Run for children

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 Human Safety Net Switzerland

The 2024 project: “PAT – Parents as Teachers. A programme to support families in challenging circumstances”

Your donation will help families in particularly challenging circumstances and enable their children to start their school and educational journey with equal opportunities despite the difficulties. The mother and father advisory service at the “Zentrum für Soziales” social centre in Hochdorf and Sursee supports families with the “PAT – Parents as Teachers” home visiting programme. The main focus is on parental education and early childhood development from birth until the age of three.

Every donation counts. Thank you for your support.

CharityRun 10KM

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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.

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  • 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
    BC-Nummer: 6300
    SWIFT-Adresse: VABECH22XXX
    Remark: Spende

    Thank you!

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.