This year, the “Young People for Families with Small Children” program has collected 7.5 tons of donations, which will help 350-400 families in need across Hungary, the president of the National Association of Large Families said at a press conference in Budapest on Tuesday.
Katalin Kardosné Gyurkó said that this year, 23 organizations in 28 locations, involving some 600 young volunteers, took part in the fundraising. This is the seventh time the collection has been organized, she said, adding that the government has been a strategic partner of association since 2010.
The “Young People for Families with Small Children” initiative is a joint action of NOE, CBA, and the Príma supermarket chains, where young volunteers collect donations for families with young children.
The government has a strong focus on helping and supporting families. The Single Parent Center, opened in 2018 by the Single Parents’ Club Foundation, has also been established in the capital. Its aim is to create equal opportunities for the more than half a million single-parent children and to provide a supportive environment for single-parent families. The program is a pioneer initiative not only in Hungary but also internationally.
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