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Love is succor

Volunteer. Help the homeless. Treat those in need with respect. Organize relief supplies. Give hope. Help rebuild a destroyed home, city, country.

Sat, 20. May 2023 from 2 p.m.

World Bee Day:

We plant a new biotope for insects
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Fr, 26. May 2023 from 3 p.m.

Day of the Neighbour:

A yard party for seniors in Hamburg
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Sun, 18. June 2023 from 2. p.m.

Love is care:

Visit to the "Seelengefärten" mercy farm
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Sun, 20. August 2023 from 2 p.m.

Love is care:

Visit to the "Sol Luna" Mercy Farm

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Sat, 16. September 2023 from 11 a.m.

World Clean Up Day

Mutiny at the Elbe beach: The Live To Love Pirates collect plastic waste
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Tue, 10. October 2023 from 11 a.m.

World Homeless-Day

Care action with the homeless We bring bread, warm clothes and much more to the people who live on the street.
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Sun, 15. October 2023 from 11 a.m.

Climate protection in action:

Planting trees around Hamburg
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Sun, 19. November 2023 from 11 a.m.

Climate protection in action:

Planting trees around Hamburg
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Sun, 17. December 2023 from 2 p.m.

Care action with the homeless

We bring bread, warm clothes and much more to the people living on the streets.
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Actions

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Sharing is the new having
The secret of happiness lies not in possessing, but in giving. Those who make others happy become happy.
- Andre Gide
 
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Live To Love-Care for shelter seekers from Ukraine - because sharing is the new having.
First of all, it is very important for us to express our indescribable gratitude to all supporters from 7 to 86 years old! Your generous and beautiful donations in kind, your handicrafts and homemade food have led to so much joy and gratitude.
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The realization of the wedding forest: an event of joy and happiness.

Today the Live To Love - Wedding Forest was planted with many fruit and nut trees on a meadow in the village center of Schwiederstorf. On the occasion of their wedding, Adrianne and Peter had asked for donations for trees they wanted to plant under the umbrella of Live To Love Germany. After many months of detailed planning, today was finally the day.

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Creating moments when life is playfully simple.
In the psychology of the West, work with the "inner child" is popular. Surprisingly, this method is most often applied with the regressive view of the past and the sufferings and shortcomings of one's childhood experiences. Children's own resilience, creativity, spontaneity, wonder and interest with which we as children also encountered life, is rarely taken into account.
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Rushed to the aid of the Easter Bunny and distributed the nests in the neighborhood!
Live To Love - Care: wünscht allen Senior:innen ein glückliches Osterfest!
Heute am Ostersonntag haben die Kinder aus unserem Live To Love Team kleine Aufmerksamkeiten an die Älteren in der Nachbarschaft verteilt. Sie alle haben wir im Laufe der Jahre tief in unser Herz geschlossen und es sind schöne Beziehungen entstanden.
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Colors, shapes and movement strengthen vitality and make you happy!
In der Entwicklungspsychologie ist mit dem Begriff Resilienz die Fähigkeit gemeint, trotz schwieriger Einflüsse und Umstände die eigene seelische und körperliche Gesundheit aufrechtzuerhalten. Bewegung und Kreativität können einen starken und heilsamen Einfluss auf uns Menschen ausüben und Kinder sind gewöhnlich sehr leicht erreichbar, denn sie lieben es, sich durch Farben, Formen und Bewegung auszudrücken. Mit unserer Live To Love Care-Initiative „Help Ukraine“ haben wir deshalb für die Kinder einen Tanz in den Frühling mit bunten Tüchern angeboten.
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A happy and successful start to the 2023 tree planting season.
Frohen Mutes schreiten wir auf die neue Zielgerade von 20.000 Bäumen für den Hamburger Klövensteen zu! Bei Sonnenschein und angenehmen Temperaturen sind heute mehr als 70 Teilnehmer gekommen, um mit uns gemeinsam weitere 1.500 Bäume in den Klövensteen zu pflanzen. Wir durften viele neue Menschen kennenlernen und waren glücklich über die gute Laune und enthusiastische Motivation.
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"The secret of happiness lies not in possession, but in giving.

