With a donation of 18 000 €, Kolping Lëtzebuerg Asbl finances the covered terrace of the Stëmm in Esch
As a partner of Kolping Lëtzebuerg Asbl, the Stëmm vun der Strooss recently received a generous donation of 18 000 €. Alexandra Oxacelay, director of the Stëmm vun der Strooss, emphasizes that it is already the third time that Kolping Lëtzebuerg accepts to support the Stëmm. “Thanks to this generous donation, we were able to reconstruct the terrace in Esch/Alzette. A pergola was built”, which offers a more beautiful and bigger surface.
The president of the Kolping association, Marie-Jeanne Brauch, adds: “For us, supporting the Stëmm goes without saying. Since some years already, we work together with a group of ten people employed within the framework of professional reintegration. This way, surplus clothes that are collected on the sites in Esch and Hollerich are passed on to us and, in close collaboration with the Jongenheem Asbl, forwarded to Germany, where they are recycled.”
Alexandra Oxacelay deplores that “often, the donated clothes are in bad condition – sometimes they even smell of urine or other excrements. For the individuals working within the context of professional reintegration, sorting under these circumstances is not valorising.” Hoping that one day the Stëmm vun der Strooss is no longer seen as a trash can, the director gives a call to donate only clean and undamaged clothes.