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Second Christmas

http://www.2xweihnachten.ch/


If any of you have received gifts that you cant use or don't like, this is a way to make someone happy. From the 27th of December until the 8th of January you can bring your parcels to the post and they will be sent to the red cross free of charge.

Don't forget all the chocolate that you can no longer eat because of new Years resolutions! bath products etc that you know would gather dust in your bathroom cabinet. If you don't have anything to spare you can also click on a parcel on the website and donate from 10 francs upwards.

Merry Christmas everyone
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Old 22.12.2007, 21:59
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Re: Second Christmas

Just wanted to add, the proceeds of the action will be split 50/50 between Switzerland and other countries.
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Old 28.12.2007, 16:45
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Re: Second Christmas

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Re: Second Christmas

That is fabulous. I'll definitely be sorting out some of the tut that our girl got. When you have an only child, it seems to spiral out of control and I doubt she really needs 1/4 of what she got.
Do you know if there is a special way this should be packed up or will an ordinary box suffice and secondly, will the post know all about this or shall I be left looking a total numpty as usual?
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Old 28.12.2007, 19:51
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That is fabulous. I'll definitely be sorting out some of the tut that our girl got. When you have an only child, it seems to spiral out of control and I doubt she really needs 1/4 of what she got.
Do you know if there is a special way this should be packed up or will an ordinary box suffice and secondly, will the post know all about this or shall I be left looking a total numpty as usual?
An ordinary box will do. Any food stuff should have a use by date of not less than 6 months. Clothes are not needed as they are collected in various ways. New children's shoes, any kind of writing materials crayons etc are very welcome and of course toiletries.

I'll be posting my boxes soon.
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Re: Second Christmas

Is this the same as the Christmas boxes sent to children from developing countries?
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Charity: make someone's Christmas a happier time by donating food & daily necessities

Would you like to brighten up the lives of needy people in Switzerland and abroad by sharing your Christmas gifts? Here's your chance to do that!

The 15th 2 x Christmas will take place between 24 Dec 2011 and 7 Jan 2012.

2 x Christmas is a charitable campaign supported jointly by the Swiss Red Cross (SRC), SRG SSR and Swiss Post. Over the Christmas period, people donate food and day-to-day necessities. (A list of items in high demand can be found here.)

You can either donate online or take your parcels to the nearest post office and they will send it to the SRC free of charge.

Please note: the OP has no involvement/association with any of the above-mentioned organizations and is just spreading the word.
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Re: Charity: make someone's Christmas a happier time by donating food & daily necessi

I am wondering if my tax will be decreased when I give some money to charity...
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Re: Charity: make someone's New Year a happier time by donating food & daily necessi

The 2 x Christmas charity is on, again. The idea is to donate things that you do not need (unwanted gifts, but preferably things like toiletries or canned food) to people in need.

Here is their description of the project:

"We particularly need everyday necessities. Our experience over recent years has shown that many people enjoy receiving the following items:

Non-perishable foodstuffs such as pasta, rice, oil and tinned goods with a shelf life of at least six months
Toiletries such as soap, shampoo and toothpaste
School equipment such as stationery, crayons and exercise books for children
New children's shoes


What should I not give?

Please don't donate any clothes, because these are already provided via old clothes collections, and sorting them generates a lot of additional effort. We always have more cuddly toys than we know what to do with.


Where can I bring my parcel?

Take your parcel to the nearest post office between 24 December 2013 and 11 January 2014, free of charge. The Post offices have printed address labels ready. All you have to say is «2 x Christmas».

There is no need for a special packaging. An old card board box that you can close well is sufficient."

For all further details: https://www.2xweihnachten.ch/en
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Re: Charity: make someone's Christmas a happier time by donating food & daily necessi

What a great thing to do. I am going to make up a box when I get back. An easy way to make 2014 slightly better for someone in 2014.
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Re: Charity: make someone's New Year a happier time by donating food & daily necessi

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Non-perishable foodstuffs such as pasta, rice, oil and tinned goods with a shelf life of at least six months
Toiletries such as soap, shampoo and toothpaste
School equipment such as stationery, crayons and exercise books for children
New children's shoes
this is a quite nice list, thanks some additional suggestions:
- nuts, chocolates, honey and some other food that poor people may not be able to afford but are durable
- some people are not able to afford salt which is very important for health
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Re: Charity: make someone's Christmas a happier time by donating food & daily necessi

Just bumping up the thread before we get into the Christmas frenzy…
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Donations for the Second Christmas

Second Christmas,

73,000 parcels were collected during the 17th 2 x Christmas campaign in January 2014.

