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The Reka Foundation for Holiday Aid

Making holiday dreams come true for everyone

Solidarity with needy families is not only wishful thinking, but should really be part of our lives. We are committed to achieving this.

Why we are needed

When living conditions are precarious for families with young children, holidays are often just a dream. We want to change this. For over eighty years now, we have been standing up for the weaker sections of our society: we enable needy families to take a break from their daily routine.
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What we offer

The Reka Foundation for Holiday Aid makes holiday dreams come true. We support families and single mothers and fathers living in difficult socioeconomic circumstances. We open the doors of one of our Holiday Villages for them and give them a week’s holiday in Switzerland. We also sup-port children and young people with a disability so that they can take part in holiday camps.
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What you can do

People living in precarious conditions need our support. Help these families too with your donation. You will be giving joy and confidence to these mothers, fathers and children, as well as young people with disabilities. Warmest thanks!
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Experiences thanks to the Reka Foundation for Holiday Aid

Going on holiday – like everybody else

Reka Holidays are the highlight for the whole family. For Monika Roth* and her two little boys and a daughter of school age, they are really the only possibility to go on holiday at all. “Otherwise it would be far too expensive for us”, says the single mother. “Of course, I never say to the children that we’re poor. On the contrary, I simply try to lead a normal family life.”

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Grateful for the family time!

A positive decision from Reka Holiday Aid triggers an outburst of joy! The answer as to whether Gabriela Wenger and her family can go on a Reka Holiday arrives sometime around Christmas. “For us, it’s a wonderful present when our request is accepted. Otherwise we couldn’t afford holidays.” The Wenger family includes the parents and their eleven children. The youngest is 6 and the oldest 26.

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Carefree days for children with autism

A week at a holiday camp in Switzerland: for many children this would naturally be part of their holiday experience. But for girls and boys with autism it’s a different story. Their dream of spending a whole week playing with other children is all too often unfulfilled. They are unable to properly process the many new sensations, hectic hustle and bustle and unexpected changes so often encountered in a holiday camp situation. This is why the ‘autismus deutsche schweiz’ association organizes holiday camps for children with autism in an environment adapted to their needs and where the Reka Foundation for Holiday Aid makes a significant contribution.

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