After the success of several projects of supporting numerous children from different care centres, Lyoness Lithuania, the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation as well as many helpers and volunteers had one very special goal: to combine forces and surprise 100 children from 6 different institutions with an unforgettable pre-Christmas excursion. Thanks to the support of many Loyalty Merchants, Lyoness Members and Lyconet Marketers the "Angel for a Day" project became an unforgettable event for all the children involved.
In the afternoon of December 9, the children and their caretakers and parents met at the Keistuoliai Theater, a Lyoness Loyalty Merchant. Excitement and anticipation filled the air as the children waited for the show to begin. Once everyone was seated the performance of "Pyp Pyp" (engl. "Beep Beep") commenced. The brilliant interactive play encouraged the children to participate at various stages and the actors were met with a thunderous applause. To the surprise of the young audience, Santa Claus took centre stage along with his helpers and spoke of his long journey from the North Pole to all the children's houses. The excitement reached a fever pitch when the children were allowed to choose a present from under the Christmas tree. The gift giving was not only a special moment for the children but also touched the hearts of the volunteers and the children's caretakers. For this reason we would like to thank everyone who provided presents, especially the Lyoness Loyalty Merchant Maxima, who kindly donated most of the gifts.
After each child received their present everyone was invited to a communal dinner, which was largely and very generously prepared for by our Loyalty Merchant Čili and to end the day with a bang there was cake for all the thrilled children and their guardians.
This "Angel for a Day" initiative has once again proven how much we can achieve when we work together. Our volunteers and helpers have truly created an amazing day for these poor children. On behalf of every child we would like to say thank you to all Merchants, volunteers, donors, organisers, and we look forward to the next "Angel for a Day" event in Lithuania.
We would like to say a special thank you to the Lyoness Loyalty Merchants and Members as well as the employees at Lyoness Lithuania:
Mrs. Lina Gedmintienė
Violeta Savickytė - Jonaitienė
We would also like to express our gratitude to all CFF sponsors and supporters.
The aim of this event was to enable 100 disadvantaged children from 6 different institutions to go and see a theatre performance and enjoy a Christmas party, including presents and a celebratory dinner.
"Angel for a Day" in Lithuania - 100 children, 6 organisations and one common goal: to bring a huge smile to the children's faces
100 disadvantaged children, who are looked after by the following social services:
• Day Care Centre "Dreams ship“
• Day Care Centre "Sunshine“
• Day Care Centre "Fountain“
• Day Care Centre "Give a Hand”
• Children's Home "Paparčia“
• Lithuanian Childhood Cancer Association "Paguoda“