The National Council of Notaries grants its Patronage to initiatives of particular professional, cultural, scientific, social, educational, environmental and economic value which are promoted by third parties, both public and private, and have to do with the areas of interest of the notarial profession, so long as they are consistent with the functions and aims of the CNN (National Council of Notaries) and the furtherance of the role of the Notariat.
In recent years there have been significant increases in relationships with the world of non-profit bodies with which the CNN – by way of its Communications Office – carries on an active collaboration for the promotion of their Testamentary Legacies Campaign. This often involves local meetings between notaries and members of the public with the aim of responding in simple language to the ever more frequent requests for information about inheritance laws.
These initiatives are promoted by the various Associations in order to develop – as has been the case for years in English-speaking countries – a culture of testamentary legacies as a tool for directing part of one’s resources to such an institution.
In particular, in recent times the CNN has extended its Patronage to the following Associations:
ActionAid – Hunger affects over a billion people in the world and is the first cause of death. In 2010 this Association launched its “Operation Hunger” campaign in defence of the right to food, addressed to the public, to governments, to international organisations and businesses, with the goal of allowing people living in conditions of poverty the opportunity to organise and mobilise to claim, obtain and enjoy their fundamental rights.
AISM – The Italian Multiple Sclerosis Association (Associazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla) is the point of reference for over 60,000 persons affected by this disease and for members of their families. In order to offer them the right to a good quality of life and full social integration, the AISM has for 40 years – by way of more than 10,000 volunteers – been active throughout Italy, awakening public opinion. Since 1998 it has been aided by FISM, the Italian Multiple Sclerosis Foundation ([Fondazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla), which was set up to continue to finance and promote scientific research into the disease. The Honorary President of AISM and FISM is the Nobel Laureate Rita Levi Montalcini.
Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù – For over 140 years the Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital in Rome has been caring for children from all over the world, safeguarding their health and protecting them from disease. “Let’s help the Future grow up” is the name of a new social campaign collecting funds destined, inter alia, to finance the largest paediatric research centre in Europe. The appeal is to all those who wish to make an important gesture that will remain in the memory and in the lives of future generations.
Care & Share – Caring and sharing is the mission of this Association formed in 1991 to operate in the Indian city of Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, an extremely poor agricultural state where survival is a daily challenge. Care & Share provides education for children living in indigent families, supports HIV-positive and handicapped children and cares for more than 1,200 street children who live in two orphanages, Daddy’s Home and Butterfly Hill. In recent years, over 18,000 children have been helped.