humedica headlines June 2011

Juni 2011

by Ruth Bücker, 2011/06/20

+++ For a nicer Christmas +++ Forced to fly on bicycle tour around the world +++ Mail and donations +++ Leos Becher +++

For a nicer Christmas

25.000 of these little candy bags are waiting to be packed into “Gifts from the Heart”-parcels at the humedica warehouse. Photo: humedica/Joachim Panhans

While most people start their Christmas preparations only a few weeks before Holy Night, this would not be sufficient time for our Christmas gift campaign Gift from the Heart.

In order to give a special Christmas surprise to children in eleven project countries, and furthermore to boys and girls from socially disadvantaged families in Germany, the humedica employees in charge are busy with preparations the whole year long.

As addition to the “Gifts from the Heart” that have been wrapped by donors themselves or at our headquarters with the help of donations, Sweet Company from Moorenweis donated nine pallets of Christmas candies. This corresponds to about 25,000 bags of sweets that will make Christmas nicer for children in misery. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the confectioner.

Forced to fly on bicycle tour around the world

With the aim of circumcycling the world, Heinz Allgaier has been cycling for about one month and half. As we reported earlier, the cyclist from the Allgäu region in Bavaria cycles around the world for charity purposes. He intends to receive one euro for each kilometre he makes and he is planning to donate the entire sum to the humedica partner project Sibongile Day & Night Care Centre.

Now, however, the dedicated cycler had to change his plans for the first time: due to violent riots in Syria and the risks connected therewith, Heinz could not drive the route he had planned. Besides his own concerns also the German Embassy in Damascus urgently advised him against following his pre-planned route.

Hence, Heinz Allgaier travelled to Jordan by airplane and has in the meantime reached Egypt. However, he is determined not to simply forget the “lost” kilometres: “Of course I promise you to 100 % to make up for the lost 850 kilometres later. Even if that means I will have to cycle the Kögelweiher – Attlesee tour, which is about 9 kilometres long, 96.5 times.”

Mail and donations

Mail and donations – since we send out large quantities of letters and packages, we have received a generous donation in form of a newly created, fast way of dispatch.

Around the enveloping machine from left to right: Wolfgang Groß and the employees of Francotyp-Postalia Rudolf Leitmeier and Özgür Dogru. Photo: humedica/Ruth Bücker

If daily written correspondence of the humedica employees is limited to normal quantities, putting the letters into envelopes poses no particular challenge. This changes, however, when for example hundreds of invitations or thousands of thank-you letters are to be sent to donors and interested parties in our work at low cost.

Thanks to Francotyp-Postalia Vertrieb und Service GmbH we are now able to fold and envelope also large quantities of mail at the humedica premises without incurring high costs.

We would like to thank the company from Birkenwerder for this donation, which might sound banal, but enormously contributes to facilitating our work.

Leos Becher

Next Sunday, on June 26, 2011 the annual Bürgerfest will take place in Kaufbeuren. As every year, humedica will be represented at the festival providing information and special highlights. There will also be a variety of cakes, coffee and soft drinks.

For this and further events, such as the meeting of honorary employees, visits of guests or training measures events for mission teams, the company Leo’s Becher from Germaring donated two thousand drinking vessels.

Like the enveloping machine, also those benefiting from this donation are not the victims of a disaster directly. But the team in Kaufbeuren stands behind each disaster mission and their work is directly or indirectly supported and facilitated by means of such donations in kind. In this case we would like to express our gratitude to Mr Frank of Leo’s Becher.

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