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Allgäu dm drugstores donate again numerous sanitary products

Present from the heart


Since 2003 already, ten thousand children look forward to their Christmas parcels from Germany - thanks to the annual Christmas campaign of the Kaufbeuren aid organization humedica e.V. supported by Sternstunden e.V., the media partner Radio Bayern 2, many volunteers and generous donations in kind. In 2020, more than 87,000 presents were packed and sent on their way. Also the drugstore chain dm supported „Present from the heart“ once again with a generous donation of urgently needed sanitary products.

As besides warm clothing and toys often most essential things are needed, dm provided the campaign with basic donations in kind like in total 1,500 toothbrushes, 1, 500 toothpastes and 3,000 shower gels. dm does not only give in kind, it also organizes long-term and trustworthy collection points. This year, the 8 dm collection points in the Allgäu region collected up to 460 packages. Matthias Bauer, store manager in Kaufbeuren Forettle, was proud to pass on the donation to humedica: „Actually, to support „Present from the heart“ is a matter close to all our hearts. To know that so many parcels can be completed thanks to the donated goods and bring so much fun to the receiving children makes us proud. The fact that many of our stores act as collection points conveys our employees the idea of bringing Christmas joy to children even more.”

Matthias Bauer, store manager in Kaufbeuren Forettle, together with the two volunteers Johann Schuster and Uwe Richter (from the left), at the donation presentation. Photo: humedica

In the last 17 years, the campaign has gained nationwide recognition and stands for the core idea of the Bavarian aid organization: „Present from the heart“ mirrors perfectly what defines humedica and guides our daily work: helping people, whose suffering is often inconceivable and whom we can bring consolation, joy and hope with little gestures and our time. The campaign is an endearing supplement to the projects we are running throughout the year and which focus on help for self-help“, comments Heinke Rauscher, managing member of the board, the campaign.

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