).

For more than 10 years we have been collaborating with the ARED Foundation in Barcelona to accompany and personally and professionally train women from prisons in Catalonia.

Also in Barcelona, ​​together with BarcelonActua, we support women from various countries around the world for social and labor inclusion, along with school support for their children.

Finally, in 2022 we have begun to collaborate with the Fundación Horizontes Abiertos de Madrid, for residential care and psychological support for ex-prison women and women at risk of social exclusion with dependent children who do not have the training, work, family, and economic resources enough to live with dignity.You can find more information about these projects and about the foundation at https://fundacionfamiliatorres.org/

The Ared Foundation celebrated its most special night on October 28, a night full of enthusiasm and encounters, in the incomparable setting of the Palo Alto gardens.

With an attendance of 254 people, they managed to collect € 30,750 that will guarantee the employability, for a whole year, of the most vulnerable women who serve in Ared, through fair and dignified working conditions.

The Familia Torres Foundation collaborates annually in projects to increase the empowerment of women in vulnerable situations to facilitate access and reincorporation to the work market.

Ared was born 27 years ago in the tailoring workshop of Wad – Ras, the Women’s Penitentiary Center of Barcelona, ​​as an initiative promoted by five women deprived of liberty, students of a tailoring course, to offer training and a new opportunity of life once they left Wad-Ras.

Currently, they have cared for more than 12,500 people and inserted more than 3,800 women into the world of work.

Yesterday we celebrated International Women’s Day and we want to make our collaborators participate in some of the most important and inspiring projects that we have supported for several years.

In collaboration with the Barcelonactua Foundation, the “Women of the World” project helps more than twenty women with children in socially vulnerable situations in Barcelona.

The project consists of a weekly group coaching meeting to work on self-esteem and foster bonds of mutual support, as well as the “Rebost Solidario” activity, which offers mothers fresh and protein foods weekly to contribute to their food security and a diet. healthy family member.

Derived from the same project, we also support “Empowered woman De-BAC” that offers training, social mentoring and labor insertion to women in vulnerable situations with the aim of improving their employability.

On the other hand, we also collaborate with the Ared Foundation to achieve the social and labor integration of almost thirty women in a situation of social exclusion, mainly women from prisons and social services.

Through the realization of personalized insertion itineraries, during 2020 and thanks to the Torres Family Foundation, the social insertion of most of the women assisted and of the children in their care was achieved through substantial improvement of their personal, professional, and economic autonomy.

One of our main objectives is to help women in situations of social vulnerability and promote their empowerment; We know that an empowered woman has the power to positively impact her family and her community, and that an empowered mother is capable of raising emotionally healthy and independent children.