KrausMaffei has been making donations for 35 years to the SOS Children's Village, an independent, non-governmental and interdenominational charitable relief organization. This charitable relief organization provides structural and emotional support to children who have fallen on hard times. Instead of buying our customers Christmas presents, we have in recent years donated the money we have saved to different projects of the charitable relief organization.
SOS Children's Village – Aid in the Philippines after typhoon Haiyan
In 2013, we used the money saved by not buying Christmas presents to help the SOS Children's Village in the Philippines. After typhoon Haiyan, the organization provided children and families there with the necessary aid.
SOS Children's Village – A play bus for Bosnia and Herzegovina
Also in 2014, KraussMaffei decided against getting their customers Christmas gifts in favor of the SOS Children's Village. This time, our donation went to the "Superbus" in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This bus is equipped with toy sets and drives to schools, orphanages and public spaces in order to offer afternoons of fun activities. This way, the children can frolic in a safe space and let their creativity loose. In cooperation with primary schools, orphanages and youth centers, the Superbus also offers courses on topics such as children's rights, self-confidence and preventing violence.
SOS Children's Village – New outlooks for single parents in Bolivia
In 2015, the yearly donation from KraussMaffei went to a SOS social center in Bolivia. There, over 150 children under six years old are cared for in multiple communal centers in and around Tarija. In addition, families are offered psychological support or counseled in child-rearing. For single parents in particular, this programs opens up new perspectives. Thanks to the dedication of KraussMaffei, it is possible to help the disadvantaged so that they are better able to care for their children.
SOS Vocational Training Center – Jump start for young people in Sri Lanka
With our donation in 2016, we facilitate a year of vocational training for youth at the Anuradhapura SOS Vocational Training Center in Sri Lanka. There, about 25 teenagers are currently taking advantage of this opportunity to gain vocational experience in diverse training programs, corresponding to their personal interests and talents, and graduate from recognized vocational training programs. A qualification like this substantially improves their individual chances on the job market and provides a foundation for an independent life full of opportunities.