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Hungary: Santa's Factory strives to give children a happy festive period


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Hungary: Santa's Factory strives to give children a happy festive period

The festive period has begun in Hungary and one charity is hoping to make it the most wonderful time of the year for hundreds of thousands of children.

Between December 4 and 20, Santa’s Factory accepts donations of canned food, toys, books and clothes from all over the country.

The Red Cross then delivers so-called Christmas packages to those in need.

Endre Zsolnai, the founder and organiser of Santa’s Factory, told euronews:

“Last year we could reach 348 thousand children. I think this is a huge number,” said the organiser of the operation.

Now in its eleventh year, Santa’s Factory attracts volunteers from all over the world.

According to Eurostat, in 2014 some twenty-six million children across the European Union were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. Hungary is in the top three worst-performing countries in this sector.

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