Natural gas company donates 25,000 euros | As well as charitable organizations in Kassel, it also supports the German government’s campaign “No room for abuse”
Kassel. In accordance with the saying “Actions speak louder than words”, this year WINGAS is also donating money to selected institutions and organisations in Kassel, where the company is based. But this year for the first time the company is also supporting a national project, the German government’s campaign “Kein Raum für Missbrauch” (“No room for abuse”). The focus of this year’s Christmas donation by WINGAS is on projects that often find themselves in a taboo-zone in the public discourse. “This year we made the conscious decision to support projects which are generally less visible to the public eye. We want to support and facilitate the wonderful and important work of these organizations. In addition, with our donation we wish to raise awareness of these projects,” WINGAS Chairman Gerhard König said.
These organizations in the region are being supported by WINGAS 2012:
- Kulturzentrum Schlachthof e.V.: This charitable association brings people of different social and ethnic backgrounds together. The main aims of the association include intercultural mediation, social and societal integration, independent action and participation. The WINGAS donation aims in particular to support cultural education in the areas of music and media as well as sports activities.
- Ambulanter Kinderhospizdienst Kassel e.V.: Experiencing death and dying is always sad, but having to accompany children on this path is especially moving. The outpatient children’s hospice service in Kassel wants to improve the quality of life of children with life-shortening diseases and that of their families. Those affected are supported and accompanied from diagnosis to death and beyond.
- Internationaler Frauenclub Kassel e.V.: Families, as the smallest social unit in our society, should be places that provide protection and a sense of belonging. For this reason, they need special attention and care. This association is supporting the charity “Stadtteilmütter Kassel e.V.“ with the WINGAS donation. It advises families in the Kassel district of Rothenditmold on issues of health, upbringing and education. The project also enables the training and further training of district mothers and their visits to families.
- Kampagne "Kein Raum für Missbrauch": Children and young people must be protected from sexual abuse everywhere they go. That applies to all institutions and to the family environment. The campaign “Kein Raum für Missbrauch” (“No room for abuse”) aims to increase public awareness of the issue. It aims to encourage kindergartens, schools, homes, sports clubs, church communities and many other organizations where adults are entrusted with looking after girls and boys, to introduce concepts to protect them and apply these systematically. It also aims to encourage mothers, fathers and employees in this field to be proactive in asking about concepts for prevention and intervention in the institutions and organizations their children visit.
WINGAS is one of the largest suppliers of natural gas in Germany. The energy company is active in natural gas trading in Belgium, Denmark, France, the UK, Austria, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. Its customers include municipal utilities, regional gas suppliers, industrial firms and power plants.