He who makes others happy becomes happy." - André Gide


The two youngest from the Live To Love team, Mika and Frieda, visited the senior citizens in Hamburg-Winterhude! They delivered care bags, dedicated a few moments to the neighbors for a chat - and gifted everyone with their pure joy of life!

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Being human - sharing warmth, food and relief goods

Living on the street means much more than being homeless and not having a bed, but also having to do without all the comforts that most of us take totally for granted. Homeless people often have no perspective anymore. Family members and friends have turned away, which is very painful and leads to loss of self-confidence. Some of the homeless people we met today in downtown Hamburg have suddenly lost their "old life".

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Pictures say more than 1000 words

To be exposed to even a single day of these harsh weather conditions, the icy wind and the cold rain showers on the street, was challenging even for us today. What is it like first for people who are homeless? Today we have seen a lot of hardship, hunger and misery on the streets among people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

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Warming for body and soul for the people on the street
Almost all of us long for compassion - especially when we are in a bad way. It is generally easier for us to feel compassion for people in our immediate environment, but many people find it strange or even impossible to show compassion to a complete stranger. For a long time, compassion was considered something that only religions or spiritual traditions were responsible for. One of the first to approach the subject of compassion from a neuroscientific perspective was Paul Gilbert, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby. He studied what effects simply practicing a compassion meditation can have on the brain and on human behavior.
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“Children are guests who ask for directions.”

Maria Montessori

Nikolaus and Nikoletta. Pictures speak more than 1000 words...
Today, NIKOLAUS and the female equivalent NIKOLETTA invited us to dance and move with a sung children's song. This was an essential contribution of our visit today to the pregnant women, babies and children seeking protection. Dance, movement and creativity can contribute, at least for a moment - maybe even in the long term, impulses for healing from wounding and trauma.
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A valuable contribution to healthy forests
The forest is a special being, of unlimited goodness and affection, which makes no demands and generously passes on the products of its life's work; it offers shelter to all creatures and provides shade even for the woodcutter who cuts down trees.
~ Buddha (560 - 480 B.C.), also: Siddhartha Gautama (Pali: Siddhattha Gotama), founder of the philosophy named after him Buddhism.
This universal truth of an enlightened man is nowadays confirmed by modern science in all relevant contexts. This is very helpful - but no theoretical inspiration can be replaced by a direct experience. We had that today in abundance!
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"Children are guests who ask for directions."

Maria Montessori

"Helping one person alone may not change the whole world, but it can change the whole world for that one person"  We met many new faces - exhausted, worried, some withdrawn and fearful - at our Care Action today. Currently, many young women from Ukraine are coming to the city again, after the infrastructure in their country is increasingly destroyed and especially pregnant women and young mothers are called to leave the country.

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HAPPY SUNDAY FILLED WITH FLOW AND HAPPINESS

Everything in the flow! Joy, creativity and lightness:
With these ingredients, the Live To Love team in North Rhine-Westphalia initiated the 2nd Cake Challenge at the ice cream parlor in Hörstel-Riesenbeck with great success. Already in the run-up everything was in flow and carried by a lot of inspiration - more than 20 cakes and pies were contributed by the highly motivated confectioners: all in 100% organic quality, many gluten- and lactose-free baked goods, some even vegan.

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OH HAPPY DAY!
Finally planting trees again!
 
