Christmas tree campaign

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Ecumenical Christmas tree project on campus (Image: Alicja/pixabay)]

Just before the first Advent rolls around, the two Christian university congregations KHG and ESG are launching their ecumenical Christmas tree campaign. From 25 November, Christmas trees decorated with colourful ‘wish cards’ will be waiting on campus in the Regensburger Straße between the seminar and auditorium buildings, as well as at other FAU locations in Nuremberg. The cards list everyday items, to be collected for people who lack the most basic necessities such as shower gel, kitchenware, bedsheets, warm socks, a pack of coffee, etc. The items on the cards typically cost between 5 and 10 euros. Passers-by are welcome to take a card home, buy the item on it, gift-wrap it and bring it to the secretariat of the Chair of Religious Education and Didactics of Protestant Religious Education (Lehrstuhl für Religionspädagogik und Didaktik des evangelischen Religionsunterrichts), which is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 12pm until 15 December.

Each card’s colour colour corresponds to an institution in Nuremberg or the region: red for the Wärmestube, yellow for the Straßenambulanz, blue for the homeless pensions, green for the refugee counselling service of the city mission, orange for the centre for unaccompanied minor refugees (Erstaufnahmeeinrichtung für minderjährige unbegleitete Flüchtlinge) of the Diakonie.

This year, you can also donate online at to help from afar. The proceeds will go to gifts and packaging.

The two university congregations will be bringing all presents to the individual institutions shortly before Christmas. In recent years, the response to the Christmas tree campaign has been impressive. Between 1,000-1,500 packages were handed in. This year, the university congregations are hoping for an equally big success.

Helping is more important than ever this year, but please make sure to keep your distance from others on campus and around the Christmas tree.

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