Munich, 8 December 2017 – There’s a reason to celebrate at SOS-Kinderdorf: Thanks to a donation from the property consulting company Realogis, new SOS projects can be implemented and supported. A total of EUR 10,000 was collected to support the work of this charity for children. The amount is made up of proceeds from the Realogis locations in Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Munich.
„Six Realogis locations for six SOS-Kinderdorf facilities“
“Six Realogis locations for six SOS-Kinderdorf facilities” – that’s how Kathrina Weiß, Managing Director of Realogis Holding GmbH (Munich), describes the idea behind this year’s campaign. “Our employees usually work for us for many years and many of them have started families of their own during this time. We are pleased to support the family-like care provided by the charity. The proceeds will benefit various different SOS projects at the six locations where our branches are based.”
On behalf of all Realogis locations, Kathrina Weiß handed over the cheque directly to Renate Meschnark, head of the Mothers’ Centre at the SOS Family and Children’s Day Centre in Neuaubing, during a tour on St. Nicolas’ Day 2017. Since 2008, this facility has been part of the national action programme for multi-generational houses. People enjoy the animated and colourful life in the different areas offered, families find relief with household-related services and flexible childcare options, and older people feel that they belong rather than being pushed aside; their opinions are asked and their assistance is sought.
Maximilian Geuter, SOS-Kinderdorf e.V.
SOS-Kinderdorf provides a home for children in need and helps improve the social situation of disadvantaged young people and families. In SOS-Kinderdorf facilities, children whose biological parents are unable to look after them for various reasons can grow up in a family-like environment. They are given security and protection and are thus equipped to lead independent lives. The SOS-Kinderdorf association supports mothers, fathers or families and their children right from the start in mothers’ centres and family centres. It offers early support at its facilities for children and its meeting centres. For young people, it provides assistance in the form of open offers as well as a home in shared accommodation and future prospects at vocational training institutions. SOS-Kinderdorf e.V. also includes “village communities” for people with mental and emotional disabilities.
In Germany, more than 3,900 employees provide support at 38 facilities. The services provided by the association reach and support around 100,000 children, young people and families in difficult situations. In addition, the German SOS-Kinderdorf association finances 122 SOS facilities in 37 countries worldwide.
More information at www.sos-kinderdorf.de