Here, in the parish of Sts. Cosmas and Damian in Essen, it has become a good tradition to hold a charity bazaar on the feast of the Nativity of Christ! This time, we have collected EUR 1,100 for the care-receivers of the Diaconia: Yana Labun (8 years old) and Alexey Sebov (2 years old).
We heartily thank the inspirers, helpers, participants and donators.
We thank everyone who made the dumplings, baked gingerbread, prepared the cakes, knitted the socks and hats for sell, have set the things up and sold everything.
Holding a bazaar also helps to wake up people for the parish life; more and more volunteers are willing to help.
Greetings, dear friends!
To put it shortly, in the festive and hurry-scurry month of December, we have helped to:
Nikita Kucherenko, 18 y.o., Nikolaev, cerebral palsy – we have paid for his rehabilitation in Ratingen; Sebov Alexey, 2 years, Odessa – we have paid for the diagnostics and prescription of treatment of epileptic seizures; family of Alina Belyaeva, 10 years old, acute lymphoblastic leukemia – we have paid for the housing in Berlin diring Alina’s treatment.
Thank you for making the New Year holidays the feast of kindness and humanity!
In January, the following children are waiting for our help: Read more
Every year, at the Christmas holidays, the volunteers of Diaconia “Good Deed” visit their care-receivers and try to fulfill their wishes and dreams. Thereby the Light of the Feast of the Nativity of Christ penetrates the walls of hospital wards and dormitories, and, in spite of grave illnesses and troubles, even for a short time joy and comfort come to the children and adults . Read more
The traditional pre-Christmas charity market has taken place on December 16 in Cologne.
The volunteers of Diaconia Good Deed have started the preparations for the winter charity event already in early autumn. I am glad that from year to year more and more friends help us with the event. The teachers and students of St. John of Shanghai Children’s and Youth Center, the sisterhood, the parishioners of the church of Sts. Great martyr worked all together for good. Even the preschoolers, as usual, have baked Christmas cookies under the guidance of the teachers and parents. Read more