Who are we asking to help?
In 2017 we helped 2306 needy children.
The boxes from Switzerland are a source of joy and gratitude that is almost unheard of. Besides their precious content gifts bring hope to thousands of kids. They are invaluable for those who live below the subsistence level, for the sick, disabled, isolated and marginalized. The packages are also a tangible sign of love towards others.
Over the last 22 years we have been collecting gift boxes for children in Eastern Europe who are living below the poverty line, giving these children a small amount of pleasure and bring a smile and a sparkle to their eyes. The children so often live in terrible conditions, squalor, little heating, limited water or electricity and very little food.
Children such as the little girl found aged 4 who could not speak but could bark! Why because she had lived in the dog’s kennel uncared for and unwanted never speaking, her only comfort the dog.
The toddler who lived with the chickens, abandoned by her parents!
Children who need to live in their hats, gloves, coats and boots at home, why because there is no heating in sub Zero temperatures.
Children who suffer physical and mental abuse.
Children living in Orphanages because their parents are incapable of looking after them or have just vanished.
Families who live on less than CHF 250 per month.
Children living on the streets.
Children not being wanted by their parents.
Children with abusive or alcoholic parents.
Children were parents have left to work in other countries never to return.
Children left with elderly relations.
This appeal is not just for you to make the gift box it is for you to help your child to understand that giving is important, and we should not expect something in return. We want them to enjoy making a gift box to understand that by offering the box, including maybe a toy that they enjoyed they will be giving pleasure to another child and helping them.
Please help this appeal knowing every gift box we send is another smiling face, let us all be happy in the knowledge that our gift has brought happiness to a child in need.