The autumn kick-off of the planting season has taken us to Hamburg-Rahlstedt, on the longest tributary of the Alster. In the Hanseatic city, this river became known for the fish ladder that was installed two years ago. This is intended to provide more biodiversity in the course of the river - here even young salmon cavort, which are known to be able to swim against the current!
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HELP Ukraine: Children are guests who ask for directions

Maria Montessori

Warm meeting with Nina and her protégés - the refugee women and children from Ukraine! The youngest in the group is a little baby who saw the light of this world only a few days ago. The spontaneous joy and ultimate radiant presence of the children when unpacking and trying out the gifts infects us all and distracts us - many a stressful experience thus recedes into the background for a while, even for their mothers.
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Help Ukraine

"Kinder sind Gäste die nach dem Weg fragen." - Maria Montessori

Gestern haben wir wieder junge Mütter mit ihren Kindern und schwangere Frauen aus der Ukraine im Rahmen unserer Care-Initiative besucht. Einige sind gerade erst vor wenigen Tagen in Hamburg angekommen - ihre Gesichter lassen ahnen, was sie hinter sich haben nach tagelanger Flucht. Für sie zählt nur eines: Den Kindern Geborgenheit und Vertrauen schenken, dass alles gut wird – auch wenn sie alles verloren haben.
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Pirates, you were just great!
The oyster "Merle with the pearl" or "Microplastic - such a shit!" The Live To Love Pirates know the worries of mussels and fish and came together for the sixth time this weekend on the Elbe beach in Övelgönne to draw attention to the dangers of microplastics for life on earth. Almost 50 highly ambitious children signed up today as Live To Love pirates - simply great!
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Trees are life
Two family trees and one generation tree now stand in Othmarschen. Learning to see the world again through the eyes of children, to experience their joy and eagerness - is moving and indescribably fulfilling. They show us how natural their relationship is to the wonders of this earth and of life. Today, the children at the Holmbrook playground in Hamburg-Othmarschen showed us how they fill every moment with joy, curiosity and bright imagination - so today's tree planting event also became a very lively experience for all ages.
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HELP Ukraine: Children are guests who ask for directions

Maria Montessori

The situation for pregnant women and young mothers from Ukraine seeking protection, who have now been in Hamburg for a long time, faces new challenges. On the one hand, it is difficult to find their own apartments - on the other hand, the public shelters are overcrowded.
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Osdorf is richer by 3 walnut trees

The drought and high temperatures in recent months have motivated us even more to start planting trees as early as August. The planting site: a meadow orchard in Born Park in Osdorf. Nearby is a small lake and we hope that it can continue to provide sufficient water. Due to the meanwhile very dry soil we immediately filled several buckets of water into the planting holes to give the roots a good basis to connect with the soil.

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HELP Ukraine: Children are guests who ask for directions

Maria Montessori

In the statistics it is "only" a number: so far 149,874 children and young people have come to Germany since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, 4292 of them to Hamburg alone. (Source: Statista) In direct contact, however, their fate becomes tangible - then this number comes alive and the desire to make their time here easier and fill it with a little joy is great.
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#artfortrees: an action for the irrigation of trees in times of climate change.

Street artists from Germany and England have created great colorful motifs for irrigation bags on the initiative of the green energy provider "E wie EINFACH". With inspiring messages such as "Water is life" or "You have two homes: Earth & Family.Take care of them" or "Without rain there is no rainbow", they know how to motivate residents and passers-by to pick up a watering can and fill the bags with water.

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"If everyone wanted to help the other, everyone would be helped"

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

"Help Ukraine!": Reunion with Nina, the very sympathetic and dedicated volunteer of Nordherz. The cooperation with her is really a great pleasure and support. In the meantime - as Nina told - a birth preparation course for pregnant women was organized via Zoom, this can at least somewhat compensate for the lack of midwives, especially the Russian-speaking ones.

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Lively Nature Experiences A week - long field trip with Live To Love
The Live To Love Germany team went on a week-long field trip to a nature reserve near Hamburg, Germany. Since we are very much concerned with the consequences of climate change, tree death and deforestation, an area was deliberately chosen where the forest is still pristine and largely spared from the effects of climate change.
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"Help Ukraine!" - dedicated to pregnant women and mothers and their children

Nowadays, there is always talk about resilience, the psychological resistance, and the ability to survive even difficult life situations. In this context, we have repeatedly met remarkable women who strive with high concentration to make the best of their current situation.

