“Gifts from the Heart” from Bavaria make children jump for joy

by Stefanie Huisgen,  2012/01/11

A new year has begun, holidays and school vacations are over. Step by step everyday-routine is once more returning into our lives and unfortunately makes us forget the quiet Christmas period far too soon. However, at the beginning of this still young and certainly eventful year, we have a good reason for looking back: 81,929 happy children!

A mountain of colourful packages for the little girls and boys at a Romanian kindergarten. Photo: humedica

Together with you, dear friends and sponsors, we would like to remember yet another successful chapter of our “Gift from the Heart” campaign. Without doubt, it was thanks to the amazing support of the people of Bavaria that 81,929 children from difficult social backgrounds experienced a wonderful Christmas surprise.

And not only had the girls and boys in Eastern Europe (Albania, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania and the Ukraine) great fun with unwrapping their colourful presents; also in Brazil, Haiti, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Niger the lovingly wrapped packages made children beam with joy.

The Christmas gift campaign was carried by the unwavering commitment of our 287 honorary assistants. They worked as telephonists, drivers or package sorters and are responsible in a large part for the success of “Gift from the Heart”. Their commitment was an example of Charity in Action – and therefore invaluable!

In some destination countries of the Christmas gift campaign, humedica runs long-term relief supply projects. In these countries – among them Brazil, Romania, the Ukraine – people’s everyday-lives are marked by suffering and misery, a situation that cannot even be attributed to the outbreak of a disaster.

It is rather that living conditions in the respective countries are so harsh that the people live in constant poverty and depend on relief goods distributions for survival. It is these “silent disasters”, which are often neglected by the world public, that humedica tries to counter by means of relief supply measures – i.e. the distribution of various kinds of relief goods, such as sanitary articles, drugs or building materials.

We would like to ask you to continue to support the long-term efforts of humedica also beyond the Christmas time by means of a targeted donation. Thank you very much.

      humedica e. V.
      Donation reference “Relief Supplies
      Account 47 47
      Bank Code 734 500 00
      Sparkasse Kaufbeuren

You can also achieve great results by means of a short text message: send the reference DOC to +49 8 11 90 and make a donation of 5 euros, with 4.83 euros of this amount being directly channelled into the humedica disaster relief projects.

Cuddly toys conjured up a smile on every child’s face. Photo: humedica/Joachim Panhans

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