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So that no one feels alone, the social centers of Tirana, festive lunch for Christmas

So that no one feels alone, the social centers of Tirana, festive lunch for

Christmas lunch was celebrated today in all social centers of Tirana, in which small groups of 10 people were served. The Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj served a warm meal for the elderly of the Community Center "Gonxhe Bojaxhi", where he said that in these holidays no one should feel alone.
"I wish all the citizens of Tirana Happy Holidays! Who would have thought that the year we had designed as a year of celebrations for the 100th anniversary, turned into a year of challenges, after the earthquake and the pandemic. "But our ambition for Tirana at the end of the year is to give the message that we will rise stronger, more united and better than we were," he said.

Wishing for a more prosperous new year, the mayor called for more cooperation and solidarity among the people, especially for those in need. "Our social centers will set the holiday meals these days, so that no one feels alone. The disease of the century is loneliness. The only remedy we have for loneliness is the open heart of someone else. Therefore, the call for citizens is: if you are going to buy a rooster for your family and you have the options, buy two; donate one to a family in need. If you are going to buy a baklava for your family and you have the options, buy two; give one to someone in need. If you are going to buy a gift for your child and you have the opportunity, buy two; a gift for a child in need in the neighborhood where you live ", said Veliaj.

So that no one feels alone, the social centers of Tirana, festive lunch for

This year as well, the Municipality of Tirana has launched "Operation Box" - an initiative that aims to help children from families with difficult economic conditions. "It has been a tradition for several years, where every child who has the opportunity, takes a shoe box, fills it with toys, and sends it to another child. We want all the children of Tirana to celebrate and have the opportunity to open a gift, regardless of the economic conditions where they are. It does not matter the motive, but the fact that we are together and help each other ", stressed Veliaj.

The Mayor assured that all services will be on standby throughout the holiday period and New Year's Eve.