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  • Writer's picturePascal Kuba

Switlo organises further collection campaigns for Ukraine in December

Updated: Dec 5, 2022

While Switzerland and Europe are haunted by the spectre of the energy crisis, winter is descending on war-torn Ukraine. In the east and south of the country, temperatures are already dropping below freezing. Although Ukraine has celebrated the recapture of the city of Kherson, giving the country new hope in the war against the Russian occupiers, the cold season is worrying people.

Now we want to help, continue to support and improve the situation with donations. That is why we are organising our fourth collection campaign on Friday, 9 December from 14:00 to 19:00 and Saturday, 10 December from 10:00 to 16:00 in the parish of St. Jakob in Cham. They are especially looking for robust winter clothing such as jackets, jumpers, trousers or thermal underwear, but also thick socks, hats, scarves and gloves.

We will also be collecting humanitarian goods at the Emmanuel-Isler Haus in Wohlen on 9th December from 14:00 to 18:00. One week later, on Friday, 16th December from 14:00 to 18:00 and on Saturday, 17th December from 10:00 to 16:00 we will collect at the Catholic Church in Dottikon.

Also that weekend (16th and 17th December), we collaborate with the organization UA-DO from Sisseln. There, we organize a collecting campaign at Schulhausstrasse 5 in Sisseln. On Friday, we collect from 14:00 to 19:00, on Saturday from 9:00 to 14:00.

Wood stoves and diesel generators for Ukraine

Although collection campaigns can help enormously, freezing Ukrainians in the east and south also need sources of heat, for example wood stoves, diesel generators or radiant heaters. Such products need to be donated to the people in the affected regions. Switlo's strategy is to raise as many monetary donations as possible in the coming weeks. With these, we can provide heat sources for the Ukrainians. A wood stove costs about 170 Swiss francs. This way, warmth can be donated and at the same time the local industry can be supported, because the wood stoves are produced in Ukraine. At the same time, we thus save immense transport costs to Ukraine, which can then be used to help.

Therefore, we ask everyone to help Ukraine and improve the situation of the population. Besides clothes, we are especially grateful for every monetary donation from the bottom of our hearts! Because while we mainly want to give presents to our family and friends during the Christmas season, we should not forget what really counts: Solidarity to people who don't want gifts, but a livelihood.



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