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posted Nov 25, 2019, 9:22 PM by Inese Ratuta

The Good Deeds Week 2019 is Over

The Good Deeds Week 2019 organised by the charity organization Palīdzē is over leaving us with a feeling of great satisfaction about the good works done. This Week was held 7-13 October already for the 11th year in a row. For one week, more than 400 of good deeds were done with the help of 15,000 people in Latvia.

The Archive of Works Done

Many animal shelters were visited this year, donating both blankets and food, cleaning animal sheds, and taking out for a walk dogs that have been left without an owner. Amongst the most visited were Association Liberta animal shelter, shelter “Astes un Ūsas”, Līga’s Cat Seniors' Home, animal shelters in Valmiera, Riga, Daugavpils, Ventspils, Jelgava, Madona, Talsi municipalities, as well as Rezekne, Jekabpils and the shelter of Latvia University of Agriculture Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. For example, Jekabpils animal shelter received 260 kilograms of dog food and 80 kilograms of cat food in donations under this campaign.

Likewise, people of Latvia have been active participants starting already from primary school age and joining in cleaning up Aizkraukle, Kraslava, Edole, Roja, Rundale Palace, Vecumnieki, Ogre, Riga, Jurmala, Valdemarpils, Viesite, Broceni, etc. neighbourhoods.

Nursing homes were visited, and seniors were entertained with self-made gifts, concerts, and games. This year we visited the elderly people's nursing home “Kalmes” in Sabile, nursing home “Atvasara”, the nursing home of VSAC “Riga” Jugla branch, as well as a nursing home in Smiltene, etc.

As every year, blood donations were made at the State Blood Donor centre and many did so for the very first time. For example, on October 15, 28 residents of Vecumnieki municipality donated blood within three hours and six of them were engaged in the noble mission for the first time.

This year, as every year, many children from schools, kindergartens and hobby groups participated in the campaign, especially these - Valdemarpils Secondary School “Mazpulki”, Kandava Multifunctional Youth Initiative Center “Nagla”, Gaujiena Elementary School, Ogre Technical High School, Ventspils Secondary School No. 2, Aizkraukles municipality Secondary School, Valmiera Gauja Shore Secondary School, Adazi Secondary School, Priekule Secondary School, Berzaune Elementary School, Piltene Secondary School, Broceni Secondary School, Mores Elementary School, Rezekne Catholic Secondary School, Malnava College, Kraslava preschool educational institution “Pīlādzītis”, Vecumnieki Secondary School.

Likewise, many companies have joined forces with schools, or employees themselves, going to animal shelters, nursing homes, or cleaning up their neighbourhood. For example, in Rezekne Culture House a charity concert was held - “To Anete from the Bottom of our Hearts". It was arranged by the Rezekne Culture and Tourism Center. During this concert, donations were collected for Anete who is suffering from health issues.

As usual, at the end of Good Deeds Week, the organizers go to a school that has been active in responding to the call for good deeds. This year - to Valdemarpils Secondary School, paying special attention to the good deeds of Valdemarpils association “Mazpulcēni”, carried out not only during the Good Deeds Week, but also throughout the rest of the year.

Valdemarpils, as well as other active doers of good deeds, will receive a special surprise from HC “Dinamo Rīga”, a long-time partner of “Palīdzē” - tickets to HC “Dinamo Rīga” hockey games in “Arena Riga” in November.

This year has indeed been rich in good deeds, both small and large. We believe and hope that the Good Deeds Week has been a great encouragement to many, and the good deed boom has just begun!

Big and sincere thanks to our supporters and partners!

We’ll see you during the Good Deeds Week 2020 doing even more good deeds for our Latvia!

We can do more good deeds when we do it together!



Closing event for the Good Deeds Week 2019 in Valdemarpils

As usual, at the end of the week, we brought together the most hard-working participants to celebrate those who did a lot of important and significant deeds during the Good Deed Week with a special celebratory program.

The choice was not easy as there have been many good deeds this year, each and every one of them carried out with special care and love.

Together with SIA “Jogita Events”, “Dinamo Rīga” mascot and photographer Andrejs Terentjevs, we went to the picturesque Valdemarpils to express a special thanks to Valdemarpils High School association “Mazpulks” and Valdemarpils High School students and teachers for their active participation in the campaign.

The deeds performed by residents of Valdemarpils can be listed on several pages:

- Valdemarpils Evangelical Lutheran Church was tidied up for the holiday service. Association “Mazpulks” cleaned the dust from the windowsills and benches, wiped the floor and washed the altar, as well as cleaned the area surrounding the church - removing the weeds from the pathways and collecting the fallen branches;

– Madame Elza got her firewood chopped and stowed away in the shed;

- once again association “Mazpulks” organized a charity campaign to entertain the little paws of the Talsi animal shelter "Ausma" involving residents of Valdemarpils;

– the association “Mazpulks” takes care of graves of former teachers of the Valdemarpils Secondary School. They remove the fallen leaves, collect the fallen branches, weed out the weeds in the area, lay flowers on the graves, and light candles;

- association “Mazpulks” entertains the retired teachers of Valdemarpils Secondary School with flowers from their gardens own every year on the Day of Knowledge. This year the flowers were grown by Elizabete, the youngest member of the “Mazpulks” association - beautiful gladioli;

The list of deeds was long and extensive, and as noted by Anda Dzene, Head of the Valdemarpils “Mazpulks”, the good deeds are performed not only during this special week, but throughout the year.

We, the organizers of the campaign, are extremely pleased and overwhelmed to see that there are such teachers, heads of “Mazpulks” and children in Latvia who are wholeheartedly bring joy to others, tidy up own neighbourhoods and enrich Latvia with their good deeds. And the joy of being a part of the good deeds promoters is that the campaign is so important in providing the stimulus and inspiration to do good deeds on a regular basis and continuously.

Valdemarpils, as well as other active doers of good deeds, will receive a special surprise from HC “Dinamo Rīga”, a long-time partner of “Palīdzē” - tickets to HC “Dinamo Rīga” hockey games in “Arena Riga” in November.