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Special Partage request…

Partage has a special request for help with food packing on 10 and 16 July.   They need upto 7 helpers  each day..   They have a target need of 1500 food packages each of those days and could use some help.. (we also may have a spot or 2 on those days for sorting)  Would love to see you (and so would Partage)..

The Serve the City team.

Newsletter June

Partage Sorting: With the great results from last weekend’s food collection, we now need volunteers to help sort everything! The sorting will take place on 12,19 and 27 of June. Please let us know if you might be able to help out with this task if you can,

Sorting will take place at Fondation Partage (Espace Tourbillon, Route de la Galaise 19A – 1228 Plan-les-Ouates (Bâtiment D). A Map is found on the STC homepage.

Please sign up on the website for more information.

Clair Bois   Wednesday, June 12th Fun End of School Year Event for Clair Blois children from 10h00 to 18h00 (with breaks)    

We have a big end of school year Party planned for the Handicapped kids over at Clair Bois. This is a wonderful time to help entertain the kids (and their care givers). Parents too will be part of the festivities. STC will be hosting by serving the drinks, the food goodies, setup/clean-up. Do come and be a part of this heartwarming event. We want to give the care-givers and staff a much-deserved break!  Complete details of options will be provided to you upon your web signup. Your role would be to help the kids and their families to relax and enjoy the festivities provided by CLAIR BOIS center and their staff. There will be games, a bouncy castle to entertain the children, and Clair Bois and the parents provide food for the families. You would be there to help make them smile!

Point d’Eau / Carrefour Rue: They need your help! Point d’Eau is a free shower and laundry service, another service provided by Carrefour Rue.   We are looking for regular volunteers at the Point d’eau. Once a week is great. It could be during the morning or afternoon, ideally on Mondays or Fridays but other days totally ok too. The Point d’eau is a place to mop the floor of the showers, which can be done in 5 minutes, just to make sure that every person that comes to take a shower arrives at a clean, respectfully place, It is a place where we make the laundry machines turn BUT it is mostly a place to practice French, meet people from diverse horizons in the team that come to shower, do their laundry, generally take care of their personal grooming.We would be ideally belooking for people who might speak another language too, for example, Ukrainien, Arabic, or others.

BioParc  Animal shelter in Belview has a project this Saturday 8 June.

Aubudaby, Soup Kitchen, Salvtion Army, and Refettorio free meals are a few of the other options..

Many thanks... The Serve the City team.

March STC newsletter

The Serve the City always looking for helpers.. We have one coming up this coming Saturday.

On 23 March – Bioparc animal sanctuary, Bellevue, Geneva needs help to prepare a water system, pathways for wheelchair and a theatre area for children. 9-1pm. Further information will be shared once you register. Thank you.

We are continuing to pack 5,000 food bags a week at the Partage offices in plan-les-Ouates just off the freeway.

Do help those in need preparing these help packages until the end of April. 

Abudaby free clothing center is looking for helpers and Clothes, shoes and accessories for men, women and children. Especially for men. Shoes – mostly sneakers or any kind of comfortable street shoes.  Signup for helping or donations to get more information.

Also other projects can be found with the Salvation Army with a few other opportunities to be of service.

The computer system is now be set up to respond to your signing into your account you automatically will get a 3 year renewal to our newsletter (which you can always cancel).   After 3 years you will have to register once again to get on our mailing list..

Many thanks for your continued support the STC Geneva team..

Serve the City Geneva – January Newsletter

Happy New Year to all Serve the City Geneva volunteers.

We hope you had a chance to serve the community this past year. If not, 2024 should be a great year to be of service to all those marginalized in need of help or a loving arm. 

Just a brief recap of 2023 for those wondering what we have been able to accomplish last year. As we know: Many people doing small things together can make a big difference!

            Starting with Samedi du Partage: Serve the City Geneva provided over 150 volunteers, contributing 600 hours of service for sorting and packing of the donated food and other goods.

            75 STC volunteers (47 of them first-time-volunteers) contributed just under 5.000 hours of service for the Carrefour Rue soup kitchen at Montbrillant

            For environmental projects the Bioparc in Bellevue was a very popular weekend service opportunity. STC provided 150 volunteers (almost 20 volunteers were 1st timers) for another 600 hours of service.

            20 STC volunteers (assisted by many other helpers) helped Aboudaby in distributing free clothing on 88 days in 2023 (44 weeks) for 3 hours every day. 

           Other projects included:

– serving meals 7 days a week to refugees with the Salvation Army,

– evening meal service at Refettorio,

– Christmas projects with Carrefour Rue,

 – Party for handicapped children at Clair Bois, and several other events…  

So, in total, in 2023 over 300 Serve the City Geneva volunteers contributed over 1200 hours of service to the community..

A GREAT YEAR! Many thanks to all who participated and supported STC in many ways.

Current needs:  We urgently need to collect a large quantity of men’s and women’s clothing (mostly winter clothes) for refugees and other people in need in Geneva.

Do you have any clothes to donate? Do you have any friends, neighbors or colleagues who have clothes to donate? Please check the Aboudaby projects on our website for delivery information.

Another current need is from Partage. They are just finishing up sorting and inventory of all the goods received on the Samedi du Partage.

They are short of help this week on Wednesday and Thursday.  I have booked STC for 5 persons on Thursday morning, but if you are free to drop in on Wednesday, we are sure they would be happy to see you.

The need for getting at least some minimal amount of groceries to those in need has not diminished. Partage has been given the funding to continue the food packing project at least until the end of April.  Currently 5,000 food bags are being distributed per week to various centers throughout the city. They tell me that the number is increasing and may be jumping up to 6,000 bags. Three days a week we are helping to prepare these grocery bags.  Do consider lending a hand. If you want to bring a group of volunteers, sign up at to select a date.

Do keep an eye on our webpage for available activities.

Thanks to all   The Serve the City Geneva team