So here’s the deal: we’re collecting winter warmers for people in need, and I assume most of you reading this have one or three winter items to spare at home, maybe you’re even currently thinking about where to donate that skiing jacket you’ll never use. This year, just bring it to our stand at Markthalle Neun’s Merry Markthalle on December 15th. And yes, I’ve got some fabulous rewards for your effort.
Oh my heart! Yesterday’s Warm up #5 at Markthalle Neun was soooo successful! We collected over 440 pieces plus 466,19 Euro!! Which is more than double from last year! You all really came out and schlepped and donated and contributed so, so much! We gave out over 500 lottery tickets to over 190 people and filled over 50 Boxie24.com boxes with over 250 coats and jackets, over 170 shoes and more than 20 tents, sleeping bags and mats! So proud of you, really!!
This is a huge help for Kreuzberg Hilft, who will distribute all donations in Berlin and beyond.
Before we get to listing the winners of the 21 amazing prizes, I also want to thank my lovely helpers Ash, Helen, Majeed, Marion, Sarah and Steffi! Now read on to see whether you won!
Hope you had a nice first wintry weekend with loads of cosy blankets, hot beverages and a working heating. Icy temperatures can be so much fun! If you have the funds to make them so. Not everyone is so lucky to be able to afford the most insulating jacket or the thickest boots to enjoy below zero, especially if you’re in a situation that doesn’t allow you to work or face obstacles you’re currently not able to remove. And I assume most of you reading this have one or three winter items to spare at home, maybe you’re even currently thinking about where to donate that skiing jacket you’ll never use. For the fifth time, I’ll be collecting winter warmers to donate to people in need Warm Up #5. This year, it’s happening on December 16th at Markthalle Neun’s Breakfast Market. And yes, I’ve got some fabulous rewards for your effort.
Rushing back and forth between screening rooms, anxiously calculating the time needed to get across town to the Zoo Palast (where seats are comfiest) and whether or not there’s time to grab the sandwich with the best value for money, Berlinale becomes a way of life that’s hard to shake in the days afterwards. Suddenly I get sleepy after watching just one movie, feel the urge to check my phone. Not so at the festival, where I feel fully immersed for 90 to 180 minutes at a time, and in the end feel confident enough about my notes and memories that I can recommend at least ten great films which I hope make it to Berlin’s screens (whether small or silver) very soon.
Last Friday, we celebrated our fourth Warm Up at Voo Store, collecting coats, boots, tents, and such for local volunteer organisation Kreuzberg Hilft.
And while munching on Tausendsünd’s excellent Speculoos cookies and slurping hot beverages from Companion Coffee, 70 donors came around and donated 180 pieces and 172 Euros in total! At the end of the night, many of those were rewarded with the prizes we collected from local businesses, and the guys from Boxie24 schlepped over 30 filled boxes out to be delivered directly to Kreuzberg Hilft.