Partners and employees have shown a tremendous willingness to donate. So far, a total of 782,000 euros has been received. My sincere thanks for your solidarity and your willingness to help.
Since the end of April, there have hardly been any additional donations, so we plan to terminate the donation campaign on June 30.
So far, we have sent the largest individual sums – one quarter million euros in each case – to Aktion Deutschland Hilft, Aktionsbuendnis Katastrophenhilfe, Doctors without Borders, Save the Children and the UN refugee agency.
Supplementing these major donations, we have financially supported more than 20 other aid organizations and initiatives. This has often involved providing people with basic supplies of food and hygiene articles, as is the case with the French aid organization Banque Humanitaire and the Kyiv-based Open Mind Foundation. In Germany, we are supporting the Tafel Berlin and the nonprofit association That’s WHYnheim with food and clothing. Over the past few weeks, 50 refugees have found a new home in quickly outfitted, company-owned factory apartments in Weinheim.