humedica headlines 2010/10/29

by Sven Ramones, 2010/10/29

A Heart for Pakistan: donation campaign a raving success

A few weeks ago we reported about the donation campaign “Chocolate Hearts” run by the Munich-based health food store chain VollCorner. Against the background of the disastrous floods in Pakistan, the Marketing Director and employees initiated a donation campaign in order to support local flood relief projects of humedica. The campaign turned out to be a raving success and it has been concluded this week with a final result of 5447 euros.

Based on the idea of an employee, who is very committed to humanitarian aid also in her private life, a donation campaign was initiated and carried through at the VollCorner branches. Every customer who donated an amount starting from 1 euro was given a chocolate heart provided by the health food companies RAPUNZEL Naturkost and VollCorner.

All the chocolate hearts available for the campaign have been distributed to customers as thanks for their donations. Photo: Alexander Worms

Even when the campaign was still running, parts of the takings were already handed over to humedica. In this way the support of the donors and the health food stores could already reach the flood victims in Pakistan in the framework of humedica flood relief projects over the past few weeks.

From the very beginning it had been a matter of fact for Alexander Worms, Marketing Director of VollCorner, to help where help is needed most urgently. Therefore, humedica would like to express our thanks to Alexander Worms for carrying through the donation campaign, and to all the employees of VollCorner, to RAPUNZEL Naturkost and last but not least to all the donors who have shown they have a heart for the flood victims in Pakistan.

Grammar school in Schwangau collects donations for flood relief in Pakistan

Also students of the Grammar School Hohenschwangau in the east of the Allgäu region, Germany, showed their commitment for the flood victims in Pakistan. The students of the school’s three 10th grades took advantage of the breaks in order to sell home-made cake in the framework of a three-day donation campaign. The total takings of 500 euros were donated to humedica to be used for flood relief projects.

Deeply touched by the numerous sad pictures and reports from the flood region, the three school classes decided to start a donation campaign for the flood victims in Pakistan, initiated by their geography teacher Aysegül Aktürk.

humedica employee Sven Ramones (2nd from the left) receiving the takings of the donation campaign from the student representatives of the 10th grades. Photo: humedica/Robert Hartmann

Following a recommendation by Peter Däxle, the Head of School, it was agreed to hand over the donations to humedica. Last week the student representatives handed over the donation to humedica at the Grammar School of Hohenschwangau in the presence of the local newspaper Füssener Zeitung.

The entire humedica team would like to seize this opportunity in order to once more express their thanks to the students of the 10th grade and Ms Aktürk for their commitment and to the school administration. We are highly pleased about this great campaign and the support which we will pass on directly to the flood victims.

“Gift from the Heart” campaign supported by means of a donation in kind

Besides financial donations, humanitarian relief organisations also depend on donations in kind, which are indispensable for their work and commitment during diverse projects in the first place. Last week, humedica received a donation of 500 wooden pallets which will be used for transporting packages and boxes in the framework of our Christmas campaign “Gift from the Heart”.

For three years now, Anton Sailer junior has been supporting the campaign “Gift from the Heart” by means of donating pallets. The timber manufacturer from Rot an der Rot in Baden-Wuerttemberg is convinced of the value of the work humedica is doing on an international level and he appreciates and supports our Christmas gift campaign just as enthusiastically. Hence, this year, too, Anton Sailer junior handed over the urgently needed transporting material at the humedica headquarters in Kaufbeuren.

Both of them were pleased about the donated wooden pallets for transporting the Christmas gifts: humedica employee Hermann Schäffler (left) and donor Anton Sailer junior. Photo: humedica

For shipment, the Christmas packages for “Gift from the Heart” will be loaded on the wooden pallets and make the first stage of their journey from the humedica headquarters to different project countries by truck. As every year, the number of donated pallets covers humedica’s requirements for the entire gift campaign.

By means of this donation, more than ten thousand children from needy families in twelve countries will receive a Christmas package and have a happy Christmas Eve also this year. humedica and the “Gift from the Heart” team would therefore once more like to thank Anton Sailer junior for his support.

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