We attach importance to the environment. Sustainable and careful interaction with the environment and with each other are a standard for us and established practice. At the end of the year, instead of Christmas presents, we have been supporting the associations listed below for many years. We are happy to be able to contribute in part to make their important work possible.
“Clowns im Dienst” are trained clowns who regularly visit sick and severely sick children directly at their bed at many stations of the University Clinic for Children and Youth Medicine, Tübingen, and the Children’s’ Hospital, Reutlingen.
The clowns bring joy and pleasure into the clinical daily routine and help children dispel fears and retain their courage to face life.
As public funds become ever scarcer, self-help organisations such as BSV-Württemberg (Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted, Württemberg) are dependent on donations for financial contributions. This important work and support for blind and partially sighted people cannot be funded by member fees alone. For this reason, we want to support this project work as a company as well.
Music is the language of the soul and we believe that brass band music is not only a tradition but also a cultural asset with a future. We want to support and promote the sometimes very costly association work including the education of children and youth, purchase of uniforms and musical material as well as instrument repairs.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical relief organization with 28 offices worldwide. When large-scale epidemics occur, and when crisis areas are too dangerous for many other organizations, our medical teams are there to assist those in need. We organize basic medical care, treat the injured, carry out vaccination campaigns, train local staff and build up medical infrastructure. In long-term aid projects our teams fight diseases like tuberculosis, malaria, sleeping sickness, and HIV/AIDS.
The work is often exhausting, demanding appropriate professional knowledge, and enormous motivation and commitment for only basic remuneration, but it is also fascinating and immeasurably rewarding.
100 years ago a brave British woman, our founder Eglantyne Jebb, visited the streets to collect donations for starving children in Germany and Austria. For them, after the horrors of World War I, there were no victors and vanquished, only boys and girls who lived in hunger and poverty and urgently needed help. Her conviction: "Every war is a war against children". Despite initial resistance, she managed to convince many of her compatriots that children in need must be helped regardless of their origin or nationality. It is this courage and determination that inspire us to this day.
A century later we are working in around 120 countries to give the world's most disadvantaged children a healthy start in life, to give them access to basic education and to protect them from war and conflict. All of this is only possible because we know supporters like you by our side. Much has changed in the past 100 years - and yet the world still fails to protect those who are most in need of protection from the calamities of war. Therefore, in our anniversary year, we demand security, justice and help for children in war.