Garden clearing at Red Cross Foyer Eich
The chill in the air and the dark skies threatening rain did not deter a group of enthusiastic young people from around Europe to take to the garden at the Foyer Eich with rakes and wheelbarrows, on Saturday November 2nd.
The youth were participating in a citywide “Acts of Kindness” day that Serve the City Luxembourg organised for over 100 young people who were visiting Luxembourg for the Thrive youth conference.
We partnered with The Red Cross Luxembourg at Foyer Eich, a temporary home for asylum seekers in Luxembourg. The Foyer is fortunate to boast a large garden with lots of trees, a playground, and a football field. This makes it a wonderful city setting for families. It also makes for a garden full of leaves in the autumn!
The rain held off and the eagerness to rake up the leaves and clean the back patio of the Foyer spread to the residents. One by one they came out, picked up a rake and joined the fun. All in all near to 30 people were out working in the garden, including two children, more than ten residents from the Foyer, one staff member, one Red Cross volunteer and the Serve the City volunteers!
Part way through, the group was treated to a feast of cakes and cookies prepared by the residents. The break was welcome and all enjoyed the cakes! At the end of the afternoon everyone went away with a sense of accomplishment and pride in what had been achieved in the garden.
Serve the City thanks the residents of the Foyer Eich, Jill, Chiara and Martine of the Red Cross and the youth volunteers for their effort in making this possible, and are looking forward to opportunities to work together again.
Serve the City is running a yarn collection drive for the Red Cross Dom Bosco Foyer in Limpertsberg. For more information, click here.
Photo credit: Almyra Knevel Persson.