It’s getting colder outside, and while most of us prepare for winter by consuming ginger tea and snapping pictures of the last rays of sunlight, for some people this upcoming time of the year is more than just a nuisance but a life threat. Stil in Berlin is all about the good things in life and our city, but we needn’t forget that many are not that lucky. So let’s start sharing:
We want you to roam your closets and basements to find warm winter clothing and shoes in good condition you no longer need and bring them to WARM UP on November 17th at Voo Store. All collected items will be donated to the Kältehilfe Berlin, an organization that for years has been offering support for people without shelter during the harsh winter days and nights. To boost your motivation a little more, we asked some of the finest Berlin brands for support as well and they truly outdid themselves in offering prizes for you to win in our donation lottery. It’s easy: All donors receive lottery tickets for a chance to win great prizes by Aesop, 032c, Nike, and many more!
Of course, we won’t need your silky summer dresses as donations for freezing times, but we’ll gladly accept winter warmers like shoes and boots, jackets and sweaters, woolen socks and hats, gloves and scarves, sleeping bags, blankets, and mats. And in case you’ve got no clothes to donate, don’t worry – you can also buy lottery tickets for 10 Euros and support the cause through this monetary donation, which will go entirely to the Berliner Kältehilfe as well.
All donations will be accepted there from that time on until 19:00, when the lottery* will start. In the meantime you can enjoy charity cookies by Daniel’s Eatery and warm up with drinks by Companion Coffee. Plus some warming tunes, of course.
*The number of tickets you receive depends on what you’re donating, a coat will give you more tickets than a pair of socks, obviously. You’ll receive one lottery ticket for every 500g you’re donating. Clothing will be only accepted in good and wearable condition.
All prizes will be given away during the lottery, so you’ll need to attend the lottery to claim your prize. If a ticket holder is not present when its number is called, numbers are drawn until a present ticket holder is found.
With the help of Tischlerei Nord.