Looking after those in need


In recent days the Adeje council signed a contract for the provision of non-perishable foods and essential products to assist families in need or/and at risk of social exclusion in the borough.

The new agreement is designed to offer immediate help. “With this new initiative we are offering an emergency assistance service dealing, above all, with those needing food and personal hygiene products” commented the Adeje social welfare councillor, Isabel Fernández González, adding that the service will also be working to address the reasons behind the emergency situation people find themselves in and that place them at the risk of social exclusion.

Items that will be provided will include rice, cereals, flour, and food stuffs in jars/tins such as jams, beans, and hygienic products such as soap, nappies, shower gel, toothbrushes and toothpaste, etc. According to the councillor with this new agreement the have a two-year stock of products for those in need of urgent and immediate attention.


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Siam Mall’s social responsibility

Siam Mall has donated school materials to families in need

The Adeje councillor for social welfare, Isabel Fernández González, was in Siam Mall earlier this week to meet with the centre’s manager Hugo Gil and collect a donation of school materials for Adeje families in need.

Earlier this month the centre also hosted a school book exchange programme as well as giving out materials – note books, pencils and pens, etc. “The day was a huge success”, said Gil. “This was our first time to host an event of this kind and we were delighted with the outcome”. Next year they are already planning to repeat the exchange and hopefully get more people involved. “As part of Siam Mall’s ‘corporative social responsibility’ this is an important theme, and more so when we have the chance to talk to children involved”.

The Adeje councillor said “it is so important that society in involved in these kind of solidarity initiatives, and we are fortunate that many of our local institutions as well as individuals do contribute and work with our department to help those in the borough that are less fortunate. When Siam Mall got in touch with us to ask how they could help we came up with the book exchange idea as this is a huge cost for families particularly at the start of the school year. This was the first year and we look forward to many more similar initiatives as they really do benefit so many families here.”



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Army concert donation



500 kilos of products – dry goods, personal hygiene items, etc. were handed over by the local army brigade to the Adeje council earlier today.

The donation was made possible by the funds raised by the Army band Christmas Concert in the Magma Arte & Congresos centre, which was held on December 17th for the second consecutive year in Adeje.

The goods will be stored in the Adeje food bank and given over the families in need in the borough. The donation was handed over to the councillors Isabel Fernández González and Adolfo Alonso Ferrera by Commandant José Ignacio García Salamanca.
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La Caleta donation



The La Caleta fiestas committee donate goods worth €1,000 to families in need

The president of the 2016 La Caleta Fiestas committee, Manuel Luis Morales, and vicepresident Estrella Jorge, recently handed over €1,000 worth of goods to the Adeje department of social welfare, specifically items for baby care, including nappies, baby food, formula, etc. The goods were handed over at the Adeje Food Bank and were gratefully received by the councillor for social welfare, Isabel Fernández González.

Councillor Fernández said she was “profoundly grateful for this solidarity gesture on the part of the La Caleta committee. It’s these kind of actions that help us reach all the families in need in the Adeje borough and in particular those most vulnerable, most in need, the children”.


The Adeje Food Bank has been operated by the Adeje council for a number of years to ensure that families in the borough have access to basics during hard times. As well as food, the council, through the offices of the department of social welfare, can help with other financial problems with a team of professional assessors and social welfare officers on hand.

In addition to this assistance, other departments are also helping families in difficulties, such as travel and book grants from the department of education for students in the borough, and social and training programmes created by the department of employment promotion, designed for those in danger of social exclusion.
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Arvelo and Miraverde Association’s Toy Story!

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The social welfare councillor Isabel Fernández and her team are working to ensure every child in Adeje is visited by The Three Kings over the festive season

During the week the Miraverde Association dropped into the office of the Social Welfare department to hand over a cheque for over €2,200 collected during a series of fund raising events. The money is going to the Arvelo toy stores who will supply the department with toys for children in need in the borough, from families registered with the Social Services department.

According the councillor Isabel Fernández González “we are delighted because thanks to the solidarity and help of the residents of Miraverde over €2,200 has been raised which is going to the Arvelo toy company who will make sure we have the toys we need for the children from families who may be struggling financially this year. We are working to make sure no child is without a gift this year”.

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Carlos Arvelo, director general of the company, said “we will be able to hand over a lot of toys this year as we will take them from our warehouse and charge wholesale prices only, so we can purchase a lot more toys with the monies raised”.

Marco Flor, spokesperson for the residents in Miraverde commented, “this year we raised €2,200 and we hope next year it will be more. As well as raising money we have also taken the opportunity to explain to everyone what a good cause it is. The majority of our residents are German, about 400 persons, and we have been delighted to be able to hold solidarity fund raising events over many years”. He also thanked Frutería Gorrin and Clinca Dental Kutnjak for their donations.

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