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A blog from the Holosophic Society International

Caring for the Elderly in Greece

Caring for the Elderly in Greece

Greece, May 2014 Over a period of four days in May, a group of volunteers in Athens met to discuss, plan and finally implement a project at a day care center for the elderly in a suburb of Athens named Heliopolis (city of the sun). A wide sidewalk separates the center...

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Lucky New Owners

Lucky New Owners

Every year since 2011, the Polish Holosophic Society has collected clothes, kitchen utensils, toys, beddings and other articles of daily use for the inhabitants of Pobiedna, and sometimes also for the surrounding villages. Due to the high unemployment rate, many...

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Living Together in Green

Living Together in Green

Living Together in Green Sofia, Bulgaria, 5 October 2014 Equipped with a hoe, spade, gardening scissors, broom, protective gloves, as well as some hope and faith that the good intentions and human efforts will lead to a positive change in the deserted garden, we...

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Veggies for the Elderly

Veggies for the Elderly

Lighthouse Center® Poland, July 2014In July our garden was overflowing with vegetables and we took the opportunity to share them with two retirement homes in our neighborhood. We had been in touch with these homes since autumn 2011 and had occasionally supported them...

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Bringing Life to the Desert

Bringing Life to the Desert

Bringing Life to the Desert Israel, January 2014 Since time immemorial the holiday of Tu Bishvat has been celebrated in Israel as a “new year” for trees.In contemporary Israel the holiday has become an ecological awareness day dedicated to the unity of man and nature....

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Caring and Sharing in South Africa

Caring and Sharing in South Africa

Caring & Sharing in South Africa South Africa, 2013 – 2014 Food Distribution for the Homeless With the change of the economic situation there has been an influx of illegal immigrants from neighboring countries such as Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi. As there is...

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Living Together

Living Together

Sofia, Bułgaria, 2013 - 2014 "Living Together" in Knyazhevska Forest Park “Living together” is a project initiated by the Association for Sustainable Practices called “Our Neighbourhood ASP” with the aim to unite individuals and their community for mutual benefit.....

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Lost Gardens in Arad City

Lost Gardens in Arad City

Israel, Spring 2014 In January 2014 the Holosophic Society in Israel organised a project called “Beautifying of kindergartens” in Arad city. About half a year before, two closely located kindergartens were invaded by earth beetles. In order to destroy the bugs biting...

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Neglected Corners

Neglected Corners

Greece May 2014 In various discussions about how the organisation could contribute best to the surrounding community based on the current situation in Greece, there was one question that came up several times: what do the people need? Besides jobs and money the people...

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Food for the Earth

Food for the Earth

Food for the Earth Good for All Bulgaria, Autumn 2013 – Spring 2014 The project “Food for the Earth – Good for All” is a community project lead by the Association for Sustainable Practices called “Our Neighborhood ASP”. The association was founded to increase the...

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Cookies for the Elderly

Cookies for the Elderly

Over 1000 Christmas cookies made at Lighthouse Center® Poland became Christmas presents for the elderly people of a nursing home in Mirsk (a nearby village), and were also given out by the priest of Pobiedna to villagers after the Christmas Eve service. The day…

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Firewood to the People

Firewood to the People

The winter in Pobiedna is usually very long and cold, and almost all houses of the village are still heated by firewood or coals. Some people in this area do not have the possibility to arrange the needed amount of wood to have it warm throughout the long winter…

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A Barn Full of Things

A Barn Full of Things

At the beginning of September we could once again organise a charity day for the people of Pobiedna. This time we had sorted and organized donations of clothes and bedding together with furniture, mattresses, blankets, kitchen equipment etc. from the PTH storage…

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Early Santa Claus

Early Santa Claus

Some days after the main charity event, one volunteer dressed up as Santa Claus and visited the local Kindergarten with donated toys, wrapped as gifts. They were distributed among the children, and brought great joy to the faces of the little ones, as they…

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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 (Europe and Africa) 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 through the stories!

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