Christmas for children of Belarusian political prisoners

Belarusians living abroad are once again running a Christmas present operation for the children of Belarusian political prisoners. It is the 2nd year after the tragic events of August 2020.

Today, there are over 1,400 prisoners of conscience in Belarus, including journalists who reported on the protests, workers who went on strike against state brutality, members of the police force who refused to obey illegal orders, teachers who spoke out against fraudulent elections, doctors who attended to wounded protestors, volunteers who helped the families of those already imprisoned and many, many more. 

150 children on our list are meeting this Christmas and New Year without at least one parent, and some are missing both – their mummy or daddy are in prison.

Please help us bring some joy to the kids and a sense of support to their families this festive season. We plan to spend about 35 euro per child, which is approximately a cost of a winter jacket or two large boxes of diapers.

We are friends and family of Belarusians fighting against the regime. We are 100% volunteer-based and all of the collected money will go towards buying gifts according to the age and the needs of each child.

December 8 update: we have collected 1400 euro out of 5600. This means that 40 children out of 160 will be receiving presents. Please, support the fundraising by donating or sharing this post wider among your friends and family.

Thank you 🤍❤️🤍

Note: the donation pool has been kindly set up by the diaspora of Belarusians in France and uses HelloAsso, the most widespread platform in France to collect donations. So you may encounter some french on the way to giving 😉

How-To for those less familiar with French 🙂
  1. Switch to English at the top of the screen
  2. Choose your donation amount
  3. Fill in your first and last name, email, date of birth, street address/city/zip code.
  4. For the donations in the US, please choose Etats-Unis from the list of countries. For the donations from the United Kingdom, please choose Royaume-Uni
  5. Tick the boxes, agreeing HelloAsso store your personal data.
  6. Click on Validate and Pay

7. Fill in the card number

8. Choose ‘Non’ for saving the card

9. Fill in Expiry month/year

10. Enter the 3-digit number on the back of your card