In keeping with one of our favorite annual traditions, the IWCS is once again supporting Frauen helfen Frauen e.V. by creating a virtual Holiday Gift Tree for its residents this December.
Every year our members buy gifts for the women and children living in the Frauenhaus to bring them some extra holiday joy!
HOW TO SIGN UP & TAKE PART
1️⃣If you would like to participate, please RSVP in Sandra’s private Facebook event in the members’ group. If you are not on Facebook, you can reply to the email with the current newsletter. Let her know if you would like to buy a gift for a woman or a child.
You will be assigned an anonymous person from the list and given any information that was shared about them such as age or gender, along with any specific wishes that person might have. If no wishes were given, you’ll have to be creative!
2️⃣ Then buy a gift valued between €15-20 and try to keep in mind that the shelter residents come from all cultures and nations and many of the families might not yet have strong German skills or even celebrate Christmas.
It is possible that some of the children’s wishes are a little more expensive, so please let Sandra know if you are willing to spend more than €20.
3️⃣ You will need to wrap the gift and add a tag with the age/gender you were given (e.g. “woman age 30” or “girl age 4”). Because we have no names, this information helps the staff at the shelter identify who it is for.
4️⃣ And finally, you need to get the finished gift to Sandra, who will be taking them all to the shelter in mid-December for their holiday party.
HOW TO GET THE GIFTS TO SANDRA
🎁drop the finished gift off at Sandra’s house in Stuttgart-Zazenhausen
🎁mail them to her home address
🎁buy something online and pay to have it gift wrapped and sent to Sandra – let her know what is coming so she can tag it for you
🎁 or bring it along to the Members Only Holiday Dinner on December 13th or at any other event Sandra is attending before then.
Thank you to all of our members for your continuing enthusiasm for this project every year!