German carolers raise funds for children from Ukraine

10 January, 12:28
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German carolers dressed as three biblical kings walk with a star from house to house, singing and collecting donations. - фото 1
German carolers dressed as three biblical kings walk with a star from house to house, singing and collecting donations.
Photo source: Photo from the DW archive
This year, German carolers are collecting donations under the slogan of helping Ukrainian children whose parents have become migrant workers. This initiative was supported by President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Angela Merkel.

This is reported by Ukrainska Pravda while citing DW.

Since January 6, thousands of children-carolers in Germany, dressed in costumes of the biblical Three Kings - Kaspar, Balthazar and Melchior, traditionally go home, sing carols and raise money for charity. And although this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine restrictions, children will not knock on neighbors' doors, the charity campaign continues, including online.

This year it is held under the slogan "Bring a blessing, be a blessing. Support children - in Ukraine and all over the world." The campaign organizers collect assistance for children from Ukraine who live with one of their parents, grandparents or in foster families because their father or mother went to work abroad. According to various estimates, about two million children have suffered from parental labor migration in Ukraine alone.

Steinmeier and his wife, as well as Merkel, addressed the carolers with their blessing and gratitude for their charitable activities in their video messages. They noted that by helping children from Ukraine and all over the world, carolers make this world a better and brighter place.