The lessons children learn in their first six years stay with them for life. But fragile family situations are often socially isolating for children. This means they miss out on important fundamental experiences. Together with the Human Safety Net Switzerland foundation, you are helping parents to lay strong foundations for their children’s future despite their difficult circumstances.
The 2023 project: carefree summer holidays for families affected by addiction and poverty
Enabling parents and children from fragile family situations to have positive holiday experiences. Your donation will help support the Paradiesgässli summer camp in Lucerne. Paradiesgässli is a voluntary organisation for families affected by addiction and poverty. These families are unable to go on holiday together due to a lack of money or guardianship issues. The summer camp allows them to spend time together, strengthen their family structure and make wonderful memories. Paradiesgässli aims to support families affected by addiction and poverty, in order to improve quality of life for parents and their children.
Every donation counts. Thank you for your support.
Ways to donate
- The CharityRun 10K
The CharityRun 10KM is the focus of our fundraising. You can register as a runner in this special category. There is no ranking – your time will be listed alphabetically.
CHF 30 of your entry fee will go directly to the Human Safety Net Switzerland foundation to support this year’s project.
- The virtual CharityRun 10K
You can't be there in person but still want to experience the unique atmosphere of the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne and do something good at the same time?
10 Swiss Francs of your entry fee will go directly to the foundation "The Human Safety Net Switzerland" to support this year's project.
- Donate via online registration
Simply donate when registering online as normal for the SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne. You can donate CHF 2, CHF 5, CHF 10, CHF 20, CHF 50 or CHF 100 to the Human Safety Net Switzerland foundation during the registration process.
- Donate to our donation account
You can also donate in the traditional way by paying any amount into our donation account:
Bank: Valiant Bank Luzern
Account owner: Verein SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne, 6006 Luzern
IBAN: CH37 0630 0016 9636 7140 8
About The Human Safety Net Switzerland
The Human Safety Net Switzerland foundation funds projects in Switzerland that benefit children aged 0 to 6 years and their parents in fragile family situations. Together with its partner organisation, Marie Meierhofer Institut für das Kind (MMI), the foundation focuses on early years education. The foundation was established by the insurer Generali Switzerland in 2019. It serves as the bedrock of its social commitment within Switzerland.
“The Human Safety Net Switzerland” foundation is supporting the national “MegaMarieplus” programme to empower family centres. This gives more parents and their children under six years of age in fragile family situations access to high-quality services and a stimulating environment. The programme is jointly overseen by the Marie Meierhofer Institut für das Kind and the Netzwerk Bildung und Familie.
Former supported projects
2023: Foundation THSN Switzerland "Carefree summer holidays for families affected by addiction and poverty"
2022: Foundation THSN Switzerland "Running for refugee children"
2021: UNICEF "Kangaroo Mother Care in Nepal"
2020: UNICEF "Kangaroo Mother Care in Nepal"
2019: UNICEF "Support of babies and their mothers in Tajikistan"
2018: UNICEF "Hunger crisis in Southern Sudan"
2017: Foundation "LZ Weihnachtsaktion"
2016: Foundation "Make A Wish" Switzerland
2015: Foundation "SOS children's village" Switzerland
2014: Foundation "Kind und Familie (KiFa)" Switzerland
The SwissCityMarathon thanks everyone for their valuable commitment and donation.