Old toys look like new for “Gifts from the Heart”

by Ruth Bücker, 2010/11/22

A hospital for teddy bears with only one eye or a car repair shop for broken toy cars – this is what Toys Company is for old or defective toys. Furthermore, the non-profit project has a far more significant objective: making children smile. And they realise this objective by means of supporting this year’s Christmas gift campaign “Gift from the Heart” also beyond the German borders.

Making the best of everything: this boy in Haiti built himself a toy car from an old bottle and other waste. Photo: humedica/Ruth Bücker

Giving old toys a second chance and by doing so giving children from poorer social backgrounds a reason to smile – this is the purpose of Toys Company. The idea is both simple and effective: old or broken toys are collected, cleaned, if necessary fixed and then they are passed on to children from socially deprived families.

Usually it is children from needy families in Germany who receive the restored toys. In order to make this year’s Christmas festivities a special event also for children living e.g. in Kosovo or Niger, the employees of Toys Company of the district Fürth, Germany, have made a generous donation to humedica.

The donation intended to be used in the framework of the Christmas gift campaign “Gift from the Heart” comprises numerous cuddly toys, toy cars, building bricks, jigsaw puzzles, books and many more things that will cause children’s eyes to shine brightly. There were enough toys to fill a complete trailer when they were received gratefully by humedica employee Joachim Panhans.

Last year we could already bring great joy to more than 50,000 children by means of “Gift from the Heart”. We are working hard to achieve the same also this Christmas. This is only possible thanks to the numerous people all over Bavaria who contributed with their own packages and thanks to generous donations such as the one made by Toys Company”, explained Joachim Panhans full of admiration for this selfless commitment.

If you too, would like to make a child smile on Christmas, you can do so by means of a targeted donation. Honorary assistants in Kaufbeuren will wrap a “Gift from the Heart” on your behalf and this gift will be a special Christmas surprise for a little girl or boy.

Please help us to make the festival of love just this also in various humedica project countries – even by donating a small amount, you can achieve great things. Thank your very much!

      humedica e.V.
      Donation reference "Gift from the Heart"
      Account 47 47
      Bank Code 734 500 00
      Sparkasse Kaufbeuren

A trailer full of toys in order to make children happy: employees of Toys Company of the district Fürth handed over the generous donation of toys to humedica employee Joachim Panhans. Photo: humedica

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