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.
2023 project: equal opportunities for every child
According to figures from Caritas Switzerland, around 133,000 children are affected by poverty. A further 317,000 are living on the poverty line. Fragile family situations are often socially isolating for children. This means they miss out on important fundamental experiences. As a result, they are already on an unequal footing when they start pre-school.
Your donation will enable parents and children aged 0 to 6 years in fragile family situations to access high-quality services and a stimulating environment. Early childhood education is important in preventing poverty. With the right support, children can discover creativity, movement, play and language. This gives them an equal start in life.
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.
- 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 programme: Swiss family centres support the wellbeing of children and their parents
The Human Safety Net Switzerland foundation is helping the national MegaMarieplus programme to empower family centres. If children are to develop positively and get an equal start in life, they need loving care and places to play and unleash their creativity. In the next three years, more young children and parents in fragile family situations throughout Switzerland will have access to local, high-quality services and a stimulating environment in their area. The programme is jointly overseen by the Marie Meierhofer Institut für das Kind (MMI) and the Netzwerk Bildung und Familie association.
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. This plays a crucial role in preventing poverty. The foundation was established by the insurer Generali Switzerland in 2019. It serves as the bedrock of its social commitment within Switzerland.
Former supported projects
2023: Foundation THSN Switzerland "Equal chances for all children"
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.