Do something good with “2 x Christmas” Donate parcels – together we send parcels of joy.
Swiss Post has been running the “2 x Christmas” charitable campaign since 1997, working together with the Swiss Red Cross, the broadcaster SRG SSR and retailer Coop. The campaign involves the collection of goods across Switzerland, which are then distributed to those living in poverty in Switzerland, or the proceeds of the online parcels are used to buy food and essential items for people in Eastern Europe.
The campaign runs from 24 December until 11 January.
- Non-perishable food such as rice, oil, coffee, tee, tinned goods and pasta with a shelf life of at least six months
- Hygiene products and toiletries such as toothpaste, soap and shampoo
The Swiss Red Cross distributes all donations in kind to those living in poverty in Switzerland, offering support to recipients of social benefits, contact points for impoverished people, emergency shelters, women’s refuges, nurseries, care homes, children’s homes and refugee centers.
The proceeds of the online parcels are used to support those living in poverty in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Moldova and Kyrgyzstan. With this contribution, the Red Cross buys food, toiletries, heating fuel or medicines on site.
Have your parcel collected from home free of charge
From 24 December until 11 January, Swiss Post can collect your donated goods parcel for “2 x Christmas” free of charge from your home – with pick@home.
You can register your parcels here from 24 December.
Parcels could of course also be handed in free of charge at any Swiss Post branch during this period.
You can find more official information about the “2 x Christmas” campaign at: www.2xchristmas.ch
2018/19 review Over 60,000 parcels for those living in poverty
In the 22nd year of the “2 x Christmas” campaign, 58,399 postal parcels and 1,888 online parcels, worth CHF 237,000, were donated. This exceeded the previous year’s result by more than 10,000 parcels. A big thank you for your solidarity!
Volunteer assignments for Swiss Post employees
Swiss Post employees had the opportunity to help out with the unpacking and sorting activities for “2 x Christmas” 2018/2019. 62 staff responded to the call and put in time volunteering at the Swiss Red Cross sorting center. Thank you for your active support.