Serve The City Geneva

( December 23, 2020 )

We have some fantastic volunteers jumping in over the holidays to provide sandwiches to the homeless of Geneva.But we could use a few more if you can help out.  As noted, we are looking for 70 sandwiches a week for 3 weeks, you pick the day..But if you can only do one day.. that would be fantastic too.. The homeless more than ever can use your support. Please signup and list your availability.. 
Just  wanted to keep you updated :JdM will be closed on December 25 and December 28.JdM will also be closed on January 1 and January 4

The Holiday challenge…

( December 21, 2020 )

Our take -away meal program has died or at least is on a pause until next year at best. We would like to attempt to bring back to life our sandwich program. Here is the idea.. volunteers will make a three week commitment to make 70 sandwiches a week for 3 weeks. and delivers them by 9:30 to Mt.Brilliant Soup kitchen behind the main train station. STC will contribute with 70 chf a day to help with expenses at the end of the 3 day period. Do sign up as soon as you are ready our website lists your day/s of preference. We don’t know yet about Christmas or New Years Day. Happy Christmas to all and stay safe ..dropping off sandwiches curbside.

December newsletter

( December 9, 2020 )

Dear volunteers,

A few new projects to consider coming up to a very unique Christmas..

A few things Serve the City is trying to support, coming up to the holidays..

Our meal program, which has managed to do about 10,600 meals since March is on hold. We have lost our use of a kitchen to make the meal.

As soon as we get access to new facilities, we will be back in business but you can sign up for standby when we go live again.

Our filling of food bags is now open to volunteers a and we need 20 volunteers each Thursday and Friday mornings, until school holidays then other dates are listed.. A great opportunity for Service Hours or CAS credit as we are putting together 5,000 bags of needed food each week. Don’t forget to include the days you are able to volunteer.

The Samedi du Partage food collection was successful and needs help in January to sort all the collected food.. It’s done in a large PalExpo warehouse Hall 7 for Covid protection and can take up to 10 persons each day.. STC has 11,13 and 15 January for sorting collected good.

We have a team making Christmas boxes for the Homeless of Geneva. Carrefour Rue will be collecting wrapped gift boxes 15th-18th December.

We will drop them off at their offices.. ….. Details below

The Salvation Army has some holiday projects which could use some help. So we will be posting them on our web site as they become available.

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CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR THE HOMLESS

I am the organiser for the Christmas gift boxes/ presents for the less fortunate. Many thanks for your willingness to be part of this project. We are aiming for 120 boxes in total from all our volunteers so we welcome your contribution.

The gifts should be dropped off at Villa Baulacre, Rue Baulacre 10, 1202 Genève from 15th-18th December. (9am-4pm)

  1. Please prepare a gift and wrap it up.
  2. Put a tag/sticker on the gift to say what gender it is for and if it is for an adult or child.
  3. Put a message inside the gift.

Suggested items are listed below however there is no criteria.

Des produits alimentaires

  • Gâteaux secs (sucrés ou salés)
  • Chocolats
  • Fruits secs, confiture, miel, thé, café
  • sardines, thon

Des articles d’hygiène

  • Shampoings, savons, gel douche
  • Crème pour le visage, crème pour les mains, crème pour les pieds
  • Déodorants, parfums
  • Dentifrices, brosses à dents, mousse à raser
  • Mouchoirs en papier, lingettes
  • Peignes, brosses à cheveux

Des vêtements d’hiver

  • Bonnets, gants, écharpes
  • Chaussettes et sous-vêtements neufs

Please email me or text should you have any other questions.

Jil Robinson– 0767973992

A big thankyou in advance.

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Happy Thanksgiving 2020

( November 26, 2020 )

Thank you to everyone who baked a pie for the needy.
We received over 40 pies that were served to less-fortunate families and 200 homeless people. It was very heartwarming.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.
Ed Schneider & Ron Banks      
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