Spreading Joy for the Children: We are doing it. How about You?
Children’s faces, beaming with joy are a rare sight in some parts of Eastern Europe, even at Christmas. That is why, year after year, our partners at Kinderzukunft (Children’s Future Foundation) kick off the Christmas Parcel campaign. This year, we are going to support it with all our might, i.e. with our own contributions — and by inviting you to join in as well!
The Christmas Parcel Campaign: What is it all about?
Mostly in the Ukraine, but also in Romania as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina, many families are struggling to make ends meet. Receiving Christmas presents is absolutely exceptional for the children there. That is why the foundation has been giving away Christmas parcels to children in disadvantaged neighbourhoods, orphanages, hospitals, schools, nurseries, and homes for the disabled for many years. Parcels can be taken to designated collection points up until Friday, 25 November. After that, the foundation will truck them to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, and as far as possible into the Ukraine.
Joining the Cause: Many can Effect so Much!
Thousands are already supporting the campaign – individuals and families as well as nurseries, school classes, communitites, clubs and societies, and enterprises. Are you joining in? There are different options:
- Pack one or more parcels – you may wish to include sweets and cookies, toys, clothes, sanitary products, materials for writing, drawing, painting and handicrafts for children and youths, preferably gift-wrapped in pretty Christmas paper. For better handling, the foundation kindly requests you tie a ribbon around each parcel.
- Another way to support this campaign is through promotion. You can do this, too: Call on your company or your friends and family to join in, or spread the word on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Instagram.
- For picking up the parcels from the designated collection points, the foundation is looking for drivers (and co-drivers!) to help out in the period of 25 November through 13 December 2022.
For registration, please use the form right here provided by Kinderzukunft:
This web page provides a comprehensive list of designated collection points for your parcels as well as some promotion materials and further information.
Good for your Image and Your Popularity: Register as a Collection Point
Enterprises, authorities and social institutions can register as a collection point for the coming year. From October, they will raise awareness for the campaign with posters, leaflets, social media posts and the press and will thus strengthen their positive social image.
It’s Never too Late to Help Children
You are undecided or too busy at this point in time? Of course, you can always support the sophisticated logistics we set up for the Christmas Parcel Campaign with donations, too:
Children’s Future Foundation ”Stiftung Kinderzukunft”
Please make donations payable to our account with Commerzbank Hanau
IBAN: DE79 5064 0015 0222 2222 00
Reference: “Valdivia Future – Christmas Parcel Campaign“.
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