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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.