‘Tis the season for giving. I know it’s been a hard year for practically everybody – belts have had to be tightened in nearly every family I know. However, there are children living in Hungary right now, who are without electricity or heat in their homes at this very moment, let alone Christmas trees or Christmas presents.
For these children and their families, the greatest gift you can give this season is your own children’s outgrown winter clothes and shoes. Imagine if your child had to live without shoes in an unheated house this season!All the items you donate go straight to the needy families. All you have to do is drop them off at one of the following designated drop-off locations:
9th district Soroksári út 92. Balzer Hungária Kft.
Between December 20-23. (then they close until January 10th!) from 9-17
IV. Újpest Központ Reka Morvay
IV. Jókai utca 2. Fszt. 3. Morvay csengő
2nd district Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor 61. 1st floor #3. Életkör buzzer. ONLY on Wednesday, December 22 from 10 am to 12 pm.
22nd district (Kamaraerdő) Ildikó Bognár… (contact http://www.facebook.com/vaczko.kovacs.orsi for address)
Anna Damásdi (contact http://www.facebook.com/vaczko.kovacs.orsi for address)
Kata Péter (contact http://www.facebook.com/vaczko.kovacs.orsi for address)
Király utca 43-45, at Nagymzőnél, across from Sirály. Closed on the 24th, until then from 10 am to 7 pm. Open again from the 27th. Drop packages at the counter.
This charity drive is organized by volunteers like you and me, parents whose hearts are touched when we see a child going hungry and cold in the middle of winter. All the donations are going to Igazgyöngy Alapítvány (and specifically, to Nóra Ritók, who has been working with these children and families personally for years) and will be delivered pesronally by her to the children living in deep poverty in Hajdú-Bihar county in Hungary. If you read Hungarian and are curious about her work, you can read about her efforts in her blog, Nyomor széle.
If you have no clothes to give, but would like to help these children, you can donate money to Igazgyöngy Alapítvány here:
Account # 60900140-17084833
Give the gift of warmth this Christmas!