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Roskilde Festival Donates One Million DKK To Christmas Charities

ROSKILDE, Denmark (VIP NEWS) — Ten different organizations have received Christmas donations from Roskilde Festival for their important efforts during the otherwise festive month of December.

135,000 people took part in Roskilde Festival 2015, celebrating music, art, community and much more. All profits from the summer celebration are now being donated to social and cultural charities.

For many people, December in general and Christmas in particular are reasons to celebrate. For some, however, there is less reason to rejoice, and these are the people that many charities try to reach out to.

Roskilde Festival has donated 1,150,000 DKK to help ten different organizations with these important efforts during the otherwise festive holidays.

Christmas donations for lonely children

These organisations are actively working on improving the standards of life for marginalised groups of society, and this Christmas most of the donations are dedicated to lonely and socially isolated children and young people.

Red Cross have teamed up with Avnstrup Asylcenter (refugee camp Avnstrup) to organize an evening of festivities with food and music for 300 young refugees. The Red Cross Youth-driven organization Spilopperne have received funds for Christmas activities for children at 15 different crisis centers for women.

Other organizations are bringing people together for town square parties, inviting homeless to the cinema, out for dinner and much more.

The 1,150,000 DKK have been donated to the following Danish organizations:

Røde Kors (Asylcenter Avnstrup)
Foreningen Grønlandske Børn
Spilopperne (Ungdommens Røde Kors)
Kofoeds Kælder
Frelsens Hær
Børnenes Kontor
Kafe Klaus