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Caritas Finland Newsletter June 2021

Summer greetings from the Caritas office!

The activities at Caritas Finland are starting again little by little. At the end of May we arranged a seminar for young people interested in development cooperation, together with IYC Finland. In June we arranged a summer bazaar with our volunteers and summer interns David and Ella. Also the Friendship café got together after a long break.

Changes will be taking place in our office team, from which you can read in the newsletter below. The summer camps are also getting started and we are still hoping for donations for our collection to support families in Finland, so that as many children as possible could get a chance to enjoy the summer camp activities!

We wish all our members and other friends of Caritas a sunny and refreshing summer!

A new communications specialist at Caritas Finland

Laura Koskelainen has started as the new communications specialist at Caritas Finland. Laura will be in charge of the communications as well as the global education projects. Laura can be reached by email or by phone 040 0305559.

An open position for a coordinator at Caritas Finland

The coordinator of Caritas Finland Sara Simonsen will be ending her work at Caritas as she moves to another town with her family. We are looking for a new coordinator for our development cooperation projects. The job posting (in Finnish) can be read at the Caritas website:öpaikat

Summer interns at Caritas Finland

Caritas Finland office team was joined by two summer interns in the early summer. David and Ella helped with Caritas communications and event organization. David has written about his experiences for Caritas blog which is available at:

Caritas Finland annual meeting was held on 27.4.

Caritas Finland annual meeting was held this spring remotely. The following members will continue in the Caritas boad: Bishop emeritus Teemu Sippo SCJ, Elie El-Khouri, Meisa Dano, Stephen Arnold, Gloria Lapitan, Father Ryszard Mis SCJ, Katia Orellana, Pirketta Levón and Osmo Vartiainen. Caritas Finland annual report 2020 is available for download in Finnish on our website:

Support children to participate in summer camps

Many children are looking forward to a summer camp but because of the corona crisis many more low-income families face challenges in getting the money together for the camp fees. Caritas Finland supports children and youth around Finland through the Catholic parishes and in addition supports young people in arranging summer activities. Caritas helps annually dozens of children to participate in summer camps when the family’s own resources are not enough and they cannot get help from elsewhere. You can donate either on our website, directly to the account or through MobilePay.

Recipient: Caritas Finland ry

Account number: FI73 8000 1270 1545 04

Reference: 2325 (social work in Finland)

MobilePay: 95959 (message: summer camp)

Fundraising permission: RA/2019/18 (2019-2022)

News from the Penghibur Children Home in Indonesia

Children have been joining school activities remotely as a result of the corona epidemic. In addition to studying, children also participate to many kinds of hobbies which develop children’s skills and self-esteem. Many of them are related to gardening and animal care in the large garden of the children home. In the spring the children and youth have practiced entrepreneurshop skills by making organic compost and growing chili as well as other vegetable seedlings for sale. This year Caritas Finland supports Children home activities together with the Sääksmäki Lutheran parish and with our development cooperation donors' support. The children home can be supported regularly by becoming a monthly donor at

Summer opening hours at the Caritas shop

The shop is open between 10am-3pm on weekdays until 9th July. You can also order products through our webshop all throughout the summer!

Summer clothes sale at the shop!

All the clothes at the Caritas shop for only 1 euro per clothe until 9th July. Welcome to shop! The address is Kuusitie 6, Helsinki.

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