Just like our vostel.de team and maybe you yourself spent the last weeks in the home office, the employees of numerous social organisations had to stay at home, too. Unfortunately, for the organisations this did not only mean the changeover to video calls and slack, but Corona causes even more problems and restrictions. For example, many volunteers still broke and break away due to the physical distance regulations. Often the work (e.g. the organisation of events) cannot be continued due to the current restrictions and so covering fixed costs like rent and bills is a big challenge for many associations. The only possibility for many non-profit organisations to generate income has been the acquisition of donations for quite some time now – unfortunately also a difficult undertaking in times of short-time work and the existential needs of many.
We would therefore like to introduce you to some of the organisations and their individual challenges. Maybe you have some spare change at the beginning of the month and can support the urgently needed work of an organisation of your choice 🙂
1 | Your donation for running costs
NEEDED: MONEY DONATION FOR MONTHLY RENT
Blickwinkel e.V. offers homework support, discussion events and job application training for children and young people in Neukölln. The courses strengthen the educational opportunities and personalities of the children in order to promote solidarity and respect for others.
In order to make it possible for as many pupils as possible, including those from socially disadvantaged families, to receive their tuition, the fees for tutoring are very low. Therefore, they cover only a part of our monthly costs – especially for rent and material.
Due to the coronavirus, the NPO could no longer offer its current program and remained closed until a few days ago. However, costs for rent, telephone, etc. do not have a pandemic break and the organisation is now facing a financial challenge. Through betterplace.org you can co-finance a part of the monthly rent.
NEEDED: MONEY DONATION FOR RENT, ELECTRICITY & TEAM
CLEAN RIVER PROJECT E.V.
The Clean River Project e.V. is a non-profit environmental, arts and education project that aims for clean rivers and seas, as well as to reduce plastic waste pollution through active water clean-up and education.
Due to the current situation caused by Covid-19, three Clean Up events, two school projects, a presentation and the opening of the new art exhibition had to be cancelled. As a project based on community and events, this project is now at a standstill and so is the income. Nevertheless, running costs like rent, electricity and the team have to be financed. With the help of your donation the Clean River Project e.V. would be greatly helped. You can donate directly to the account below, via betterplace or via PayPal.
Account: Clean River Project e.V.
IBAN: DE25 5705 0120 0000 2520 31
2 | Your donation for cancelled events
NEEDED: MONEY DONATION FOR CANCELLED EVENT
OUTING BLOG E.V.
The Outing Blog e.V. offers young people important spaces in which they can develop and educates through workshops on topics such as homophobia, mobbing and sexually transmitted diseases.
Due to the coronavirus, the association’s contact points had to close and 10 additional important workshops have been cancelled. The Outing Blog e.V. has lost a total of 600€, which it must now quickly recover in order to be able to continue its work in the future. Your donation can be very helpful here.
Account: Outing Blog e.V.
IBAN: DE30 5005 0201 1203 5130 36
Intended Use: Donation to maintain OB
NEEDED: MONEY DONATION FOR CANCELLED EVENTS
Naturschutzzentrum Ökowerk Berlin e.V.
The Naturschutzzentrum Ökowerk Berlin e.V. is a learning and adventure centre in Berlin’s oldest waterworks in the middle of Grunewald. The organisation offers workshops and events on nature and environmentally relevant topics and takes care of the preservation of biological diversity on its premises.
Due to the loss of events, considerable income is now missing, which is a big
problem for a non-profit organisation. Your donation could save the organisation!
Account: Naturschutzzentrum Ökowerk e.V.
IBAN: DE91 4306 0967 1144 9057 00 (GLS Bank)
Intended Use: Spende Wildbienen Ökowerk
3 | Your donation for animal welfare work
NEEDED: DONATION FOR ANIMAL WELFARE WORK
ANIMALS UNITED E.V.
ANIMALS UNITED e.V. is an animal welfare association based in Munich, Germany, but operates nationwide through 18 active action groups. They are an educational organisation and show how each individual can protect animals and save lives on a daily basis with the help of animal protection lessons and educational events.
The main source of income of the association, the donations of the passers-by during their actions on the streets and the payments for animal protection lessons are now unfortunately omitted due to the Corona crisis. Since the running costs continue, this is a big problem for them as a non-profit association.
Your financial donation will secure their work in and after the crisis situation. Their political animal protection work and online actions continue and also the dogs in their shelter in Gyula (Hungary) need ANIMALS UNITED to get food on the spot. Therefore the organisation is very grateful for your donation to the following account:
Account: ANIMALS UNITED
4 | Your donation for the continuation of project work
NEEDED: DONATION FOR TOUCHBOOKS FOR BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHILDREN
DEUTSCHER BLINDEN- UND SEHBEHINDERTENVERBAND E.V. (DBSV)
The DBSV is the national organisation representing the interests of people who are visually impaired, blind, hearing impaired or deaf-blind. They help them to maintain and improve their social status and promote their equal participation in society and medical care.
Blind children discover the world with their fingertips. But since there are hardly any suitable books for the 10,000 blind and visually impaired preschool children in Germany, they lack this important access. Especially now, when they have to stay at home all day, the need for books for these children becomes especially apparent.
In order to counteract this problem, the DBSV, together with children, parents and experts, is developing special touchbooks with stories that are touchable. In order to ensure that these touchbooks can still be created, the association urgently needs supporters. Find out more at www.tastbücher.de and make a donation to this account to open the world of books to blind and visually impaired children!
Account: Deutscher Blinden- und Sehbehindertenverband e.V.
IBAN: DE55 1002 0500 0003 2733 05
Bank für Sozialwirtschaft
BIC: BFSW DE 33 BER
Intended Use: „Tastbuch“
5 | Your donation for sea rescue operations
NEEDED: DONATION FOR SEA RESCUE OPERATIONS
Sea-Eye is a charity organisation that searches for and rescues people in distress at sea with its rescue ship ALAN KURDI on one of the deadliest escape routes in the world, the central Mediterranean. So far, the association has already saved 15,056 people from drowning.
Due to political adversities, but especially due to particular difficulties since the Corona crisis, they were at times the only ship in the rescue area in recent weeks. Even in times of Corona they are urgently needed there. Only two weeks ago the crew of ALAN KURDI rescued 150 people from drowning. Since then there have been further emergencies at sea, in which, due to the few rescue ships in the area, the help for some unfortunately came too late.
To make sure that Sea-Eye will be able to start the next rescue operation despite the drop in donations from Corona, they urgently need support now! Help now with your donation to make the next Sea-Eye mission possible.
Donations can also be made at alankurdi.betterplace.org or by bank transfer to:
Account: Sea-Eye e.V.
IBAN: DE60 7509 0000 0000 0798 98
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You know or work for a NPO yourself, which has a need for a monetary donation that is still missing here? Let us know and write a short mail to email@example.com!
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