Fundraising campaign of the Amos-Comenius-Gymnasium Bonn
“The student council of AMOS sold chocolates to the students* during the break on three days in February. In the end, a large sum was made – more than originally planned.” Our volunteer and co-organizer of the campaign, Judith John, reports. “This sum was provided to Menschenfreude e.V. for the earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria. Tents were purchased from that, as well as food, and set up and distributed on site.”
Charity run at the Maximilian-Kolbe-Gymnasium Cologne
At the MKG in Cologne-Porz, Rector Claudia Roche had initiated a charity run. For Menschenfreude e.V. Janine and Oliver Drathen were on site. In the video, the two take you with them:
The money raised goes 1:1 into our Turkey-Syria engagement.
Further distribution of the donations – by our helpers
Our volunteer Hamada Alhaij took care of forwarding the money to Syria. The share for Turkey was coordinated by our volunteer Sunay Sengülsen. Both have family networks in the countries, so that a reliable forwarding is given. Tents and food were purchased. Larger goods, including around 500 cuddly toys via Kuscheltiere.org, were kindly transported to us free of charge by the company DHL, coordinated by DHL employees George Adejube and Dr. Dirk Olufs. Our special thanks go to all of them!
Arrival of relief supplies in the country
From our coordinating staff and their helpers, we have repeatedly been sent pictures that have touched us very much. (We had kept you up to date on Instagram. Feel free to check out the story highlight Earthquake). Here is an excerpt from the numerous impressions:
Cooperation with Organisation To All Nations e.V. and Hoffnungswerk e.V.
We also supported an initiative of the friendly organization To All Nations e.V. with our donations: This made it possible to set up camps for traumatized children from the earthquake regions.
Our cooperation partner Alex Steinbach reports: “The camps take place in the Bekaa Plain, a large plateau in Lebanon. In two weeks, there will be about 70 children here per day. There are then around 420 children per week. They are picked up from the refugee camps and provided with a great program of good food during their time in these camps. For many kids, this is the best time of their lives.”
Thanks to all donors and helpers
We would like to thank all the helpers for their great support of our project!
Of course, we continue to welcome donations:
Recipient: Menschenfreude e.V.
IBAN: DE41 6609 0800 0006 6116 99
Purpose: Earthquake Turkey/Syria
via the button below this post.