Pediatric Emotional Well-Being
Hospital stays and treatment can bring about moments of pain, uncertainty, and a lack of understanding for pediatric patients. Nevertheless, children have an extraordinary capacity to adapt to their surroundings — their imaginations and hopes and desires are their best tools for adjusting to any situation. Having a good emotional state and positive surroundings plays a key role for children in the effectiveness of treatment and posterior recovery.
Positive emotions lead to a healthier appreciation of life's difficulties, and foment a more persistent and tolerant attitude in the face of frustration
Small actions that make a big impact on improving the emotional well-being of children, and which are endorsed by families and medical staff
Actions carried out over the past year
If your request is related to hopes and dreams, please fill out the corresponding forms:
The Barça Foundation contributes to the emotional welfare of the most vulnerable children by replying to requests from:
· Boys and girls with serious illnesses up to the age of 18 (social organisations or individuals) who wish to have a Barça experience or receive special Barça gifts
· Social entities that work with children (up to 18 years of age) in vulnerable circumstances (exclusion, disabilities, extreme poverty) who wish to visit the Barça facilities and/or receive Barça material
What we've done
The main goal of this program is to help children with serious illnesses fulfill their dreams. The project is carried out with the Make-A-Wish® Foundation and the Fundación Pequeño Deseo, and last year put smiles on the faces of 1,561 children.
For Christmas, the Barça players visited over 1,000 boys and girls in Barcelona-area hospitals
More than 100 children got to see a training session or game, in-person, and meet privately with the players
More than 226 gift baskets were sent with signed jerseys and other Barça merchandise
Project aimed at providing tickets and official clothing to social organizations working with children and youth with disabilities or who are at risk of social exclusion. Last year, there were 110,051 donations made, including some 53,000 items of clothing and more than 56,000 tickets to Barça's Open Training Session, the match on Member Solidarity Day, and other Club sporting events.