A community with a heart - 3 happy endings on our own doorstep
In the run up to Christmas 2016, the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation, together with Lyoness Austria GmbH and numerous Lyoness employees, Members and Loyalty Merchants, set itself a goal to provide support for people in need in Austria. In cooperation with the M.U.T. Organisation, the goal was to support 3 projects:
A single father, with 4 children, wanted to spend quality time with his family
Roland is a single father with four children, Natalie (17), Oliver (14), Michael (9) and André (7). Since the death of the children's mother, he has done his best to care for the children. As the youngest son has a disability, and the household budget doesn't stretch far enough for luxuries, the family has never been able to afford a holiday.
Three siblings from difficult backgrounds needed a child-family home
A Childrens' Home in Arnfels recently took in three siblings from difficult backgrounds, who have never had a child-friendly home in which they could feel safe. To make this fresh start easier for the siblings, and to offer them more than just the basics, the aim was to modernise the living quarters and provide decorative items to make them more homely.
Help for a Women's Refuge for women and children in crisis
The Women's Refuge in Kapfenberg is a safe house for women, and their children, who have suffered physical abuse in the family home. Every women has a small room for herself and her children, and all the other rooms, such as the living room, play room, etc, are communal and are shared by all the families who live there. The Women's Refuge desperately needed a new dishwasher and an additional fridge for the communal kitchen.
Throughout December, donations were collected for these three projects. Thanks to the generosity of the whole Lyoness Community, which opened it's heart and purse in the run up to Christmas, it was possible to fulfil the wishes of all three beneficiary groups. On the 20th of December, the Women's Refuge received the fridge and dishwasher, and the Children's Home in Arnfels received a Voucher to enable them to purchase the relevant items to brighten up the Home. The single-parent family has now also got something to smile about, as they can finally fulfil their dream of having a family holiday.
We would like to say a special thank you to:
Autohaus Ornig GmbH & Co. KG
All the Lyoness employees in Austria
The aim of this project was threefold. To enable a single father and his four children, one of whom has a disability, to go on a family holiday. To support a Childrens' Home in Arnfels, which had recently taken in three new children, to enable the Home to modernise the living quarters. And to provide a Women's Refuge with an additional fridge and a dishwasher.
"Angel for a Day" in Austria A community with a heart - 3 happy endings on our own doorstep
The Project Partner was the M.U.T. Organisation, which brought these three beneficiary groups to our attention. The M.U.T. Organisation supports people in crisis and provides specific help to enable the beneficiaries to improve their living situation.