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Gift drive at Frankfurt Christmas market

12.12.2017 | 17:14 Clock | Citywhispers
Gift drive at Frankfurt Christmas market

Displayers support homeless

Stand operators of the Frankfurt Christmas Market collect packages for the homeless

Citizens are encouraged to donate goods

Official handover of gifts on the Christmas Market stage on 15. December, 6 p.m.

Giving gifts to others to bring them joy: That, among other things, is the idea of Christmas. For years, the members of the Frankfurt Showmen's Association have been filling this idea with life in a very special way: they give presents to people in need. For the 26th time in a row, they are collecting Christmas presents for the homeless at the Frankfurt Christmas Market together with the Brotherhood of the Capuchins in the Liebfrauenkloster. An appeal goes out to the citizens of the city in particular: they are cordially invited to tie up parcels and hand them in on the Christmas market stage on Römerberg. The gift campaign also convinces Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann, who has taken over the patronage this year. The showmen will hand over the collected gifts to Brother Michael from the Franziskustreff and to the Lord Mayor on Friday, December 15, at 6 p.m. on the Christmas market stage.

Co-organizer of the donation campaign is Festfamilie Hausmann: "When we, together with other members of the showmen's association, launched this campaign 26 years ago, we never dreamed that it would continue for so long and be so successful," says Eddy Hausmann. "From year to year, more and more gifts have been collected, and we are particularly pleased with the ever-growing commitment of Frankfurt's citizens. This is of course great, because the homeless are not only happy about the gifts, they are also sometimes in urgent need of the contents." The showmen's association hopes that many Frankfurt citizens will donate gifts again this year. Warm clothing such as socks or scarves are especially needed, but hygiene items or food are also welcome. "I find it very impressive that this campaign is being continued so continuously," says patron, Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann. "The fact that the showmen as well as citizens from the entire Rhine-Main area are helping the homeless is a fine example of Christmas charity and just as impressive a sign of respect and togetherness."

The collected donations will be distributed by the helpers of the Franziskustreff to the needy on Christmas Eve

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