A Sweet Christmas – MOAS donated panettone sweets to migrants in Malta

MOAS is always active in providing help and support to Malta’s vulnerable communities, especially during the festive season, in which isolation and uncertainty can affect the people already experiencing a tough time of their lives, away from friends and family.

This year for Christmas, MOAS donated  panettone sweets to the families, the unaccompanied minors and the people residing in the Awas-run open centres in Malta to send a message of hope and solidarity during this particular time of the year.

We all know that showing support and a gesture of kindness in challenging moments mean a lot. The migrant families, the unaccompanied minors and adults, hosted in Maltese reception centres represent one of the groups that MOAS aims to bring comfort, hope and a smile.

Thanks to the coordination with Awas, MOAS delivered 200 panettones, typical Italian Christmas sweets, to donate a gesture of closeness and hope, especially during challenging times of pandemic like these, when Covid-19 restrictions have exacerbated feelings of loneliness, isolation, and uncertainty.

This has been made possible thanks to the invaluable support of our donors that continue to show their appreciation towards our initiatives. 

Regina Catrambone, co-founder and Director of MOAS, stated: “With this donation, we would like to spread a message of hope and love. We wish to make a joyful Christmas and donate a sweet moment of lightheartedness to those who find themselves far from their loved ones to let them know that they are not alone. MOAS is grateful to all our donors for their support, especially in these difficult pandemic times: it is paramount to show solidarity toward the most vulnerable people. A little gesture through which MOAS reiterates that hope must be kept alive, and these people need to feel supported, cared for and not feel alone on the path to a better future”.