About Magyar Kétfarkú Kutya Párt (Hungarian Two-tailed Dog Party)
The Hungarian Two-tailed Dog Party (MKKP) is a creative group interested in political and social issues. We aim to do things which actually produce results, instead of responding to “who said this and who did that”. We are trying to raise awareness in a way that people would laugh at the problems instead of getting frustrated about them. We have decided that we will not get heart attacks from hopelessness, but instead will try to do nice, funny and/or useful things.
There are fundamental problems or issues that we are unable to solve unless we win an election. Of course we could keep repeating the usual and obvious statements about healthcare or education problems, but that would not accomplish anything and will further decrease public morale. So we’re leaving that to other parties.
Regarding other issues, we try to catch the attention of local governments, and try to make them solve local problems – it’s their job, after all. We have noticed that if we start dealing with these local problems, the responsible people often realize that they should actually do their job. If we redecorate piles of trash left on the streets, they are moved immediately. If we paint on the broken sidewalk, it gets mended. These all happened actually. We also fix things regularly by ourselves: we have built several bus stops, and if it comes to an unusable wooden bridge or a faded crosswalk, we also do not hesitate to grab tools.
So far we took donation packages to Ukraine twice: in April 2022 to the hospital of Berehove in the amount of HUF 8 million (about 21.000 EUR), and in September to the war zone in the amount of HUF 600.000 (~1500 EUR).
With the help of many volunteers, we operated a Help Tent for 133 days in Budapest last spring, in front of a train station where most people arrived from Ukraine. Among other things, we collected and distributed donations of cleaning products, food and clothing, and we also organized accommodation for the refugees. In total, we have helped many thousands of people.
After we had to close the Help Tent, we collected donations for another two months at a nearby place, from which we provided nearly 400 families with food and toiletries. In addition, we accommodated at least a hundred refugees in the community center of a high school until September. We have also organized several events where we distributed clothes and food to refugees and homeless people.
We would gladly work with any civil organization who are equally enthusiastic about solving problems and helping those who are in need.