Hamburg Commercial Bank supports charitable organizations in northern Germany
Hamburg, July 14, 2021 - The disruptions to social and economic life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic continue. Often, the people who suffer the most are those whose plight is barely noticed or those who rely on help in their daily lives. This makes the solidarity and support of all those willing and able to help all the more crucial. Therefore, for the second time since the onset of the crisis, Hamburg Commercial Bank is providing a comprehensive donation package to a number of charitable organizations in northern Germany.
The disruptions to social and economic life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic continue. Often, the people who suffer the most are those whose plight is barely noticed or those who rely on help in their daily lives. This makes the solidarity and support of all those willing and able to help all the more crucial. Therefore, for the second time since the onset of the crisis, Hamburg Commercial Bank is providing a comprehensive donation package to a number of charitable organizations in northern Germany.
A total of eleven associations and foundations from Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein will each receive between 40,000 and 100,000 euros to finance their valuable work. The organizations have different focuses and are committed to helping children in need or from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, vulnerable elderly people, victims of domestic violence, homeless people and disabled people and their families. Hamburg Commercial Bank supports the following organizations.
Better opportunities for all children
The Stiftung Mittagskinder (Lunch Children Foundation) provides more than 200 children with regular, healthy meals, free of charge, at two children's meeting places in socially deprived areas in Hamburg. The children are also helped with their homework and receive expert socio-educational support.
The association "Hamburger Abendblatt hilft e. V." (Hamburger Abendblatt helps) has been supporting children, young people and adults in need in the Hamburg metropolitan region since 1975. Among other things, the association funds sports and leisure projects, counselling and assistance services, child protection centers and youth welfare organizations.
Since 2008, Ankerland e. V. has been committed to helping traumatized children who suffer mentally as a result of violence or abuse. Injuries caused by natural disasters or accidents can also take a serious toll on children. In 2015, Ankerland opened Germany's first intensive trauma therapy center for children and young people in Hamburg-Eppendorf.
Corona Familienhilfe (Corona Family Support), a joint fundraising campaign by Diakonie Schleswig-Holstein and the newspapers Kieler Nachrichten and Segeberger Zeitung, aims above all to provide advice and support to families who are directly suffering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The advice centers help to establish direct contact with the affected families, allowing the Diakonie staff to provide professionally appropriate support quickly and directly.
Support in everyday life for the elderly
The Karl-Heinz-Howe-Simon Fiedler Foundation helps women and men in Kiel who have reached retirement age and are dependent on the support of others. Alongside material grants for items such as glasses, clothing or furniture, the foundation organizes many projects, excursions and readings that the senior citizens, especially those living alone, can join free of charge.
KULTURISTENHOCH2, founded in Hamburg in 2016, is a socio-cultural initiative for old and young to combat loneliness and isolation in old age. It is aimed at senior citizens on the one hand and young people aged over 16 on the other. More than 125 pupils from Hamburg's secondary schools have already signed up and accompanied the elderly participants on trips to the theatre, concerts or museums. This brings people from the same neighborhood closer together and stimulates dialogue between the generations.
Hope for people without homes – help for people with disabilities
Diakonie Hamburg, homeless day center Alimaus and the Hamburg street magazine Hinz&Kunzt enable homeless people to get overnight accommodation at hotels, including meals, with their inter-agency project Hotel Rooms for Homeless. The project is also supported by social workers from Caritas Association Hamburg.
The non-profit HEMPELS e. V. based in Kiel has been publishing the street magazine of the same name since 1996 and offers homeless people practical, everyday support through various projects such as its soup kitchen and social services. The association helps to alleviate hardship and is committed to combating social exclusion and disadvantage in Schleswig-Holstein.
The Bergedorfer Impuls Foundation emerged from Bergedorfer Impuls e.V., which developed the first employment and rehabilitation services for people with disabilities in the Hamburg district that bears its name. With a continued emphasis on personal and professional networks, the foundation and its two associated non-profit limited liability companies (gGmbH) aim to enable people with mental illnesses to participate in working life.
Brücke SH offers a wide range of assistance to women and men with mental and social impairments. Since its foundation in 1984, the organization with approximately 60 facilities has focused on helping people in Schleswig-Holstein overcome obstacles in their everyday lives and build social connections. With its approximately 60 facilities, Brücke SH provides more than 2,500 places for assistance.
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