During all the Christmas stress we often forget about many people in our world. That’s why we’ve visited the Peacevillage International last week in Dinslaken, close to our hometown Recklinghausen. We’ve donated over 200 sweater, t-shirts, beanies and gloves to children from areas of war and conflict, who are in need of medical help they don’t receive in their home countries.
In the following you can find a few details about the Peacevillage and get a few impressions of our visit.
Since 1967 Peacevillage International has been helping the most innocent victims of war and conflict worldwide - the children. They offer individual Medical Aid for sick and injured children who cannot receive adequate treatment in their home countries, but who have a chance of being cured in Europe.
About 1500 children per year from over 10 different nations are being helped - with a age between only 3 months and 17 years. They offer seminars, exhibitions and events to provide an educational approach. Once the medical treatment and the physiotherapy at Peacevillage International have been completed, all the children return to their homes and families.
Furthermore they have many Aid Projects in regions of war and conflict to improve local medical services. Fast-paced news on TV are often responsible for us to easily suppress the terrible news we hear from many of these countries. But just because we don’t hear anything from them doesn’t ease the pain and sorrow of these children.
The work of Peacevillage International is financed almost exclusively by donations and membership fees. No matter if it’s Christmas time or any other time of the year - there’s always the possibility to donate and to contribute to the good of our society.
If you feel encouraged to donate as well, no matter if it’s a small amount of money or a few pieces of clothing you can find all the necessary information in the following:
Lanterstr. 21, D-46539 Dinslaken
Tel: +49 2064 4974-0
IBAN: DE59 3655 0000 0000 1024 00
Niederrheinische Sparkasse RheinLippe
IBAN: DE91 3565 0000 0000 1111 53
For more details please see here: https://friedensdorf.de/spendenkonten/
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! ✨