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.
Chrëscht mam Sahel project in Burkino Faso
M. Mathieu and Mme Fisch visited the club to present Chrëscht mam Sahel (CmS), a Luxembourg ONG which has been working in Burkina Faso since the 1980s. It was here that a home was built in 1999 for unmarried mothers who are often homeless or have been thrown out by their families because they don't want to marry.