Together let's celebrate Christmas with the children !
Christmas for all !
The “Friends of the Lebanon” association aims to distribute this year, as every year, a maximum number of presents to the children of the Lebanon.
Every year, millions of children across the world celebrate Christmas...
In partnership with local and international organisations, we comb the villages of the Lebanon looking for joy and innocent smiles on the kiddies' faces.
We would like to share that experience with you, via your presents.
Please help them to love, and to forget poverty.
And help us to rekindle the flame of Christmas in the hearts of these children and hold out our arms, in pity, to these children who deserve to live.
Who we are ?
Ever since 2002, the Monegasque humanitarian charity “The Friends of the Lebanon in Monaco” has kept to its aim of coming to the aid of children and people in difficulty across the world, and in particular in the Lebanon. We are active in the fields of health, education, culture and the environment.
Our charity now has an international dimension, thanks to its collaboration with the UNDP (United Nations Development Program), the WHO (World Health Organisation), the Lebanese Red Cross and other local NGOs, and its involvement in organisations which are active in local development in the Lebanon, and also by its actions across the world in favour of the most needy.
The commitment of our president has been officially recognised by the United Nations, who have appointed her “Goodwill Ambassador to Western Europe” within the framework of the “Live Lebanon” initiative put in place by the UNDP. (United Nations Program for Development).
Our charity has been able to respond to many health crises in the poorest regions, financing the purchase and modernisation of medical equipment (Tripoli, Haret Hreik, Ghobeiri, Bourj Al Barajneh), providing the running costs of mobile clinics (Hermel and Akkar), creating dental and ophthalmic services (Zrariyeh and Bint Jbeil), organising cancer and paediatric departments (Rak Hariri and Rashaya hospitals), building dispensaries (Shatila suburb, Haouch El Harimeh), organising transplants for children suffering from heart disease, mounting campaigns for breast cancer screening and testing for HIV, as well as buying medicines
By 'adopting' children and putting in place humanitarian projects for education, training and development, the “Friends of the Lebanon in Monaco” have contributed to the creation and renovation of schools (Hay al Gharbeh, in Ghosta and Jounieh), creches, public parks (Bekaa, Furn el Shebbak, Ain Yaccoub), and have enabled thousands of poor children to go to school. Similarly, we have carried out a number of projects to improve the quality of the environment (creation of irrigation canals, reservoirs, improvement to sanitary installations, extension of sewage networks).
Our charity has also provided material aid to victims of war and earthquake across the globe (Haiti, Italy) and was quick to mobilise support for the needs of refugees displaced from Syria into the Lebanon, particularly in the fields of education and healthcare.
Didier Deschamps, the selector of the French national football team, has been our patron since inception.
This year, we can count on him yet again, both for his presence on the day of signing we are organising, and for his involvement during the campaign.
Let's follow his example and join in the campaign, giving happiness to children just waiting for that.
How does the distribution of presents work?
We are organising a trip, mid-December, to give the presents personally to the children of the Lebanon.
Each time we are eagerly awaited, and this event has become a real Christmas party, coming early!
Where will the presents be distributed?
The map below shows the towns or regions of the Lebanon where we will be distributing presents:
Here below a brief look at how the distribution takes place:
Describe your project goal
How will the funds be used ?
Purchase of the toys of Christmas (estimation 1000 toys): 10 000€
- Meals offered during this distribution(casting) to the most deprived children (estimation 400 children): 3 000€
- Installation of park of games(sets) in certain public schools so that a wide number children can take advantage of it throughout the year (swings, slide, etc.): 5 schools: 3 000€
(Photos of former(old) installations realized in schools in the Lebanon)