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HELP Ukraine: Further support for refugee mothers and children
We have dedicated our Care Action today to heavily pregnant women and young mothers from Ukraine. For them, the situation is extremely challenging: Many live without relatives in Hamburg - have to cope with the jungle of regulations of the local authorities - worry whether everything will go well until the birth and very much in search of everything that is needed for the care and supply of an infant.
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"Children are guests asking for directions"
Maria Montessori
 
Right now, well over 100 million people worldwide are on the run. According to the United Nations, about 40 million of them are under the age of 18. As a result of the Ukraine war alone, 14 million people have fled.
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Tree planting makes you happy!

Our tree planting campaign today took us to the forest along the Alster in the Hamburg district of Lemsahl-Mellingstedt.
There we planted two over 3.70 m tall and very beautifully grown Ginkgo Biloba trees and a well over 4 m tall European white elm in the ground - both are among the few trees that can also be planted in summer.

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Live To Love - Care for the children from Ukraine
According to UNICEF, millions of children have been impacted by the experiences of war, losing loved ones and friends.
Uprooted from their homeland, they need special care and compassion: For children, support, safety, security and community are very important pillars, in order to regain confidence in life.
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A new flower meadow for insects

At the same time we planted another flower meadow for insects in Hamburg Winterhude. Even more so in Himmelstraße (Heaven street)!
Right in front of the daycare center where Eva, our team lead for flower meadows, works. The parents had immediately agreed to the idea of a flower meadow and donated all the materials needed.

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SolLuna: A new pony fence and food donations
Live To Love action at the animal sanctuary Sol Luna e.V. in Rietberg-Mastholte, Westphalia! Wow - so much has changed since our visit last year: The old farmhouse is painted in fresh green - and inside there are new sanitary rooms with a bathing facility for dogs.
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Day of neighbors - sharing joy multiplies happiness!

As last year, we dedicated the "Day of Neighbors" to the fellow people of the Parkheim Foundation. Since the beginning of the pandemic, our Live To Love - Care activities have intensified relations with them through regular visits.

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Live To Love-Care for refugees from Ukraine

With packed cars we visited refugees today, who fortunately found a refuge in a guest house in Hamburg-Dulsberg.
Andreas Kelb has spontaneously made his apartments available. His loving commitment as owner and hostel father shows great human kindness and we are full of appreciation.

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1,550 oak trees for the Klövensteen in Hamburg

"Every moment of life is fresh - in every moment, in every second! " ~ The Gyalwang Drukpa, founder of the secular and humanitarian organization Live To Love, 2010 in Hamburg

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Creative hours with children at the "Arche"

A peaceful time at the Arche
Children are so closely connected to their nature, they express directly with few words what they feel - this is how the Live To Love team experienced it directly at the CARE action in the children's foundation Die Arche in Billstedt

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Meeting refugees with love and respect

What strong and brave women!!! What a lifetime achievement of mothers who hold back their own personal, terrible experiences and do everything to give their beloved children support and stability!

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Planting trees on the Day of Happiness

Today on the international day of the forest we would like to tell you about our Live To Love event yesterday: Experience happiness and invest happiness in Hamburg Klövensteen!

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Compassion in practice - refugee aid
"Everything in life is a bridge - a word, a smile we give to the other.“ (Ivo Andric)

Thanks to the recently installed online registration procedures, the formerly long queues and waiting times for arriving people from Ukraine have fortunately been almost eliminated.

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Acute refugee aid
"Help Ukraine!" the first relief action for the refugees from Ukraine.

Today, the Live To Love team distributed "first aid bags" to waiting women and their babies and children in front of the Central Initial Reception Center in Hamburg. The bags contained various hygiene items, towels, nutritional supplements and wound healing creams, as well as children's backpacks and cuddly toys.

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In Hamburg-Harburg at the "Arche"

Live To Love spring event at the children's foundation Die Arche Die Arche in Hamburg-Harburg: With hula hoop dances and rope jumping, the children happily welcomed the Live To Love team, enjoying the first warm rays of sunshine.

