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...
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...
Christmas Charity Event

Christmas Charity Event

 Shortly before Christmas, the Holosophic Society Poland organized a charity gift-giving event to support the villagers of Pobiedna. Many needy Polish families, and especially the children, were delighted to receive the useful gifts and presents. The leftover items were taken to Leśna to be distributed in the region. In this event a tremendous amount, 25m3 of material was gathered from various groups of friends of the Holosophic Society Poland in Germany and Austria and picked up at city centers in Munich, Bamberg, Berlin, and Hamburg. On 11 December, after three days of sorting, the Lighthouse Center Poland crew organized the distribution of these items at the sports hall of the school in Pobiedna. The most wanted items were toys, followed by warm winter clothing. —The Lighthouse Center Poland Volunteers and the Holosophic Society Poland (PTH)...