FCM Samfund delivered Christmas presents that help improve children’s quality of life
The participants at FCM Samfund did something they are very proud of last month: They ordered and packed 200 gifts for people in the middle Jutland area of Denmark. They then made route plans and even helped deliver them.
To share this achievement and the positive spirit, the foundation added English subtitles to their video so the whole EFDN network would be able to see it.
With the Christmas Gift Project, FCM Samfund wants to give financially strained families the helping hand they need to become part of a football club- and thereby part of the healthy, life-giving communities that help promote quality of life for both children and their families.
FCM Samfund’s work with Christmas gift distribution aims to help families in a financially strained situation around Christmas. The aim is to give as many children and young people as possible access to a football club where they can meet strong social relationships and communities – meeting new friends and contributing to a strong local environment.
There is a great sense of identity in being part of a team and we believe that by being together as people we develop. Being financially strapped can mean opting out of club life and sport – and therefore community and the healthy alternative. FCM Samfund wants children to get out into clubs. They need to go out and play sport and football with their peers. Community, social activities and the opportunity to see role models and to be a role model themselves have been shown to have an impact on children and young people’s well-being and courage to move on in life and in education and employment. Children need to be put at the centre and in a safe environment where they can build the network that will shape their future.
FCM Samfund give families in financial need the helping hand to enable children to become part of an association – and thereby part of the healthy, life-giving communities that help promote quality of life for both children and their families.
The Christmas gifts include tracksuits, sports bags, football boots from Nike, Arbejdernes Landsbank towels, SportMaster drinking bottle and a ticket to a 3F Superliga match and most importantly, the opportunity for a year’s free membership and subscription to a local football club.
In cooperation with DGI, the local club can apply for a grant towards the subscription, so that each child has the opportunity to join the local club, meet friends and be part of a local community and the community of the football club.
The aim is that as many children as possible become part of a football club and thereby make new friends. The foundation also wants the family behind to be integrated into club life – perhaps as a coach or just as a happy parent.