Our student Devagül Serttas wrote an english text about the project "Aktion Kilo":
On the 6th of February 2023, our class project called “Aktion Kilo” finally took place, where our goal was to collect as many donations as possible for a refugee home, such as food and sanitary products, from generous people who wanted to do good for humanity.
First, my group phoned the location to get their permission to be in their shop for a few hours. After they had approved it, Emma, Evelyn and I made our way to Billa Plus in Pro, prepared a shopping cart, hung up our poster with the needed information, and waited for our first donor. We were all standing there, shyly, trying to approach people, but almost no one wanted to even hear about our project. Also, after mostly seeing elderly people, we had almost given up our hopes and expectations.
I kind of knew why things were going downhill, as the way we walked up to people and started talking to them didn’t make it look interesting nor like something special at all. But right before we changed things completely, a sweet, elderly lady came up to us, we explained what we were doing, and then she got to be our first donor of the day! She even bought bananas for the three of us. What a thoughtful lady!
Well, and after that, more and more people gladly wanted to support the Caritas Refugee Home! As more time passed by, our cart was filled up to its fullest, so I had to call our teachers to come pick them up. By that moment, all 3 of us had built up our confidence and were more willing to go and talk to others. Of course, not everyone was being very nice, some even just shook their head and continued walking away. But as our next cart started to gain even more donations, those people didn’t matter to us anymore. And at the end of the day, Evelyn, Emma and I had collected about 5 boxes worth of grocery items, as well as hygiene products for Caritas!
I also want to add that right before we were about to pack our things and make our way back to school, another elderly woman came up to us with a whole cart filled with food, mostly sweets, gave us an extra 40 Euro to donate and then even said that she hoped that was enough! I was so humbled by how amazing and kindhearted people of any age still could be!
All in all, I couldn’t be more proud of ourselves, and the good side of humanity.
Thanks to EVERYONE for making the world a better place. :-)