Sisters Christmas Bags
Sisters International wants to extend warmth, love, hope, and faith, to the women who live a life where abuse, prostitution and homelessness prevails, a life of exclusion and alienation.
Since 2009, Sisters International has given out Christmas Bags yearly to women who live with drug abuse, homelessnes, and even prostitution. Over 10 000 Christmas Bags have since then been distributed in Sweden's cities, many women's prisons around Sweden, as well as to women in Copenhagen. Thanks to all the financial support from our members and sponsors, along with donations from companies and organizations in the form of gifts and products, this project is possible!
Together we can make a difference! – Together we can give of what we have to someone who has nothing.
You can support this project by giving a financial gift to our PayPal account or by international transfer to Sisters Internationals bank account in Sweden. Write "Sisters Christmas Bags" as a message. Since Sisters International is a Swedish non-profit organization, financial gifts are not tax deductible in the USA.
"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights" proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Despite this, many people come into situations which both violate human dignity, and daily create events where self-esteem and rights are trampled. An estimate from the National Board is that about 75 000 women each year suffer from domestic violence in Sweden. This often leads to a vicious spiral that can lead to long-term abuse combined with homelessness. The number of people with risky alcohol consumption is currently estimated at about 900 000 in Sweden and the number of people with alcohol abuse has been estimated at about 300 000, the number of alcohol addiction to 80 000. The number of people with heavy drug use is estimated to 29 500. Around 385 000 children in Sweden live with parents who have substance abuse or addiction problems. (Source: Improved care for and support for the individual. Gerhard Larsson's latest publication in the Government's Abuse Investigation.)