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Kids collecting for charity in Zurich

I've noticed lots of children walking around with small green boxes today and stopping people in the street. Then my neighbour's son came to my door asking for money for this charity and said it was for 'schoggi' or something... I took it to mean I might get a baked cake or something in return but after I gave my money that was it. Just a bit confused. Can anyone explain what these children are collecting for? Thanks!
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Re: Kids collecting for charity in Zurich

A couple of years ago when we lived in Canton ZH the kids did a charity collection where you paid CHF5 and then got a big chocolate coin. I think we got given the coin at the time of the donation, but maybe you'll get yours delivered later!
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A couple of years ago when we lived in Canton ZH the kids did a charity collection where you paid CHF5 and then got a big chocolate coin. I think we got given the coin at the time of the donation, but maybe you'll get yours delivered later!
http://www.schoggitaler.ch/Infos-fue...fte.104.0.html

It is a charity supporting nature and the preservation of old buildings etc . Mum each year for decades until 2007 bought between one and three of those Schoggitaler each year. The usual thing is that in a class, some sell SChoggitaler, others Pro Patria stamps (for projects in support of old town and village centres) and others Pro Juventute stamps (for support of projects for children). The stamps come out in October / November usually.

Please support the children in this --- Thanks
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Re: Kids collecting for charity in Zurich

Thanks for all that info! It definitely answers my question. The poor mite looked so nervous, but also very confident when he asked me for the money, I was quite impressed. Ok, but I need to find out when I can get my schoggi bar!
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It is a charity supporting nature and the preservation of old buildings etc . Mum each year for decades until 2007 bought between one and three of those Schoggitaler each year. The usual thing is that in a class, some sell SChoggitaler, others Pro Patria stamps (for projects in support of old town and village centres) and others Pro Juventute stamps (for support of projects for children). The stamps come out in October / November usually.

Please support the children in this --- Thanks
I can confirm, this is my son's favourite time of year! he is so proud to go around the quartier with his mates and his green box to sell chocolate coins!!!
it's a very good initiative to give children responsibility and awareness of their heritage. this year it's about renovating historical swiss buildings by Pronatura.

also the kids never go on their own but together around their quartier, so it's quite safe and they learn to speak up for a cause, explain, answer questions and negotiate! and there is always some old lady who pays the 5 francs and then gives them the coin chocolate to eat themselves - so kind
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I can confirm, this is my son's favourite time of year! he is so proud to go around the quartier with his mates and his green box to sell chocolate coins!!!
it's a very good initiative to give children responsibility and awareness of their heritage. this year it's about renovating historical swiss buildings by Pronatura.

also the kids never go on their own but together around their quartier, so it's quite safe and they learn to speak up for a cause, explain, answer questions and negotiate! and there is always some old lady who pays the 5 francs and then gives them the coin chocolate to eat themselves - so kind
he probably just forgot to give it to you! they should be handed out in direct exchange for the 5 francs.

yesterday my son came home feeling very guilty because he and his mates had met a german gentleman who wanted one but had only 4 francs. they sent him home to get the missing franc but had to leave before he came back ... so this poor guy must be still waiting at the "hofi" with his 5 francs for the boys to go back (I hope nobody send the police thinking he's a paedophile)
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