Three Kings collection sets charity record
The traditional nation-wide Three Kings collection drive organized by the non-profit organization Charita Czech Republic, brought in a record amount of donations this year. The drive that is held annually on the occasion of the Christian holiday of the Magi, or the Three Kings in Czech, celebrated on January 6, brought in almost 77 million crowns, which is 1.6 million more than last year. Around 50,000 volunteers collected money for the two weeks surrounding the holiday dressed as the three kings and singing carols. This was the thirteenth year of the drive, and the donated money will go to projects and organizations that help the physically, mentally and socially disadvantaged persons.