Christmas-Truckers prepare their actions for 2020
The Christmas-Truckers is an initiative of the German and Austrian Johanniter to make the Christmas holidays special for disadvantaged people in rural regions of Southeast Europe since 1993. At its heart are people in Austria and Germany, who pack aid parcels with urgently needed food, hygiene items and children's toys for disadvantaged people in Eastern Europe. Between Christmas and New Year's Eve, the parcels are brought to Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine by volunteer drivers, where they are mostly handed over personally by the truckers. For this years’ actions, the first load of cartons to be filled in November are already provided, and volunteers have met online to plan strategies for the individual destination countries.