Hyvä Joulumieli, Christmas Spirit is a fundraising campaign, that gives out food vouchers to families with children which are in need. With the vouchers families can buy food for Christmas. The campaign is run by the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare and the Finnish Red Cross together with the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle.
The fundraising will start on Thursday the 21st of November 2019 and continue until Christmas Eve. The goal for this year’s fundraising is 2 million euro, which will allow the organizers to give out 28 000 vouchers for 70 euro each.
The Hyvä Joulumieli gift vouchers will be given to families with children, which are in need due to for instance unemployment, illness, debt, low income or some other kind of crisis. You can’t apply for a gift voucher. The local associations of the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare and the Finnish Red Cross work together with the local child health clinics, social services and the church to find families that need help.
The Hyvä Joulumieli gift voucher is good only for food supplies and it is valid in all S Group, K Group and Lidl-stores.