Christmas charity 2013

Christmas charity 2013

On 14 December we were able to distribute a wide range of toys and clothing for children and teenagers in the local sports hall. The goods had been collected within a week from various groups throughout Germany and other places. At this point we would like to take the opportunity to thank everybody who contributed to the success of this charity event. All the gifts were greatly appreciated....
The Pobiedna Christmas Tree

The Pobiedna Christmas Tree

On 7 December a group of guests and volunteers began to decorate the Christmas tree on the playground in Pobiedna. It was a cold, snowy day when we walked towards the playground with our long ladders and decoration material. Local children and teenagers were helping us to put up the Christmas lighting and...
Bus Stop Renovation

Bus Stop Renovation

Maybe you remember the project of creating a playground for the children of Pobiedna which was realised last summer 2012. This summer the chairwoman of the village was addressing us that she would like to establish a facility for the teenagers of the village as well. A proper place for this purpose was found, sufficiently large surrounding the main bus stop in the village. Together we prepared a proposal and itemised its implementation into several phases, which will be realised sequentially within the next years. The bus station itself was in a poor condition and the first phase naturally focused on its reconstruction. The bus-traffic is quite lively in Pobiedna, because many people have to travel to work by bus and the children from seventh grade have to attend school in other cities nearby. The wooden boards and the metal roof of the bus station were replaced, stone walls were cleaned of graffiti and a bench for the passengers was built inside. In the back wall of the bus station an opening was built – like a window – through which the morning sun is now shining in. The villagers of Pobiedna appreciate the renovated station and can now wait for their bus in a pleasant environment. Read part 2 of the project...
Charity project in Lesna

Charity project in Lesna

Two lorries carrying  up to 7.5 tons of weight and three small transporters full of kitchen utensils were collected in several centres in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Our volunteers picked up the boxes in Weimar, Erfurt, Bamberg, Augsburg, Benediktbeuren, Munich, Oldenburg, Dortmund, Koblenz, Ulm, Berlin, Vienna, Graz and Basel. In all these places they received a very warm welcome. They were offered tasty food and accommodation. After the material was brought to the charity division in Leśna, it was sorted and nicely arranged on the tables provided. The first event took place on 27th of June, and one hundred families were invited. Within just 40 minutes all the offered kitchen utensils were taken. On a second distribution day on 4th of July we offered clothes for adults and children as well as toys. There was still enough material so that we could organise two more charity distributions in our local town Pobiedna. Hereby we would like to thank all the people, who participated and contributed to this project in any way. We look forward to further project in any way. We look forward to further cooperation in future charity...
Oranges, Pasta, Potatoes…

Oranges, Pasta, Potatoes…

For 30 local families in need we prepared 30 boxes containingbasic food,such as potatoes which we received from a local farmer. We also added some chocolate as an Easter present. Just before Easter the food boxes were distributed to the families at the  local...
A Tiger at School

A Tiger at School

At the end of March we were invited by the school director to contribute to a program called “ Theatre Day” at the local school, for which a performance with a series of shows was in preparation. We were in charge of the “face-painting”, a program particularly for the children from the kinder-garden, who were invited to get a first impression of the “nice sides of school”. Comic hero character face paints were the most popular among the boys, whereas the girls preferred flowers and butterflies. We also prepared some refreshments such as cookies and drinks and offered them to the visitors of the “Theatre...