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»SOMETHING COLOR IN THE PERIODS OF CORONA« / BADISCHE ZEITUNG / MONDAY, MARCH 16th, 2020

»SOMETHING COLOR IN THE PERIODS OF CORONA« / BADISCHE ZEITUNG / MONDAY, MARCH 16th, 2020

Lions Club Offenburg Simplicius starts charity egg campaign / to win prizes / proceeds for the association “Women help women”.

They started the fifth Easter egg sales campaign (from left): Klaus Haaß, Toni Stritt, Olivia Brandenburger (main sponsors), Alina Atlantis, Wolfgang Reinbold, Joe Huber, Wolfgang Gall, Konstanze Schwarz, Thomas Nitschke (2nd Vice President), Markus Knoll, Gotthard Hiss ( Main sponsor) Photo: Barbara Puppe

OFFENBURG (BZ). The sponsoring association of the Lions Club Offenburg Simplicius presented its annual Easter egg sales campaign in the museum in the knight’s house and offered it last Saturday in a city center that was not crowded due to corona. Since then, 3000 decorative Easter eggs with lots of motifs by the artist Alina Atlantis have been offered for sale for a good cause at various locations for eight euros each.

The fifth Easter egg campaign of the Lions Club Offenburg Simplicius e. V opened. In times of Corona, moderator Markus Knoll wished you could bring a little soothing color to life. Club members, sponsors, representatives of the museum presented the project and the motifs of the Easter Eggs edition together with the artist Alina Atlantis. The small works of art are made of metal and can be hung or given away as Easter decorations.

The idea for this came from Konstanze Schwarz, President of the Lions Club Offenburg Simplicius in 2019/2020. “Europe is the main heading of our Easter egg campaign”, she presented the motifs of the small works of art. With the purchase of an Easter egg for the price of eight euros you not only acquire a colorful Easter decoration, the lot in each egg can win one of 500 attractive prizes with a total value of 17 200 euros. With the money raised, the Lions Club supports people and institutions in need, this year the Association for Women Help Women Ortenau.

Joe Huber, vice president of the Lions Club thanked the artist and all donors and sponsors for their active support. He presented the work of the association Women Help Women, which has been active in Offenburg and Ortenau for over 36 years and offers women in need and their children a contact point, advice, prevention and protection. The association is responsible for the women’s shelter and the specialist advice center on domestic violence. Worldwide, including in Germany, domestic violence is the most common cause of injuries among women. In Germany, every fourth woman is or has been a victim of domestic violence. “With our campaign, we support people who are particularly dependent on help every year,” said Huber. Wolfgang Gall, director of the museum and Wolfgang Reinbold, who will succeed him in May, thanked the representative of Offenburg’s cultural director, Carmen Lötsch, for the performance of the active team and wished the Easter egg sale good luck.

Lions Club international was founded over 100 years ago in the USA and has 1.4 million members in 120 countries, explained Konstanze Schwarz. The members of society help and serve under the motto “We serve”. With this year’s motto of the Club President Sonja Afflerbach “We serve”, mindful and with all senses “the motif of the Easter Egg Action 2020 by the artist Alina Atlantis, the project manager and initiator of the Europe-wide culture and peace project” Vision Europe Now! In the Christian culture, Easter, as a festival of hope and new life, is strongly symbolic, says the artist, the message that confidence can help to live. The idea of ​​hope is also the crucial issue for Europe, “if we do not share this confidence and hope we can pack up in Europe”.

The Easter egg titled “Mindfulness” shows a little ladybug sitting on one hand. It stands for European values ​​such as mindfulness, security, happiness and vulnerability, representative of the endangered environment, and is a detail from the artist’s 40-square-meter image of Europe. The artist already created the Easter egg motifs from the past campaigns. The motifs “family ties”, “diversity” and “mindfulness” were added to the “peace dove” and the motif “Europe with the bull”. All five Easter eggs are also available as a collective edition.

The list of prizes can be viewed from April 14th at http://www.lions-offenburg-simplicius.de and can be found in the three branches of the Haaß pharmacy in Offenburg.

Original Article from BZ, 16th of March 2020 here.

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