Geschenk-Tausch Aktion (Gift Exchange)

For the 25th year, a very special “gift exchange” will be taking place in Basel to help children in need at Christmas time as well as protect the environment by cutting down on waste. To this end, children ages 3–10 are asked to donate at least two of their no-longer-needed toys in good condition in exchange for another toy of their choice.

The children can drop off their exchangeable toys to one of two locations:

1) Basler Kindernäscht (Gerbergasse 14 in Basel) from November 14 to December 10 on Monday to Friday from 8:00-16:00 and Saturday from 9:00-14:00.

2) Offene Kirche Elisabethen (Elisabethenstrasse 14 in Basel) on Wednesday, November 23 and 30, as well as on December 7 from 14:00–16:30.

When they bring in their two or more toys, they will receive a coupon that they can then exchange for a toy of their choice on the exchange day. Exchange day takes place at Offene Kirche Elisabethen on Wednesday, December 14, from 14:00-16:00. Reserve about one hour’s time to choose your gift and partake in the many Christmas crafts that will be offered on that day.

All leftover toys will be donated to children in need. You can find more details on the project on their German-only website.