The Foundation

Who we are

Specchio dei tempi is a non-profit foundation supported by the solidarity of the readers of La Stampa newspaper and the citizens of Turin. It comes from the column of the same name published on the pages of the newspaper: a space of free dialogue, where one can discuss, denounce injustices and also ask and offer help. Since 1955 it has been the "heart" of Turin and of La Stampa: a sort of hub for readers willing to give concrete and immediate help to those in difficulty. Specchio operates in Piedmont, Italy and around the world to give hope to those who suffer.
active projects
155 thousand
people helped
flood donations
funds raised
The elderly
Christmas bonus for the elder ...

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The Foundation

What we do

Populations victims of disasters, children, the sick, disadvantaged families, mothers and elderly people alone. Since 1955 Specchio dei tempi has helped people in difficulty: we rebuild schools after earthquakes, distribute economic aid, renovate hospitals, finance projects for the health and training of children. In Turin, Italy and worldwide.

Specchio for you

Specchio dei tempi letters
Specchio dei tempi, a column in the La Stampa newspaper, was included for the first time on the 17th of December 1955 in the pages of the Turin chronicles. Here it continues to be published, to give readers a voice every day.
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in 20 cities
The Specchio model teaches outside Piedmont
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Latest news

The pianist Stefano Bollani for the Christmas concert in support of the Bonus for the elderly
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Christmas bonus, the solidarity is renewed thanks to the donations
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Sri Lanka, work in progress at our Children's Village in Ibbawale
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Hargeisa, Somaliland: the story of Adam, saved from a severe case of pneumonia
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Your help is essential
Since 1955, we have been giving hope to those who suffer with immediate and concrete projects in Turin, in Italy and in the world: when there is an emergency, we are always there.
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A legacy in Specchio dei tempi is a memory that lasts forever.
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