Lions Club Luxembourg Country hosted a quiz night on Friday, March 4, 2016 at the Walferdange Cultural Centre. Our club sent along its intrepid six-person, multinational, multilingual and multitalented team, aptly named “Les divers”. Despite a shaky start and battling their wits against 20 well-seasoned quiz teams, our combined efforts and diverse knowledge (and good guesses) resulted in "Les [ ... ]Read more
Empty shoeboxes transformed into attractive Christmas present boxes Every year the LFC collects and festively decorates empty shoeboxes, donated by individuals or shoe shops who are more than happy to get rid of their waste cardboard. It takes about 15 minutes to decorate each one by hand - as well as nimble fingers to neatly cut, glue and wrap the festive paper. Once the boxes have had their m [ ... ]Read more
Lions Club Erasmus charity tin collections fund children's playground
Generous donors helped to raise 6,500 euros for needy children in Luxembourg through the Coins for Kids tins.
The Lions Club Erasmus has been running the Coins for Kids programme in Luxembourg since 2001. Its iconic tins, which are located in shops around the capital and suburbs, encouraged people to dig deep and raise a massive 6,500 euros for a children's playground at the Foyer Paula Bové women's refuge.
The money provides a third of the costs involved with renovating the play area, which is managed by the Fondation Maison de la Porte Ouverte. It also ensures that the facilities meet the latest safety standards.
Lions Club Erasmus president Petra Berndt threw the support of the voluntary group behind the shelter when she heard about the difficult conditions and work carried out there.
“We immediately agreed: Here we want to help!”, she said, adding: “We are very happy to support the Foundation with this targeted donation to renovate the children’s playground.”
Since the Coins for Kids campaign was launched 11 years ago, it has helped generate more than 120,000 euros in donations, which has been divided between local and overseas children's projects.
Pizza Hut visit raises money for Banque Alimentaire
Almost 15% of Luxembourg's population lives on the poverty threshold. Pizza Hut Luxembourg decided to work alongside the Lions Clubs action in aid of the Banque Alimentaire Luxembourg Asbl (Food Bank). From October 6 to 26, for the fourth year running, Pizza Hut restaurants were mobilized to help the food bank, in partnership with the Lions Club Luxembourg and logistical support from La Provençale.
51,440 € in first three years
During the past three years consumers and Lions members have raised 51,440 € in the three restaurants participating in the action. This sum was entirely donated to the Banque Alimentaire. With the money, the food bank, working closely with the organisations in the field (ASTI, Caritas, La Ligue and the social community centres they have been able to fill and distribute food hampers for families in need.