The SOLITALIA association has been in existence since the post-war period, then called the Croix Rouge Italienne de Belgique. Its main purpose is to aid and comfort persons in need, of whatever nationality, making no distinctions of any kind. The association revised its statutes and has been called SOLITALIA asbl (Solidarité Italienne en Belgique) since 1 January 1999. Its purpose has remained the same: To provide aid to the most disadvantaged. It regularly organises events to collect funds for a wide range of charity organisations and CHASSIS 2000 has been actively participating in it since 1998.