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Acute crisis help at the "Seelengefährten"

Today's Live To Love action took us to the Pferdeschutzhof Seelengefährten e. V. in Königsmoor. The last few days were marked by strong storms and hurricanes and on the way to Königsmoor the partly massive damages, caused by fallen trees, broken branches and flooding of the fields, once again made us aware of the consequences of climate change.

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Colorful hours with the children in the "Arche"

Art is healing. It helps to express wishes and experiences that are often difficult to put into words. Today was finally time for bright colors and joie de vivre: The Live To Love CARE team invited the children of The Ark Foundation to a big painting event.

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It must come from the heart what is to act on hearts

A person often feels transformed as soon as he is treated humanely, Eugen Roth wrote.
We can only confirm this, because we have been making this experience for many years, from both sides and in all directions.

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Great surprises for Santa Claus

What do Live To Love and Santa Claus have in common? A heart for lonely or challenged people and children!
That's why Santa Claus made a flying visit to the mothers' and children's homes in Hörstel and Ibbenbüren this year as part of the Live To Love CARE initiative.

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New trees, new habitats

Protect and preserve life with tree planting! This weekend, we planted trees in two different places in Hamburg. At the children's playground in Altona Volkspark, the Live To Love team planted several beech trees on Saturday.

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Give love to children from all over the world!

In the past 14 years, a great many volunteers have joined our movement. Some women participate with creative & loving handicrafts. It is deeply moving to see the dedication and love with which each one enriches our bags and gift boxes and tree decorations. To all of them be our grateful appreciation!

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Great response to the Cake Challenge in Westphalia

With much love, great dedication and nutritional expertise, our volunteer pastry chefs created a diverse selection of delicious baked goods. In addition to traditional cakes and pies, vegan and various gluten- or lactose-free cakes were also offered.

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1.650 Trees planted in Klövensteen

It's autumn - finally! Because now we can continue with tree planting and fill our vision with life.
Put on your rubber boots and get to work: For the third time this year, Live To Love Germany has invited you to the tree planting campaign in Hamburg's Klövensteen!

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Tour de Hamburg

This time, the Live To Love team headed southwest by bike to visit more trees already planted and see if they needed anything.

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AHOI! Cool booty for pirates on the Elbe beach

Today, on World Cleanup Day, the Live To Love Pirat:innen once again boarded the Elbe beach near Övelgönne and enthusiastically freed it from microplastics, crown caps and cigarette butts.

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CARE action for refugee women and children

It's the simple games that are the most fun: and certainly rubber twist and skipping rope are among them. Unfortunately, they have almost fallen into oblivion. But you can easily revive them.

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Planting trees makes you happy!

3 Walnut Trees for Hamburg - Bike Tour - Northern Route
For a long time we have planned to visit the already planted trees with all team leads and enjoy a small celebration afterwards.

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Respectful encounters in Hamburg

Live To Love-CARE: in the name of humanity.
When delivering the bags as part of the CARE initiative, conversations often develop with the elderly people in which they look back on their lives and tell what means the most to them.

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Live To Love Germany has done it again....

Live To Love's contribution to the HAMBURG FOUNDATION DAYS. Or: How come waffles lead to a meadow of flowers? Quite simply! Through a highly committed house community in Efeuweg. In winter, during the lockdown, they initiated a waffle bake and then sold the pastries for a good cause.

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Love is caring: Outreach at the Sol Luna Mercy Sanctuary

A smaller team from North Rhine-Westphalia visited on Saturday the mercy shelter Sol Luna e.V. for abandoned and abused animals, who live there under the loving care of Irmgard Gubitz - a real heart project !

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Food donations and love for the Gnadenhof Barlt

Despite the heat, a good-humored Live To Love team enthusiastically made its way to Gnadenhof Barlt in Dithmarschen. It took two cars to pick up the food donations from Michael Ohlsen, of Heimterpartner Zoo-Markt Alsterdorf, which were gratefully received.

Photos: © Agnes Forsthuber / Live To Love Germany

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