End of Year Party at the Don Bosco Foyer

 In Project Days, STC Luxembourg

On December 19 Serve the City had an opportunity to serve asylum seekers at the Don Bosco Foyer for the first time. Foyer Don Bosco is the arrival point for asylum seekers in Luxembourg. Facing an uncertain future can be even more challenging during the Christmas season. So, together with the staff and volunteers of the Red Cross we set out to add some warmth, joy and cheer to the Christmas season at the End of Year Party!

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Mocktails were mixed and served, all made from lovely fresh ingredients. Talented artists transformed children’s faces into butterflies, wild animals and other sparkly festive images. The men were challenged with a traditional Neelchen competition: groups of three took turns driving a long nail into a solid piece of oak, the winner received a price. Sparks were flying!

Santa made an appearance part way through the party and handed out presents and bags of sweets.

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Smiling volunteers served a festive cold buffet of assorted cold cuts, drumsticks and salmon – good cheer all around! In the large hall a DJ kept the mood lively with line dancing and the polonaise and le petit train, involving young and old alike.

When we left, we had the impression that the residents would dance into the night; we felt the joy!

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Sincere gratitude to all the volunteers who took a break from their December rush to be at the Foyer; many people doing small things together make a big difference!

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Photo credit: Almyra Knevel Persson and Michael Sweerts.

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