Guest of honor

The Secours suisse d’hiver, guest of honor 2023

Secours suisse d’hiver Genève provides financial assistance to people temporarily in need.

It was founded in 1936 in conjunction with a week-long national food and fund-raising campaign to support people affected by the Great Depression. Financial aid, warm clothing, food and coal were distributed.

Almost 90 years later, this situation is still very relevant today!

Many people live in precarious conditions. They have enough to eat and a roof over their heads, but making ends meet is a constant concern: how to pay the GIS bill, the youngest daughter’s gym class or the dentist’s fees, which had to be paid after waiting as long as possible?

Over 1,000 people are helped in this way every year in the canton of Geneva.

Become the guest of honor

Every year, the Course de l’Escalade honors an association or foundation through its various communication channels, and donates the proceeds from registration fees. To become a guest of honor, certain criteria must be met:

Mission: To help vulnerable people or those in precarious situations (children, disabled people, people affected by illness or loneliness, etc.).

Submitting your application

If you meet these criteria, your application (covering letter, articles of association, accounts for the last two financial years, activity report and brochures) can be sent to