Who we are
- “Magic exists and miracles do too, but sometimes they take a little while to arrive. Fundación Aladina tries to make this time spent in the hospital as pleasant as possible”
- “In the end, the love and affection from this whole experience stand out”
- “Joy cures not only the soul, but the body too, and Aladina is pure joy. I’ve seen it every day with my daughter’s illness”
The Fundación Aladina was officially founded in 2005, but the initiative began five years earlier when our president, Paco Arango, decided to spend his time on a project that would “get his hands dirty.” “I wanted to donate my time because I’ve been very lucky in my life,” said Arango. One Wednesday afternoon in 2001, he made his first visit to the Hospital Niño Jesús. The rest is history.
Today, the Fundación Aladina is a reality that year after year helps more than 1,700 children at many hospitals around Spain, including the Hospital Universitario Infantil Niño Jesús, the H. U. Gregorio Marañón, the H. 12 de Octubre,and the H. U. de Getafe.
Aladina provides comprehensive support to many children, teenagers, and families. We truly believe in giving equal importance to physical and spiritual health. That’s why we provide psychological, emotional, and material assistance to all the kids and families we work with. To carry out our mission, we count on the invaluable help of our wonderful group of volunteers.
The Fundación Aladina is an independent organization with neither political nor religious ties.
It is registered in the Comunidad de Madrid Registry of Charitable Foundations Page 700, 1ª, Volume CCXXVII, sheet: 201-215.