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New Year’s Eve 2020: the City focusses on solidarity

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.

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Réveillon de la solidarité

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.

Festive meals

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:

This will enable these associations to serve festive meals in their different facilities during the holiday season.

Visit the Hospice Général website to consult the “Where to go during the festive period” calendar presenting the different offers of the associations. The information may change according to the health situation.

Contact

Service social

25 Rue Dizerens

1205

Genève

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Tél. +41224184700

Fax. +41224184701

Service social

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Article modifié le 16.12.2020 à 14:37