A smiling girl with her hand on her little brother’s shoulder in a room decorated for Christmas.

Good Holiday Spirit collection

Photo: Ville Salminen / Suomen Punainen Risti

The Good Holiday Spirit donations are used to provide low-income families with children in Finland with €70 food vouchers for buying food to their Christmas table.

Donate to the Good Holiday Spirit collection

The vouchers help families in a challenging situation due to e.g. unemployment, illness, excessive debt, low income or some other crisis situation.

The Finnish Red Cross branches and the local associations of the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare are assisted in selecting the families by partners such as municipal social and immigration services, children’s health clinics, schools/school healthcare services and church social workers.

Frequently asked questions

The collection is implemented by the Finnish Red Cross and the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare in cooperation with Yle. The Good Holiday Spirit collection is organised for the 27th time in 2023. Over the years, the collection has supported hundreds of thousands of families.