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Our project 2022:

Its that time of year! Calling all of Santa's elves! We need your help.

UPDATE -- 26 Nov: New jobs added and several open spots still available!
We need cookies, cakes, savory items and your time to help put on our 14th annual Christmas party for the children of asylum seekers in Canton Zug. Please visit our Signup Genius (link below) for more details and sign up! Also share with friends. It is also a perfect corporate team building event. We need many hands to make  this a spectacular event for over 200 children plus their families! Any questions? Contact us via private Facebook message or email!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0F4DA9AA2DA6F85-14th

Our goal this year is to give away 350 gifts bags and receive 350 children's smiles in exchange!

Since 2009, we have supported more than 2000 asylum seeking children, from infrants to early teens, by offering a joyous Christmas party. There are lots of great fun at hand: lots of games and activities, a feast of course, and a gift bag from Father Christmas.

Christmas without gifts is not really Christmas. In addition to the party, we aim to give each child an individualized gift bag with age-related gifts, school items, and toiletries valued at CHF 60.


In an amazing, collaborative effort, volunteers of all ages help to make this a successful event.

  • Young preschool children prepare decorations and raise funds with craft activities and donated wrapping paper.  
  • Teenage volunteers prepare games to entertain the children during the party.
  • Photographers donate time and resources to capture the event.
  • A volunteer shopping team buys gifts that are in turn wrapped by another volunteer group.
  • And of course, many other volunteers and their families that donate time and endless energy to organise the party and host it.

We could not offer this party without the support of local businesses. 

Over the years we have gotten many businesses get involved through various efforts such as donating money, gift cards, toys, gadgets, food and drinks and also organizing fundraising campaigns and facilitating opportunities for staff to volunteer before and during the party. 

Most importantly, each year with the help of the Asyl Amt of Zug social services, we are able to invite and connect with the asylum seekers. Thanks to their incredible time and effort they dedicate to helping us, we are able to organize and offer the party. 

Please help us to bring a smile to the childrens's faces and consider a donation of CHF 60 to buy a gift for a child. We thank you for your generosity.

We are very grateful to our sponsors for supporting CommunityLinks in 2022:










 



 





 


 

 

























































Our project 2021:

In 2021, more than 260 children enjoyed an outdoor celebration with Santa and his elves, dancing and taking pictures with Santa. Each child recived a CHF 60 gift bag.



Have a little glimpse into the 2021 December gift distribution event: 


 

 

 

Our project 2020:

In 2020, no party could take place due to the covid restrictions. Nevertheless, almost 200 children received per mail a gift card of CHF 50 value to spend on gifts, clothes and a festive meal.