The Little Brothers do not forget those who can not move, they go to meet them at their homes, in group homes, hospitals, with packages of Christmas: the volunteers bring a box lunch for Christmas without forgetting to drop a cadeau.Les Little Brothers do not forget the seniors who can not move. A few days before Christmas, volunteers prepare food packages, and bouquets of flowers or candy that will be offered.
Eve evening, arriving at the home of the elderly person with whom he will spend Christmas Eve, volunteers decorated the table with flowers or candles. Then he shared it with a glass of champagne, a good meal, and offers him a small gift.
Thus, they live esemble a convivial and festive, unique to warm the heart of a person who felt forgotten.
The collective wake
For the organization of collective wake, volunteers must first find rooms that can accommodate a large number of guests. For these moments are really festive, the room and tables are decorated (tablecloths, nice tableware, candles or flowers ...), activities are planned, whether magic shows, small concerts and of course ... Each guest receives a symbolic gift. Volunteers are responsible for fetching the guests who have difficulty moving around and a ride to their homes.
These are extraordinary times wake up that help illuminate the lives of seniors.
Christmas, a feast for all
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Highlight par excellence, symbolizes Christmas more than anything the spirit of Little Brothers, in particular through the generosity of donors who send their donations mostly in December. Casual and volunteer with unsolicited applications are increasing with the approach of the holiday.
The feeling of loneliness that weighs all year culminated in times of celebration. Christmas feast of the Nativity feast par excellence, is more painful than any experienced by those who are alone.
Christmas Day recovered massively by advertising and commerce, increases even more than usual sense of social exclusion.
From the beginning, the Little Brothers have developed actions particularly important on this occasion, package, wake up at home or outside ...
This is to spread the idea that Christmas should be fun for all.
The Christmas tradition is symbolic of the spirit of Little Brothers: Beyond the people they follow throughout the year, the little brothers want that Christmas is an opportunity of extending their action to the poorest. With associations or local groups, so they hire partnership actions to boost the Christmas spirit as much as possible.
The celebration of this festival falls and finds meaning in the action throughout the year.
Christmas is also a great time by the requirement of quality and perfection that the Little Brothers want to bring to the organization of this festival.
Since 1946, regular volunteers, volunteers for one evening and the poorest people are found 24 and Dec. 25 about an exceptional meal to celebrate Christmas together.
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