Getting Ready for Christmas

Getting Ready for Christmas

On the first Sunday in Advent the whole LCP crew went down to the playground, carrying long ladders, large amounts of fairy lights and many boxes of tinsel to help decorating the huge spruce which stands in the entrance to the playground. The village´s chairwoman and some helpers from the village decorated the tree together with us for several hours, until it finally turned into a majestic Christmas tree, for the enjoyment of not only the young but also the “Young at Heart” of the village.  ...
Cookies for the Elderly

Cookies for the Elderly

Over 1000 Christmas cookies made at LCP became Christmas presents for the elderlypeople of a nursing homein Mirsk (a nearby village), and were also given out by the priest of Pobiedna to villagers after the ChristmasEve service. The day before, all the cookies had been packed with a lot of care, which took several hours and created a very nice atmosphere of true Christmas spirit among the volunteers and visitors of...
Firewood to the People

Firewood to the People

The winter in Pobiedna is usually very long and cold, and almost all houses of the village are still heated by firewood or coals. Some people in this area do not have the possibility to arrange the needed amount of wood to have it warm throughout the long winter months. This year we were able to give about 10 cubic meters of firewood to seven families in need. These families had been carefully selected by the village`s chairwoman. For two days the LCP crew was loading the trailer of the tractor with wood to deliver it to the respective families, who received it very...
A barn full of things…

A barn full of things…

At the beginning of September we could once again organise a charity day for the people of Pobiedna. This time we had sorted and organized donations of clothes and bedding together with furniture, mattresses, blankets, kitchen equipment etc. from the PTH storage that was no longer of use for us. On the 8th of September we opened the barn for the people in need to enter. At the end of the day all of them left satisfied and...
Food distribution

Food distribution

Pobiedna, 19 February 2012, morning: Outside the sports hall the local farmer and volunteers from LCP are about to unload 1.5 tons of potatoes. Inside, five people are weighing oranges and mandarins, cutting cheese into pieces and packing food into boxes. The fourth PTH charity event is about to begin with the objective being to provide food for some of the families in Pobiedna that were struggling in recent months. We greatly appreciate and acknowledge the contributions from our friends in Berlin who ensured that the event was a huge success. Together with the village spokesman and the priest, 28 families were considerately chosen for receiving this support.  It was important to identify the criteria for selection and these families were selected  on the basis that they all live on a small income in very difficult circumstances. In Pobiedna many people are unemployed especially during the winter season when it is difficult to find work. Moreover the living costs are higher in the harsh winters as the locals need to buy more heating supplies. Therefore gestures like this are necessary and most appreciated. Come the time of the event, the families waited eagerly outside the sports hall, while inside, the supply boxes had already been divided into three categories, based on the size of the family. The families were greeted by the Polish-speaking volunteers who guided them to the table where they could collect the packages allocated to them. As for the contents of the boxes, each was filled with several bottles of oil, cheese, margarine, broth, sugar, jam, fruit yoghurt and instant chocolate powder.  Also included was a...