Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, the president of Iceland, has donated all of his salary increase to charities, since receiving it in November 2016.
Proceedings from the sale of pink and blue hay bale wrappings raised money and awareness for breast and bladder cancer. The proceedings went to Krabbameinsfélag Íslands (The Cancer Association of Iceland)
Well over 20 million krónur (USD 192,000, EUR 171,000) has already been raised for the victims of a natural disaster in Greenland.
The charity Family Aid of Iceland has decided not to distribute fur coats to homeless Icelanders, as planned.
PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) has donated 200 fur coats to the charity Family Aid of Iceland to be distributed to homeless Icelanders.
Charles Gittins from the UK takes part in the Icelandic Red Cross’ program where volunteers visit members of the community who are at risk of social isolation. Charles has become a good friend to 103-year-old Ólöf Hjálmarsdóttir, to whom he reads out loud in Icelandic.
Icelandic Family Aid expects to assist about 700 families or 2,000 individuals in dire need this holiday season.
The British policeman and supporter of the Icelandic national football team, who was stabbed in France this summer following a football game between Iceland and France, has arrived in Iceland.
Members of the ‘Icelanders in Copenhagen’ Facebook page have joined hands in completely furnishing the new apartment of a previously homeless Icelandic man in the Danish capital city.
Hrafn Jökulsson, author and chess fanatic, is today and tomorrow engaged in a chess marathon for charity. He is playing at Reykjavík City Hall and everybody is welcome to come along. Hrafn is collecting money for the UNICEF Fatima Fund for Syrian refugee children.
Students from Lágafellsskóli school in Mosfellsbær near Reykjavík collected over 100 carrier bags full of daily essentials at three capital area supermarkets this Wednesday, all to be given to homeless people.