Parcel

Donate a post-parcel

The foodstuffs are distributed in Switzerland, to people in need and to local social institutions.

3 7 Waren Päckli ©SRK, Remo Nägeli

What should I give?

Please only fill your parcel with non-perishable foodstuffs or toiletries and other hygiene products. For example, tea, coffee, pasta, rice, cooking oils, tinned goods, toothpaste, toothbrushes, cotton wool, soap and shampoo.

Where can I bring my parcel?

Drop off your parcel at any post office free of charge from 24 December 2017 and 6 January 2018. The post office will provide printed labels for you to use.

Other parcel options

pick@home

With pick@home, the postman will come to your home to collect the parcel.

Parcel at home

coop@home

With coop@home, you can order parcels with a value of 20, 50 or 100 francs.

Gift parcel at coop@home
Sara fauster web

Poverty in Switzerland

Sara Fauster, a single mother of five, was struggling to get by in precarious financial circumstances. The 2 x Christmas campaign helped her and her family through this difficult period.

Other questions about donating goods

Will my parcel just be forwarded to a person in need?

No. Every year over a hundred volunteers open the parcels at the Swiss Red Cross logistics centre in Wabern near Bern. The goods are then sorted, packed up and sent out to the Red Cross cantonal associations. They then distribute the foodstuffs and toiletries to people in need. Some cantonal associations choose to supply social institutions that help poor people in Switzerland.

When can I send post-parcels?

The 21st 2 x Christmas campaign will run from 24 December 2017 to 6 January 2018. You can send your parcel free of charge throughout the campaign period. All you need to do is drop it off at the nearest post office, where you will be given a printed label.

What can I put in my parcel?

Foodstuffs must have a shelf-life of at least six months. It's therefore better to choose dry goods, such as tea, coffee, pasta, and rice, cooking oil or tinned foods. Toiletries, such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, cotton wool, soap and shampoo, are also very welcome.

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