Following reports last week concerning false UNICEF collectors in the east of Luxembourg, the charity themselves have responded by announcing genuine door-to-door visits across the Grand Duchy, when and where they will occur, and what to look out for.
Responding to a Wort article from last week, UNICEF Luxembourg commented, “we’re glad you’ve raised this and wanted to give you a bit of background information.”
The charity went on to say that their teams, “regularly go from door to door in different cities and towns around the country to raise awareness and recruit new “Global Parents”, which are an essential part in our efforts to help children around the world.”
In all cases the local authorities and police forces are informed before the visits take place and every member of UNICEF teams wear clothing that is clearly identifiable as UNICEF, mostly in the light blue colour associated with the organisation. They also carry clear identification badges.
‘They never ask for cash’
UNICEF points out that their teams “never ask for cash donations” but do ask if people would be willing to sign a form and become a “Global Parent.” Signatures can be revoked at any time with absolutely no cost.
UNICEF have announced that genuine teams will be making door-to-door visit as follows:
- from 07/02 to 18/03 Luxembourg
- from 07/02 to 11/02 Niederanven, Schengen
- from 14/02 to 18/02 Bous, Roeser
- from 21/02 to 25/02 Remich, Mondorf-les-Bains
- from 28/02 to 04/03 Wormeldange, Flaxweiler
- from 07/03 to 11/03 Betzdorf, Grevenmacher
- from 14/03 to 18/03 Biwer, Mertert, Manternach