Christmas visits have become a well-established tradition at SIXT. And it is great that our franchise partners are also taking part in this initiative bringing joy to children of various institutions at Christmas. Here is an overview of the surprise visits for children around the world:
In Armenia there were two Christmas actions in the educational and rehabilitation centre for children with autism "My Way". One week before Christmas, the franchise partners and their employees in Armenia organized a day at the game zone in the megamall Armenia for children between 0 and 10 years. The second Christmas initiative was held on December 26. As a gesture of thanks, the children of the same institution and their tutors had organized a matinee to which they invited the SIXT employees. Together with Santa Claus, they offered the little ones a wonderful Christmas day, with lots of singing, dancing and laughter. And of course there were Christmas presents, too!
In Guadeloupe, too, SIXT employees have come up with a nice Christmas initiative. In a wintery decorated room they organized a Christmas party for children. Santa Claus brought presents for everyone and the families danced to traditional live music. What a beautiful and happy celebration!
Since 2017, the franchise partners of SIXT Croatia have been organizing an annual Christmas initiative for children. In 2019 they decided to surprise the children from the youth association "Breza" twice during the year - once on their birthday and once at Christmas. The experts of the association care for 16 severely abused children with behavioural disorders and offer 15 other children, who are growing up in very poor conditions, a half-day stay at the institution in Vukovar. The Croatian franchise partners have organized gifts for all children. And even if material gifts cannot replace security and an intact, protective family environment, the SIXT employees brought great joy to the children with the Christmas surprise!
Shortly before Christmas, the franchise partners of SIXT Mexico also thought up a wonderful Christmas initiative for children. They organized a traditional Mexican posada, a pre-Christmas celebration, for the boys and girls of the orphanage Ministerios de Amor. They laughed, celebrated and had dinner together. For a few weeks, the colleagues had collected winter clothes, which they could then give away to the children together with toys.
Once again SIXT Hungary has supported a beautiful nationwide Christmas initiative – “Christmas in a shoe box". For three weeks the Hungarian franchise partners collected small gifts and packed them in shoe boxes. All over the country there were 340 collection points where the boxes had to be handed in to be distributed to needy children. To keep the procedure simple and to encourage as many SIXT colleagues as possible to participate, a transport was organized three times a week with a SIXT car to take the shoe boxes to the collection points. In this way, many needy children were able to unpack beautiful presents at Christmas.