Apart from bringing us their best game at American Football in Czechia, Prague Lions actively participate in charity, including supporting the struggling small businesses and those working in COVID-19 hospitals. Now, they are sharing their desire to help children with cancer with you and help collect gifts and toys for them, which will make their Christmas better!
In 2010, we first came up with the idea of helping others in their fight with cancer. In the end, we decided to aim our efforts on children, specifically those fighting their fight with cancer on the oncological unit of the Motol teaching hospital. Since then, year after year, we collect gifts and toys for these children, and we deliver them before Christmas.
Why the children in the oncological unit of the Motol teaching hospital?
The children at this unit are incredible fighters. If we had players with their mindset in the Lions, we would never lose. These children are fighting their fate as hard as they can. The gifted toys enchant their faces with lovely smiles and give them some much needed moments of happiness. We endeavor to help their parents too, since their situation is also very difficult. The disease of their child takes a toll on their time and their finances. Therefore, they often cannot buy their children as many gifts as they would like to. The gifts we collect support these parents, by giving them the greatest gift a parent can get, a moment of happiness for their child.
How can you participate?
Due to the global pandemic, this year´s Hope month is very specific. We decided to extend the range of opportunities in which you can donate. While the standard donation baskets will still appear across Prague, a transparent bank account will be available for those who wish to support Hope month financially to any extent and do not want to physically come to one of our gift collection points. Thus, if you are in quarantine or are taking care of someone who is at high risk, you have an opportunity to support our cause too, by joining Hope month from the comfort of your home.
In summary, there are two ways in which you can support Hope month:
1. Send a donation of any amount of money to our transparent account: 2301891520/2010. This money will then be used to purchase toys and books, which we will then deliver and gift to the children at the oncological unit of the Motol teaching hospital.
2. Donate like every year. All around Prague, we and our partners will prepare gift baskets, into which you can donate NEW toys and other gifts. The contents of these baskets will be collected before Christmas, and then delivered and gifted to the children at the oncological unit of the Motol teaching hospital. We stress that these gifts need to be NEW due to the vulnerability of oncological patients towards various pathogens!
Where are our collection points?
– Rest – Podolské nábřeží 6, 147 00 Prague 4
– Fresh Greek – Terronská 873/3, 160 00 Prague 6 – Bubeneč
– Fresh Point Pizza – náměstí Svobody 728/1, 160 00 Prague 6 – Bubeneč
– Dvorek Karlín – Křižíkova 65a, 186 00 Prague 8 – Karlín
Thank you for deciding to help with us!
Support Your Locals
The Coronavirus crisis has brought us lots and lots of bad things. Nevertheless, it has been an opportunity for us to come together and help those, who have put their health on the line to fight this vicious disease. That is exactly why, in the spring of 2020, the Support Your Local idea was born. Since the second wave of this disease has come to the Czech Republic, we have decided to bring this event back. We believe it is a great opportunity to make the day of those on the front line, who really have a lot on their hands nowadays. At the same time, it also supports the restaurants that have partnered with us. Businesses, which have come under extreme pressure in these uneasy times.
How does Support Your Locals work?
It is very simple. In our partner restaurants, a list of which you can find at the end of this message, you can decide to pay for an extra portion or more for the people who serve on the front line. The restaurant will record the amount of pre-paid portions. Every fortnight, all the prepaid portions will be cooked and delivered to various healthcare facilities. That’s how easy it is. It is a win-win situation for all the parties involved. You will not only help the front-line workers, but also the restaurants, which are not exactly doing well during these times.
I am a customer; how can I take part?
In partnered restaurants, you can purchase any number of extra portions you would like, which will be cooked together with portions purchased by other customers and then delivered to the healthcare workers on the front line.
We are a restaurant/cafe/donut shop, how can we take part?
If you are the owner of any catering service, and you would like to become a part of this project, please contact us via email to [email protected]. We will set everything up for you as soon as possible. You will be added to the list of businesses, in which customers can purchase extra portions for healthcare workers on the front line.
Where can extra portions for front-line workers be purchased?
Rest – Podolské nábřeží 34/6 – Prague 4 – https://www.restrest.cz/
FreshPoint Pizza – Československé armády 728/26 – Prague 6 – https://fresh-point.cz/
Fresh Greek – Teronská 873/3 – Prague 6 – https://freshgreek.cz/
Dvorek Karlín – Křižíkova 65a, 186 00 Prague 8 – Karlín