The City of Geneva has adapted its plans and offers a number of alternatives to the traditional “Réveillon de la solidarité” to bring a little light and solace to the most vulnerable members of society, despite the health situation and social crisis.
For several years, the Plainpalais community hall has welcomed underprivileged and isolated people on the evening of 31 December in order to offer them a little comfort during this special period.
This year, the context linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in particular the associated health constraints, means that the traditional “Réveillon de la solidarité” cannot be held at Plainpalais community hall on New Year’s Eve in the usual conditions.
Despite the current situation, the Social Service has found an alternative means of paying particular attention to people in need during the festive period.
Accordingly, on 24, 25 and 31 December and 1 January, the City will offer a festive meal to the beneficiaries of the Club Social Rive gauche and those living in the Châtelaine, Richemont and Frank Thomas emergency shelters.
Support for the associations
In order to help as many people as possible, the Administrative Council has decided to complement this action by providing several associations and emergency shelters with financial support:
- The Salvation Army night shelter;
- La Maison de la Roseraie;
- L’Hôtel Bel’Espérance;
- Le Geneva Hostel;
- Le Phare;
- La Coulou;
- Les Jardins de Montbrillant;
- Emmaüs Genève;
- Le Bateau;
- Le CARE;
- Café Cornavin;
- Aux 6 Logis;
This will enable these associations to serve festive meals in their different facilities during the holiday season.
Article modifié le 16.12.2020 à 14:37