It was 1950 when Marcello Gori, together with his brother-in-law Silvano Casini, accepted the task of teaching war orphans the art of working leather and hide in what was the Novitiate of the Franciscan Friars, inside the Convent of Santa Croce.
Thus, was born the Scuola del Cuoio, strongly based on the concept of love for one's neighbor and, above all, on the awareness that experience must always be shared.
Many young people in need have been helped since then. Unemployed, disabled, former juvenile prison inmates, and mentally handicapped people have found confidence in a future otherwise marked by fear of failure.
The daughters of Marcello wanted to tell his long and beautiful story, spreading the culture of artistic craftsmanship, but never separating from the feeling of solidarity that has always permeated the work of Scuola del Cuoio. The Marcello Foundation was created to share this story and continue to help those in need.
The will, the firmness and the gratitude of the past will once again support those projects that will help young people without hope in the future.
The foundation's ambitious task will be the birth of new artists in leather and leather working, discovering new talents hidden in those who just need a little help.
The Marcello Gori Foundation is responsible for introducing young people in need to the world of work by offering leather craftsmanship courses lasting 9 months at the Scuola del Cuoio.
The Foundation's Steering Committee will evaluate the membership requests.
The hope is to continue helping those in need to create a future for themselves.