Pierre Celerier (Director of Paul Luxembourg), Annette Feldmann-Hennes (member of Lions Erasmus) and Jochen Richter (Vice-President Lions Erasmus) / © Peter Verdnik
Lions Erasmus, the Luxembourg based English-speaking multinational Lions club, has combined with Boulangerie Paul for its latest fundraising initiative: Coins for Kids.
Since 1 May, Paul bakery has been offering a special menu to support Coins for Kids. Clients can buy a sandwich, drink and dessert for €8.90, of which €1 will be donated to Coins for Kids.
“We wish to support Coins for Kids on a long-term basis. This partnership will continue in different formats”, says Pierre Celerier, Director of Paul Luxembourg.
Changing payment behaviours over the years means that the historically common donation boxes now collect fewer coins. They simply don't entice people to donate.
“We are delighted that the Paul bakery will support Coins for Kids in a new approach to raising funds for important causes, making it easy for the public to contribute, while also getting something in return,” says Jochen Richter, Vice President of Lions Erasmus.
Money raised supports causes near and far
Since its launch in 2000, Lions Erasmus has used the Coins for Kids funding campaign to support organisations working for children in need, in Luxembourg and abroad. To date, almost €140,000 has been collected.
Donations have been used to purchase two enlargement systems (€10,000) for Luxembourg’s Institute for the Visually Impaired, to enable visually impaired young people complete their education here in Luxembourg.
Other major contributions helped renovate the play area of the Foyer Paula Bové women’s refuge in Luxembourg (€6,500), built a house for street children in Bonnievale, South Africa (€4,000) and purchased two incubators for Dhulikhel Hospital, Nepal (€4,000). Regularly Lions Members visit these places to see the results of their support which strengthens the bond with these organisations.
Help support children at Christmas
Every winter Lions Erasmus also supports Luxembourg association “La Femme Contemporaine” for the Shoe Box action which donates small Christmas gifts for children in need in Luxembourg.
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