Parcel

Donate a post-parcel

The donations are sorted and distributed directly to people living in poverty and social institutions in Switzerland.

Food Parcel

What should I give?

Please only fill your parcel with non-perishable foodstuffs or toiletries and other hygiene products. For example, flour, sugar, jam, honey or cereals, dry foods such as soups, spices and lentils, mustard and mayonnaise, chocolate and tea.

Where can I bring my parcel?

Drop off your parcel at any post office free of charge from 24 December 2020 and 11 January 2021. 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 retail outlets

From 28 December, you can buy one of the 8,000 ready-made parcels for CHF 20 at the larger Coop stores and hand it in at the customer service desk. The Coop will take care of delivery to the Swiss Red Cross.

Buy ready-made parcels

coop.ch

With coop.ch you can donate parcels with a value of 20, 50 and 100 francs.

Gift parcel at coop.ch
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Poverty in Switzerland

Even in Switzerland there are many families and people living alone in precarious financial circumstances. The 2 x Christmas campaign helps them get though these difficult times.

Other questions about donating goods

Will my parcel be forwarded directly to someone in need?

No, every year hundreds of volunteers come to the Swiss Red Cross Logistics Centre in Wabern near Bern to unpack all the parcels received. The goods are sorted and packed up for delivery to the Red Cross cantonal associations that take charge of distributing the foodstuffs and toiletries to vulnerable people. Some cantonal associations distribute the goods to social institutions that aid people in need in Switzerland.

When can I send my parcel donation?

The 24th campaign is due to start on 24 December 2020 and will run until 11 January 2021. During the campaign you can hand in your unaddressed parcel marked '2 x Christmas' at any post office and it will be delivered free of charge to the Swiss Red Cross.

What can I put in my parcel?

Only put foodstuffs with a long shelf life or toiletries in your parcel. Foodstuffs must have a shelf life of at least six months. It is preferable to donate non-perishable products, such as flour, sugar, jam, honey or cereals, dry foods such as soups, spices and lentils, mustard and mayonnaise, chocolate and tea.

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