We are pleased to be able to make donations to two very worthy charities this year at Christmas. By sharing our good fortune, we aim to help others who are in need.
As in past years, we have decided to support one charity organisation that is active internationally (SOS Childrens' Villages) and another that works directly in the city where our headquarters is located (the Kasseler Tafel - a local foodbank).
SOS Children's Villages
SOS Children's Villages is a global federation of member associations active in 133 countries around the world that has been working for over 70 years to improve the lives of children in need. We are impressed by their long record of effective charity work and their family-oriented approach to helping people. It's a privilege to be able to support their vision and mission:
SOS Children's Villages Vision: Every child belongs to a family and grows up with love, respect and security.
SOS Children's Villages Mission: We build families for children in need, we help them shape their own futures, and we share in the development of their communities.
We are contributing 3,500 EUR to the German member association "SOS Kinderdorf e. V."
This Kassel-based foodbank works together with 140 volunteers and five paid staff members to distribute up to two tons of food each day to needy people in our community that would otherwise simply be thrown away.
Through the committed work of these volunteers and the generosity of local restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries and wholesalers, disadvantaged people in Kassel receive critical help in making ends meet and managing their tight food budgets.
The organisation estimates that more than 3,000 people benefit from the redistribution efforts day by day, including some 750 children under the age of 16. We are proud to help with these efforts to aid our fellow citizens in Kassel with a contribution of 1,500 EUR.