The goods donated are distributed to needy people in Switzerland via the cantonal associations of the Swiss Red Cross. In collaboration with the national Red Cross associations, some are also distributed to families and social institutions in Moldavia, Bulgaria, Belarus and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

2 x Christmas is a charitable campaign supported jointly by the Swiss Red Cross, SRG SSR and Swiss Post.
https://www.post.ch/en/post-startsei...eihnachten.htm

Over the Christmas period, people donate food and day-to-day necessities. Swiss Post transports these free of charge to the SRC logistics centre in Wabern (Berne), where they are sorted and forwarded to those in need by Swiss Post employees and SRC volunteers.

This year the 18th campaign will take place between 24 December 2014 and 10 January 2015.

You should not send perishable goods. Suggestions include canned food and dried food.
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"Second Christmas" donations

Christmas a second time:
If you have unwanted (can be used) toys and clothes in good condition, or groceries, box them up, seal the box well, and take them to any Swiss POST - they will label and post them free of charge, to a sorting office where they are distributed to needy kids and families. It's on now.

https://www.post.ch/post-sponsoring-...2x-weihnachten

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Re: "Second Christmas" donations

Thank you for posting, feedbacker2.

They explicitly ask NOT to give clothes nor stuffed animals, though.

In this thread, you find a list of the stuff that is needed most, and further detail:

http://www.englishforum.ch/commercia...cessities.html
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Re: "Second Christmas" donations

Second Christmas,

73,000 parcels were collected during the 17th 2 x Christmas campaign in January 2014.

The goods donated are distributed to needy people in Switzerland via the cantonal associations of the Swiss Red Cross. In collaboration with the national Red Cross associations, some are also distributed to families and social institutions in Moldavia, Bulgaria, Belarus and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

2 x Christmas is a charitable campaign supported jointly by the Swiss Red Cross, SRG SSR and Swiss Post.
https://www.post.ch/en/post-startsei...eihnachten.htm

Over the Christmas period, people donate food and day-to-day necessities. Swiss Post transports these free of charge to the SRC logistics centre in Wabern (Berne), where they are sorted and forwarded to those in need by Swiss Post employees and SRC volunteers.

This year the 18th campaign will take place between 24 December 2014 and 10 January 2015.

You should not send perishable goods. Suggestions include canned food and dried food.

Old thread, updated yesterday, Second Christmas
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Re: Charity: make someone's Christmas a happier time by donating food & daily necessi

http://www.englishforum.ch/daily-life/225047-second-christmas-donations.html#post2311079

Second Christmas
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Re: Second Christmas

We now have 3 threads...
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Re: Second Christmas

Thanks, Sbrinz, for updating this thread (and the others).

Over the years, I’ve heard these suggestions:

Tinned food, honey, nuts, chocolate, coffee, tea, good quality oil, herbs and spices (all with a remaining shelf-life of at least 6 months).

Toiletries, cosmetics, hygiene products, condoms.

Bandages, plasters, gauze, disposable gloves, disinfectants, ointments (nothing that needs a prescription).

Equipment for babies and children. No fluffy toys (teddybears, etc.)
Toys, as long as they are clean and complete.
Sports equipment.

New, unused shoes and shoelaces.

Creative and handwork materials such as stationery in general, special paper, paint, crayons, ribbons, sewing materials, glue, coils of wire or rope, nuts and bolts, nails, etc., and tools such as screwdrivers, hammers, plyers, scissors, Swiss-knives, magnifying glasses.

Musical instruments and sheet music and songbooks.

Household goods such as lamps, small pictures, good storage boxes, rechargeable batteries with the corresponding battery charger, clean kitchenware, new shower curtains.

Electrical extension cables and double adaptors.
Electrical goods ONLY IF they are suitable to use in Switzerland and have Swiss plugs on them.

Nothing unhygienic.
No fluffy toys/animals.
No clothes, no textiles.
No alcohol, no cigarettes.
No food near expiry date.
Nothing that needs repair.
No very scratched plastic ware.
Avoid items that will cause new expense, e.g. battery operated toys, items needing costly re-fills, subscriptions to be renewed, the first of a collectors’ series.
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