3,000 euros raised
Kinderhospiz Sterntaler e. V., a children’s hospice in Mannheim, were delighted to learn of the joint efforts made by REMONDIS Service Südwest GmbH, RETERRA Südwest GmbH and REMONDIS GmbH’s material flow management department to support their cause. At the end of last year, Beate Däuwel from Kinderhospiz Sterntaler e. V. Mannheim was given a cheque for 3,000 euros by Jörg Strässer, operations manager at REMONDIS Service Südwest GmbH, and Matthias Schulz, assistant to the managing director at REMONDIS Service Südwest GmbH, on behalf of all three companies. Due to the current situation caused by the Covid pandemic, the cheque was not handed over in person.
The pandemic has been especially hard on charities
For three years now, the REMONDIS companies serving the region in and around Mannheim have remained in close contact with the Sterntaler children’s hospice. “We have all been very aware of the impact Covid has had, especially on charities. Which is why this year we decided not only to keep up but also to increase our Sterntaler donations,” explained Jörg Strässer. “By doing so, we are hoping to make it very clear just how much we admire the work being done by the staff at the children’s hospice and just how grateful we are to have them,” he continued.
“By doing so, we are hoping to make it very clear just how much we admire the work being done by the staff at the children’s hospice and just how grateful we are to have them.”
Jörg Strässer, Operations Manager at REMONDIS Service Südwest GmbH
A donation instead of customer gifts
This donation campaign began back in 2019 when people working at the companies expressed a wish to reduce the amount of money that was being spent on Christmas presents for their customers and business partners. And so, instead of spending time having to find, pack and send a suitable present (something that also has a negative impact on the environment), the three companies decided to commit themselves to a good cause and help many of the seriously ill children in the Rhine-Main region – and support local climate action, as well.
Thanks for the support
On behalf of the Sterntaler children and their families, the Sterntaler hospice thanked everyone at REMONDIS Service Südwest GmbH, RETERRA Südwest GmbH and REMONDIS GmbH as well as their customers for putting their funds towards social and environmental projects rather than giveaways. Such support is very welcome and helps charity organisations such as ours to keep going, especially in times such as these.
It is a blessing to see the growing support from both the public and so many companies – support which ensures these important places can survive.
Image credits: image 1–2: © Kinderhospiz Sterntaler