The best Christmas present is a laughing child. However, millions of children worldwide are fleeing from catastrophes, war and violence. They urgently need enough to eat, drinking water, protective shelter or medicine. For instance the vhf Christmas donation helps Save the Children to establish child-friendly rooms in refugee camps and after natural catastrophes. They look after children who have experienced horrible things. In these rooms they can play, learn and above all: just be a child.
Save the Children is engaged in about 120 countries for the rights of all children for health and survival, school and education as well as protection from violence and exploitation. The organisation has a seal of approval from the German Central Institute for Social Issues which confirms an efficient application of funds and an appropriate handling of the donated money and items.
The organisation has been founded in Great Britain in 1919, shortly after World War I, by the teacher Eglantyne Jebb. Children in Germany were the first ones who were helped by Save the Children. They got clothing, food and medicine; Save the Children took care for orphan children and served milk in so-called cacao rooms. In the past 95 years, Save the Children has been helping children during all great catastrophes: After both World Wars, during the Vietnam war, in Rwanda, Iraq and Afghanistan, whenever and wherever children are threatened by conflicts, wars or forces of nature like earthquakes, hurricanes and flood waves, Save the Children will be locally present.
The extensive aid of this organisation is quite expensive. Thus vhf camfacture AG has decided to round up the amount which is usually spent for presents, their packaging and shipment to 5,000 euros again and to support Save the Children with it.
The executive board and employees of the vhf camfacture AG are pleased that they were able to make a meaningful contribution and are sure that their business partners also agree to having contributed to a good cause with the presents intended for them.
Image above: Children are dancing and singing in a provisional school in Rangun/Myanmar which Save the Children has equipped with learning and playing materials. © Jim Holmes / Save the Children
Image below: Girls on their way to the “child-friendly room” of Save the Children in the ethiopic refugee camp Dolo Ado. Here they can be children despite hard living conditions, they get support and can play and learn. © Jonathan Hyams / Save the Children