This year’s appeal was for the Menedékház, founded in 2005 on the outskirts of Budapest, a charity which helps homeless families with children reintegrate into the workplace and society at large. The name says it all: Menedékház, or shelter, originally referred to a temporary refuge in a forest or on a mountaintop placed there for those in need of cover during storms and at nightfall. This year’s Lent Appeal Project aimed to fund the comprehensive renovation of the family washrooms, providing individual cabins or cubicles for family groups to change, wash, and shower.
The 5 Lenten lunches held at HTC raised 1540CHF for this worthy cause. Thank you to those who hosted and those who attended and contributed so generously.