// November 12, 2021
Give love to children from all over the world!
In the past 14 years, many volunteers have joined our movement.
In the past 14 years, a great many volunteers have joined our movement. Some women participate with creative & loving handicrafts. It is deeply moving to see the dedication and love with which each one enriches our bags and gift boxes and tree decorations. To all of them be our grateful appreciation!
Among these wonderful women is an 80-year-old lady from Westphalia. She has been knitting and crocheting gifts for our CARE campaigns for a long time: Crawling blankets for babies, fluffy cuddly animals, scarves and caps, socks and much more. She lives alone, has only a very modest pension and is happy every time to be able to do something for other people. These contributions are worth more than gold! For people who have had to leave their families behind in their homeland, these gifts full of warmth of heart mean much more than comfort. Earlier this week, a Live To Love team visited the Fördern und Wohnen shelter in Hamburg-Wandsbek as part of the CARE initiative.
The shelter, which is run very warmly by Katja Tessmer and her team, is home to 37 men, women, teenagers and babies from many countries around the world. "It's a place of integration, where people from all cultures visit each other, share worries and fears - it's almost family-like," says Ms. Tessmer. Sometimes just drinking tea together in the hallway is enough, she says, because this gesture already creates connections and breaks down the first language barriers. A man from Nicaragua immediately wanted to learn more about the Live To Love projects. He enthusiastically told us that back home he had also been involved with other organizations dedicated to the welfare of the community - now he was looking for opportunities to do so again in Germany - because, after all, the meaning of life is to help others.
We are very aware of the fact that from the first Live To Love action until today we have learned so much from our fellow men from different life contexts and cultures, as it would not be possible in a usual life, without this voluntary activity.