Today, on November 22, for the eighth consecutive year, the Laima Charity House has opened its doors at Laima Clock to bring joy and Christmas to 1,500 children of various social statuses from more than 20 regions of Latvia. In support of the Laima Charity House project and inviting others to join it, President of the Republic of Latvia Egils Levits and the First Lady Andra Levite visited the House today.
The First Lady Andra Levite emphasizes: “There are some children who are born in a lucky shirt and some are not given that lucky shirt. I think those born in the lucky shirt would have the duty and the pleasure of working with others.”
The President of Latvia Egils Levits points out: “This is an extremely important event because all children and their dreams are equal, but not everyone has the chance to make their dreams come true. This campaign is an opportunity to fulfill the dreams of those who would not otherwise be able to do so, and in the spirit of Christmas, to fulfill the dreams of such children. “
The President of Latvia Egils Levits and Mrs. Andra Levite will delight a large family from Vidzeme this holiday. This Christmas, seven offspring of this family dream of getting sleighs for winter fun, footwear, as well as puzzles and other toys.
Chairman of the Board of Orkla Latvija, Toms Didrihsons, adds: “We are very pleased that visiting the Laima Charity House has become an integral part of the Christmas tradition for many people both in Latvia and abroad. We look back with satisfaction at what we have accomplished in recent years and thank everyone involved in realizing the brightest dreams of children. I wish we would each stop for a moment in our daily race and create a miracle for those who are looking forward to it!”
Toms Didrihsons, Chairman of the Board of Orkla Latvija, will bring the joy of the holiday into the daily life of two sisters from Kurzeme this year, bringing them various coveted toys.
In Laima Charity House until December 22 every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., anyone who wants to fulfill the brightest dreams of children whose families can’t afford it them on this holiday will be welcome. Laima Charity House project involves children from families with different social statuses – children from large families, foster families, low-income families, and children with disabilities. Laima Charity House is a place where these children’s dreams of Christmas presents come to people who are ready to make them come true.
The wishes of children’s cards are many and varied, ranging from everyday necessities such as clothing and footwear or eyeglasses to improving eyesight, as well as gifts to help children develop their talents and diversify their leisure activities such as bicycles, musical instruments, board games. Each selected card is registered in the system and within five days the project sponsor is invited to bring the gift to Laima’s House, from where it will be forwarded to the author.
It is possible to visit the Laima Charity House for the third year on the website www.laimasnamins.lv. House’s website gives you the opportunity to view some of the cards created by 1,500 children online and get acquainted with their coveted gifts. In addition, everyone can keep track of the number of gifts they have on the website and see how many more children are waiting for their wishes to come true. Although the card can be selected online, the donated gift must then be delivered to the Laima Charity House in Riga to ensure that the good fairies of the House reach children in all regions of Latvia.
Since 2012, Laima Charity House has fulfilled the dreams of 6,800 children from more than 70 regions of Latvia. This year, with the support of the public, a festive feeling will be created in the homes of another 1,500 children from 20 regions of Latvia.