Serve The City Geneva

Serve the City Geneva – November Newsletter (corrected version)

Dear volunteers,

here is our (final edited version) November newsletter for you. We hope you are fine and enjoying the beautiful autumn. There are a lot of projects going on, you can choose between a regular service and more occasional events.

Great classics are awaiting you: soup kitchens, the Refettorio, Bioparc and:

Who says November, says samedi du partage!

Here we go again

For the past 17 years, Partage Foundation has been hosting a collection program to collect food and necessities for those in need twice a year. An amazing program with over 70 stores participating: Serve the City has 8 stores reserved for its volunteers. Do come and join us for a few hours on at least 1 of the 2 days of collection. Bring friends and/or family to this very special event.

1,500 volunteers (associations, companies, individuals, service clubs, students…) come every 6 months on these Fridays and Saturdays to collect over 200 tons of items.

Each day, more than 55 associations and social services redistribute the unsold (daily collected) and the collected items through Partage.

Please note in your agenda: Friday 25 November and Saturday 26 November, various time slots. Come join us for a good cause!!(In the meantime, creating food bags is continuing on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings 8:30h to 12h at Partage Espace Tourbillon, route de la Galaise 19A, 1228 Plan-les-Ouates. Sign up on our webpage! There is always a nice coffee break included…)

Fantastic beasts and where to access them

The private educational zoo “Bioparc” needs our help in developing a wheelchair access throughout the park. The day scheduled for the construction is Saturday 19 November 9h -13h, Route de Valavran 33, 1293 Bellevue. Sign up and bring your tools!

Sorting hats

Carrefour Rue is an essential organisation for marginalised people. They hold, among other places, a free distribution centre for clothes in Conches, route de Malagnou 154, 1224 Chêne-Bougeries. It is called Aboudaby Friperie généreuse (generous thrift shop).

Open Wednesdays and Fridays 14h-17h.

STCG sends 2 or 3 times a year a group of volunteers on Saturday morning to sort the donated clothes and clear out for the new season.

They have a permanent need for clothes donations adapted to the current season. Warm clothing and bedding items are now especially welcome. You can drop them off at Carrefour Rue, Rue Baulacre 10, 1202 Genève (leave it on their front porch, if nobody is there) or directly at Aboudaby.

Would you like to help out from time to time in the afternoons open to the public? Sign up and project manager Vera Detmer will get in touch with you.

Same procedure as every month

Take a look at our website regularly to keep up with new projects. We continue the old ones with renewed enthusiasm, tackle new ones; and if you have knowledge of a project that would correspond to our purpose, don’t hesitate to let us know and we might be able to develop it.

Looking forward to seeing you again or meeting you, contact us when you have questions or comments.Cheers, the STCG team