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HSI Youth event

HSI Youth event

The first HSI Youth event took place from 12. – 15. May 2016 in a Red Cross owned resort in Debeli rtič, Slovenia.

More than 20 persons from 9 different countries participated. We spent some beautiful days together and even though the weather conditions weren’t in our favour most of the time, the feeling among us was very heart warming.

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International weekend

International weekend

Our first international meeting was held in the Youth Hostel in Debeli rtič and was attended by friends from Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Austria, Spain, Bulgaria, Belgium and the Czech Republic.
Our aim was to find new ideas on how to engage in charitable activities in our respective areas.

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Cross-generational Walk

Cross-generational Walk

A group of volunteers decided to take some elderly residents from a local retirement home for a walk through the old town of Ljubljana. Due to staff shortage, the elderly residents do not often benefit from social activities outside the retirement home. It goes without saying that not only the residents but also the employees are grateful to the support of our volunteers.

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Caring for the Elderly

Caring for the Elderly

During the last months, several groups within the HSI region have got involved in voluntary activities for the elder generation. According to the local needs and possibilities, the activities range from private support of individuals to group projects such as musical performances in retirement homes. Following are a few examples of activities that have taken place in different countries so far.

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Cleaning a shelter for abandoned cats

Cleaning a shelter for abandoned cats

Around fifty cats dwell in a shelter for abandoned cats near the city of Izola. They all need food, fresh water, sand for the litter tray as well as some daily cuddles, so we decided to offer a helping hand...

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Melodious Cultural Medley

Melodious Cultural Medley

After the great success of an uplifting fundraising event in 2014, the Holosophic Society UK (HSUK) partnered once again with Vista, a local charity working with children and adults with sight loss, with the aim to make a positive contribution towards people’s lives...

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Supporting Children in Portugal

Supporting Children in Portugal

During the spring and summer the Holosophic Society Portugal (HSP) has been involved in several charity activities. In April 2015 we started collecting rice, oil, beans and other items to be given to poor families in the neighbourhood…

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Small Gifts Made with Great Joy

Small Gifts Made with Great Joy

Two years have passed since our last project in cooperation with the voluntary organization called “Yad Le Arad”. This organisation works with our local Social Care Department and helps needy people by delivering food received from hotels and...

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August Retreat 2015

August Retreat 2015

From 15-23 August 2015, the Lighthouse Center Poland was turned into a different place: people from 18 different countries visited the European Centre and actively participated in the daily life as well as specially organised activities. With so many helping hands,...

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About this blog

Based on the idea of caring for other people and the environment, various groups in different countries within the region of the Holosophic Society International have started different charity projects in order to bring about a change in their communities. All activities have been funded by donations and carried out by volunteers. On this blog you find regular reports and updates about these projects as well as information about our activities and events. We hope you enjoy browsing though the stories!

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