The City Council of Viana do Castelo, today delivered to three social solidarity institutions in the county the value of 12,394 euros, resulting from the Protocol signed by the municipality with four different entities that, since 2015, have installed 77 containers for collection of clothes, shoes and toys. in the parishes of the municipality of Viana do Castelo. In accordance with the protocol signed with Sarah Trading, Ultriplo, Humana and Wippytex, the installation of the containers has as a counterpart a contribution to be paid to social solidarity institutions. In 2017, extraordinary grants of € 4131.63 were awarded to ACAPO – Association of the Blind and Amblyopic of Portugal-Delegation of Viana do Castelo, the Senhor do Socorro Social and Parish Center and the Vila de Punhe Social and Parish Center. It should be noted that this attribution results from a protocol between the Municipality of Viana do Castelo and the four companies created with the purpose of promoting the reinforcement of social cooperation between the two entities and to develop cooperation mechanisms that make possible and promote joint participation in social and emergency activities. The companies installed the containers for the collection of clothes, shoes, toys and others, and for each tonne collected, an amount is donated to the municipality to develop new social / environmental projects.