DEAR CITIZENS OF ZURICH
We made it - each refugee in Greater Zürich received a gift last Tuesday. A big thank you to everyone who contributed a gift, as also to Gärtnerei and Kraftwerk Zürich for their support. We wish you a wonderful Christmas time and will continue posting some insights from last Tuesday. 🙂
We would like to also this year ask you for help again. People who have been forced to leave their homes and their countries because of war and terrorism need our support in order to have the feeling of feeling at home in a new city. At Christmas we have as citizens of Zurich in our municipalities the chance to give refugees and asylum seekers a hand. By making them a small present we could let them participate in our traditions and encourage them to feel as part of our community.
This is why the project "Züri schenkt" together with the The Global Shapers Zurich has been organizing the annual Christmas crowd donation for refugees and asylum seekers in Zurich since 2016.
We aim to help all 1000 refugees and asylum seekers living in a provided accommodation in Zurich with a small gift and a Christmas card with welcoming words, in cooperation with AOZ (an organization in the field of migration and integration, www.stadt-zuerich.ch/aoz)
HOW YOU CAN HELP
It’s very easy. Pack the gifts listed below in a gift box, package it according to the colour codes (woman, man, child), write a Christmas card with welcoming words (German or English) and attach it to the gift. Finally, hand it over to us at one of the delivery points until 16 December.
WHAT IS NEEDED
In consultation with AOZ we considered the following ideas. We kindly ask you to only submit new items or used items in a very good and resembling newly bought condition. Please include all items in the package to avoid differences in packages received.
250 Packages in red for children between 4 and 12 years: Scarf, cap & gloves and one of the following items:
colouring pencils & colouring book
a gender-neutral toy
Ball (football or smaller ball)
250 Packages in green for young and adult women: Scarf, hat, gloves and one of the following items:
450 Packages in blue for young and adult men: Scarf, hat, gloves and one of the following items:
Games (backgammon for example)
If you simply won’t make it to organize a gift, there is a different way for you to support refugees and asylum seekers in Zurich: for the Sportegration project we are again collecting CHF 10’000 in donations to buy new training shoes, training equipment for the course expansion and public transport tickets for class participants – every Franc donated makes a big difference and allows Annina and her team of volunteers to continue offering free workout classes to local refugees. Please transfer your donation to the following bank account – all amounts will be fully passed on to Sportegration without any deductions:
IBAN: CH64 0020 6206 1444 8201 U
UBS Switzerland AG
Owner: Global Shapers Zürich
Comment: Züri schenkt!
DROP OFF POINTS
You can hand over your gifts until 16 December during the day at one of the 3 different locations of our cooperation partner: the restaurant chain «Gärtnerei», or at night at our partnering restaurant «Barranco»
Stockerstrasse 55, 8002 Zürich (Mo-Fr: 8.00-15.00 )
Seefeldstrasse 25, 8008 Zürich (Mo-Fr: 8.00-22.00, Sa: 11.00-17.00)
Thurgauerstrasse 34, 8050 Zürich-Oerlikon (Mo-Fr: 8.00-15.00 )
Barranco, Sihlfeldstrasse 141, 8004 Zürich (Di-Sa: 18.00-24.00 )