Coins for Kids campaign

Our projects

Who we support

We have supported children locally in Luxembourg and abroad since the year 2003, through a wide spectrum of projects both in Luxembourg and abroad. The support is usually financial, for practical, tangible projects or by giving our time.

How we ensure funding is used correctly

Our financial support goes to recognised, well-established charities, organisations and NGOs. The projects chosen are usually for something ‘physical’, e.g. school classrooms, wells, equipment, etc. Representatives of the organisations are in the field, so we ask for news, photos and make checks.

A representative has to visit the club before we decide if we will fund and to what extent. We do not fund salaries as this is more difficult to control. We feel we can have more impact for a specific project if we provide material needs, as salaries are usually covered by other funding, e.g state subsidiies.

How we fund

Projects are funded through our fundraising campaign, Coins for Kids. We have also been supported by companies in Luxembourg by some financial sponsorship or practical help.

Projects supported

Here is a list of some projects supported over the past few years.

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Description

A fund-raising evening brought this amount to support the Fondation in its crucial mission. 

Country

Luxembourg

Amount

1,500 €

Year

2018
Benefactor
Fondation Kriibskrank Kanner a.s.b.l. – Luxembourg

Description

An exhibition opening with a British artist living in Greece was devoted to this NGO taking care of street children in Greece. 

Country

Luxembourg

Amount

500 €

Year

2018

Benefactor
Solidarité Jeunes a.s.b.l. – Luxembourg

Description

Sponsoring disadvantaged young people to participate in the cancer run ‘Relais de la Vie’ on 28 and 29 March 2018, allowing them to show their solidarity with persons suffering from cancer.

Country

Luxembourg

Amount

500 €

Year

2018
Benefactor
Solidarité Jeunes a.s.b.l. – Luxembourg

Description

Purchase of two image/text enlargement systems for visually impaired young people: Using these systems, visually impaired students can participate in a normal school environment and can therefore complete their education in Luxembourg.

Country

Luxembourg

Amount

10,000 €

Year

2016
Benefactor
Institut pour éficients visuels (Institute for the visually impaired) – Luxembourg

Description

Preparation of Christmas gifts for children in need: Every year, children in need receive small Christmas presents inside nicely decorated former shoeboxes. These are distributed via various children’s charities, organisations and social services. Lions Club Erasmus has decorated numerous shoeboxes with Christmas paper and donated funds to purchase appropriate gifts.

Country

Luxembourg

Amount

1,000 € +1,500 € +1,500 € +1,500 € + 1,500 € = 7,000 €

Years

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
Benefactor
La Femme contemporaine Asbl (Luxembourg)

Description

Donation to help building a school for street children in Bonnievale: The school is one of the activities aimed at getting the children from the squatter camps off the street, providing them with an education and thus laying the foundation for their future.

Country

South Africa

Amount

 4,000 €

Year

 2014
Benefactor
Bonnievale-Project Asbl (Luxembourg)

Description

Donation to aid the construction of a water well in Lumimba in the Luangwa Valley: Constructing water wells for drinking water in the Luangwa valley is one step towards improving the very difficult living conditions of the village inhabitants in this remote area of Zambia.

Country

Zambia

Amount

4,000 €

Year

2013
Benefactor
Millipap Asbl

Description

Renovation of the children´s playground of the women´s shelter Foyer Paula Bové: The playground of this refuge urgently required renovation to be up to the latest safety standards. The donation of Lions Club Erasmus was used to cover the difference between the total cost and the contribution by the Luxembourg government.

Country

Luxembourg

Amount

6,500 €

Year

2012
Benefactor
Fondation Maison de la Porte Ouverte – Luxembourg

Description

Purchase of two neo-natal incubators for Dhulikhel Hospital: Dhulikhel Hospital has been founded by Dr Ram Shrestha, who completed his medical studies in Austria, where he became the head of the surgical department at the Feldkirch hospital. After 15 years, he decided to return to his home country, Nepal, where healthcare is largely dependent on donations.

Country

Nepal

Amount

7,000 € + 1,500 € = 8,500 €

Year

2011 and 2018
Benefactor
Nepalimed Luxembourg Asbl

History of Coins for Kids

 

guywolfHow it all began

Just like the magic year 2000, we witnessed another historical moment with the arrival of the euro, adopted by most European Union countries as new and single currency.

Obsolete coins

Some of us stashed away the odd coin for showing our (grand)children some day. But did we really want to keep all of those coins left over from vacations, cluttering up purses, wallets and a variety of other containers? Many of these coins became obsolete on 1 January 2002.

Hidden treasure

It was this that sparked off the idea of putting these (foreign and Luxembourgish) coins we had in our pockets or in some old drawer to good use and save them from becoming mere relics of the past.

Lions Club Luxembourg Erasmus used this memorable event in European history to launch what it hoped would become a continuing success: a large-scale collecting of coins as part of its Coins for Kids project.

Childrens’ organisations benefit from donations

The purpose of Coins for Kids is to donate the entire proceeds to well-chosen national and international charity organisations whose projects aim to help needy children.

Collection tins

In many places throughout the country, Coins for Kids tins have been prominently placed in shops and business for visitors to donate coins. Why not support children in need and provide tins for your organisation, business, shop or family? Visit our contact page!

Schools participated in campaign

In addition to the collection boxes, Lions Club Luxembourg Erasmus organised a nationwide contest for schools. The schools that collected the greatest weight in coins per pupil won valuable prizes. 70,000 euros were collected and donated to childrens’ projects.

Many helped make the Coins for Kids project a huge success. On behalf of all the kids who benefited and will benefit from this project: thank you for your coins!

We are still collecting

Coins for Kids ‘euro’ tins are still scattered across the country but are now for small (or big!) euro coins.

To date, over 138,000 euros have been collected and donations made to children’s organisations in Luxembourg and abroad. If you would like a collection tin, send us an email at

Sponsoring your projects

Do you help children in Luxembourg or abroad?

Are you an children’s charity, organisation, home or NGO which is involved in helping children in some way? Do you have a project which requires funding or other support? If so, Lions Club Erasmus may be able to help depending on your needs, either financially or actual support, i.e. manpower for a project, acitivity or event.

What projects are funded or supported

Over the past 12 years, we have funded or supported a wide range of projects from reconstructing schools, water towers, wells, providing hospital equipment, play equipment to decorating shoeboxes for Christmas presents.

How to get funding or help

Firstly get in touch with us via our contact form.

Our club members first discuss all project proposals. If chosen, you will then be invited to present the project and your organisation at one of our meetings. This gives us an opportunity to find out more, ask questions and meet you personally. Afterwards the club will decide if the project meets our criteria and if so, on the level of support it can commit to.