Social Commitment - An Affair of the Heart for Us
"Since the company has been founded, we have supported numerous projects for helping people in need of care. To be able to support, with a small contribution, these associations and youth projects is very dear to me.“
Michael Englert, Founder and CEO of ITK Engineering GmbH
2015: Together for a Good Cause
Especially in times of great disasters such as flooding or wars, most donations of people are related to these catastrophes – understandably. The catastrophes are not only influencing the life of the concerned people, but also a huge number of social organizations, clubs and institutions, which are dependent on donations to fulfill their work. Thus we want to hold on to our local engagement and support four organizations in 2015 which are located next to our 4 subsidiaries.
About a year ago the organization adventurecare e.V. was founded in order to support families, where one parent is suffering from cancer. The very heart of the organization is with the kids, which are also suffering from the dramatically changes in their families and suffer from the lack of support in this situations: Instead of security and light-heartedness come fears, speechlessness and uncertainty. During the treatment of the parent, the needs of the children are upstaged. Here is where adventurecare e.V. starts, when they invite the families to join lovingly supervised camps, which last a couple of days. Due to the experience of nature, adventure and community children and parents find new confidence, inner strength and positive thoughts. The camps give the families a light-heartedness back, which they are missing out in their daily life. Newfound vitality and self-confidence appear even after a long time. Visit the website: http://adventure.care/
Olgäle-Stiftung für das kranke Kind e.V.
The aim of the Olgäle-Foundation, which exists since 1997, is to help sick children and their parents. The help mostly focuses on the Olgahospital, also known as Olgäle, in Stuttgart. An environment, which is suitable for children, the psychosocial care and financing modern medical equipment are the most important goals of the Olgäle-Foundation. Besides that many volunteers are taking care of sick kids – either at the sickbed, in the library or in the internet room. Visit the website: http://www.olgaele-stiftung.de/index.php?article_id=10
Elternverein für Frühgeborene und kranke Neugeborene Gießen e.V.
Self-help and personal commitment for families with premature babies and sick newborns are the highest maxim for the parents’ organization. The association was founded in 1993 and counts more than 200 parents, who support each other with words and deeds. The collected donations will be used for intensive and premature babies care as well as for the aftercare center “Startklar”. Visit the website: http://www.fruehchen-giessen.de/
Lebenshilfe Germersheim e.V.
The primary goal of Lebenshilfe is to provide individual and differentiated help for disabled people. Despite of government support the Lebenshilfe is also reliant on the willingness of help of people. As a non-profit organization the association makes an effort for the integration, love of life and self-determination of kids, adults and elderly with disabilities. Visit the website: www.lebenshilfe-ger.de
2014: ITK Moves People
Corporate responsibility and community involvement have been always very important to us. On our 20-year anniversary in 2014, we launched the "ITK Moves People" campaign. For this program we donated € 100,000 to charity. For each year that ITK has been operating, we supported a project. 20 regional social organizations received € 5000 each. Suggestions for which institutions to support came from our employees. It was them, who personally presented organizations the € 5,000 donations to the organizations.