Three Kings’ charity collection begins

02-01-2011

The Czech Catholic Charity launched the 11th annual Three Kings’ Collection on Sunday. Groups of three children volunteers, dressed as the three wise men who, according to the Bible, brought gifts to newborn Jesus, took to the streets of Czech cities and towns, collecting money for charity. The collection will go on for another two weeks, and the proceeds will be used to assist the sick and handicapped, single mothers, retired people, and others. The Three Kings’ Collection is the biggest volunteering event in the Czech Republic with thousands of children taking part. Last year, the collection fetched more than 67 million crowns.