Spreading joy and happiness, Solidarity NGO inaugurated its Christmas village in Mar Mikhael, celebrating Christmas with all those who were affected by the port explosion in Beirut.
Despite the difficult economic and living conditions, Solidarity insisted on organizing this event to send a clear message to all Lebanese and Beirut citizens; “We can’t surrender. Christmas season will be celebrated with a smile on the faces of all those who lost the joy of life and mainly children.”
On the angelic voices of USEK’s (Université Saint-Esprit – Kaslik) graduates, the village was inaugurated, filled with Christmas carols spreading spirituality and hope. Then, the Christmas village was officially open for public and will last till 23 December. On its agenda are entertainment and musical programs for children in addition to games, music, mascots, Santa Claus and many others…
There are no entrance fees for the village and due to the sponsors and donors’ generous contribution, Solidarity was able to offer food, desserts and drinks for free during the event.
For this occasion, Solidarity President Mr. Charles G. El-Hajj said, “This Christmas village is our gift for the citizens of Beirut and Lebanon for the season and hopefully for every season. For this occasion, we reiterate our commitment towards our brothers and sisters through the humanitarian assistance we initiated at the beginning of 2020, in addition to reconstructing around 1000 damaged homes and now this event.” He also thanked each entity that believed in Solidarity’s mission and message especially Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury Foundation, the Lebanese Maronite Order, the Maronite Foundation in the World, media and everyone who is still supporting its role in helping those in need. Solidarity at this stage is not an option anymore but a duty for all Lebanese residing in Lebanon and in the diaspora.