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Sodoxo offered furniture to the Stëmm vun der Strooss

«Why throw out your old furniture when others can make good use of it?» This is the question Annie Riquet, Graphic coordinatrice of the Marketing Service for Sodexo and Patrick Reding, Director of CIPA Gréngewald ask others. It was not long after that, that a donation of 8 tables, 2 relaxing arm-chairs, 10 chairs with arm-rests and 15 folding-chairs was given to the workshop Schweesdreps, located at 30, rue Jos Kieffer in Esch-sur-Alzette. This donation has resulted in a partnership between Sodexo and the Stëmm vun der Strooss since 2014. For Anne Waringo, who is responsible for the Schweesdreps, «… this donation would fit our needs, because our furniture needs to be replaced since having obtained it for our opening in 2015. Since then, they have become old and well-used and our refectory needs to be re-furnished.» The Directrice of the Stëmm, Alexandra Oxacelay also says, «… most importantly, that 30 people actually benefit and appreciate their actual work at the Schweesdreps.» 4,000 complete uniforms are washed every week. They are also delivered to 40 different football clubs. Donations can be made to the Stëmm vun der Strooss at LU 63 0019 2100 0888 3000 with the BCEE. Donations are [...]

Who are we?

Founded in 1996, the Stëmm vun der Stross (which literally translates to ‘Voice of the Street’) encourages the social and professional integration of underprivileged but also discriminated individuals. Appointed and concerted by the health minister, the non-profit association collaborates with the Luxembourgish Red Cross. The headquarters are located in the capital city, Luxembourg. In 2004, the city of Esch-sur-Alzette additionally offered premises, which enabled the establishment of a second restaurant. Furthermore, the workshop for social reintegration called Schweesdreps is also located in the second-largest city of Luxembourg. During the year of 2014, the Stëmm vun der Stross was able to open new branches in Hollerich, Schoenfels, Tétange and Belvaux. The association mainly supports people who are homeless, unemployed, living on a minimum wage, ex-criminals, asylum seekers, immigrants and people who suffer from addictions such as alcoholism, drugs and medication.

We work for the social and professional integration of the disadvantaged people.

In 2016 Stemm vun der Stross enabled:

  • 71 420 served meals in the social restaurant of Hollerich and 28 710 served meals in the second premise in Esch-sur-Alzette, which is a total of 100 130 served meals (+36,7%);
  • 137 tons of free redistributed food products;
  • 575 medical consultations;
  • 249 individuals who are coached in our workshops of professional reintegration;
  • 230 re-accommodated individuals within the activity and offered service of Immo Stëmm;

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‘I had come to join the Stëmm through another friend. I had been working for a bank most of my life and told myself that I would want to do something different in my retirement, mainly as a volunteer. All my colleagues have been skeptical towards my work at the Stëmm. My loved ones, however, have been very supportive. The first time I started here, I did not know how people would react. I thought that they might be aggressive. But that was not the case at all. Nobody really knew my role. ‘Oh hey, the new guy!’’ Nobody knew that I was in fact a volunteer. Now, I have simply become one of them.’
Nico, 67

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