It’s official: the holiday season is upon us. And whilst Lisbon dresses up with colorful Christmas lights, here at OnJ S. Lázaro we wanted to prepare something special.
That is why this year we partnered up with two beautiful non-profit organizations to bring some extra joy to youngsters and old folks around Portugal.
The first one is AJUDE -or Associação Juvenil para o Desenvolvimento in Portuguese-. This organization’s main objectives are to combat failure at school and to promote the social integration of young people in the district of Oeiras, next to Lisbon. They also have a great program for the elderly, called Clube Jamor, that seeks to keep old people active.
We will help to make 70 Christmas baskets of sweets and cookies for the charity, some of those will be provided by our long term friend Carlos, owner of Coppelia coffee shop.
Also, this year we partnered with Miúdos Especiais com muita Lata, an association that works with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). For this holiday season, the children made beautiful drawings,which now adorn the chocolates bars from the MySugar company. With the money from the chocolate bar purchased, the association will build an apartment to teach these kids everyday house actions.
OnJ S. Lázaro already purchased 30 of these charming chocolate bars, and encourages you to do the same! (You can order them here). With your help, both of these non-profit organizations will make this holiday season a really special one for those who need it most!