It has become a nice tradition of the pre-Christmas season, for which Integration and Education Head of Department Sylvia Weber gave this year's starting signal on Monday at the NordWestZentrum: For the 22nd time now, the campaign "Your Christmas present for Frankfurt children" of the Frankfurt Children's Office invites all Frankfurt citizens to fulfill a small Christmas wish for children from socially disadvantaged families. The response to the campaign has been gratifyingly high: over the past two decades, a total of around 50,000 children have received presents in this way. Weber expressed her thanks to all those who have made this possible.
Since 1996, children from care facilities in districts with so-called condensed problem situations and accommodations for refugees or women's shelters have been given presents. The children are allowed to fill out a wish card at the facilities and are then given gifts anonymously. And if you look at these wish cards, you realize that sometimes it can be quite simple to make a child very happy by fulfilling a small wish.
The children's wish lists are now posted on Christmas trees at about 70 different locations around the city. Until Monday, 18 December, the wish cards can be taken from the trees, the wish fulfilled and the gift then handed in later either at the respective shop or directly at the Frankfurt Children's Office. The value of the gifts should not exceed 25 euros. The Frankfurt Children's Office guarantees that all children who have filled out a wish card will also receive their very own personal gift. For this reason, the gifts of the leftover wish cards will be re-purchased with the help of donations.
Many companies also participate in the campaign internally by having their employees fulfill the wishes. In time for Christmas, all gifts are collected by the Children's Office and distributed to the institutions shortly before Christmas. In this way, every child receives his or her personal Christmas present.
For more information on the campaign, please visit: <link http: www.frankfurter-kinderbuero.de _blank>Http://www.frankfurter-kinderbuero.de
Opening hours for gift drop-off are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.