30,000 euro for orphaned children or children that are critically ill

Aalen, (PresseBox) - At the turn of the year 2014/2015 MAPAL has dispensed with gifts for its customers and business partners and has donated the entire gift budget, totalling 30,000 euro, to social institutions and organisations. "As a family-owned company we see it as part of our entrepreneurial responsibility, but also as a social responsibility, to exercise solidarity with those who need our help. For us it is a top priority to provide perspective to suffering, orphaned or critically ill children and youths, as well as to their parents, and to support them in a difficult life situation", emphasises Dr. Dieter Kress. With the decision for the recipients of the donations MAPAL desires to send a clear signal and commits itself internationally as well as regionally.

The majority of the donations, 20,000 euro, again went to SOS-Kinderdorf e.V., which is active around the world. Thus, this year MAPAL supports the SOS Kinderdorf (children's village) Conakry in the West-African country of Guinea. The country is among the regions that have been hit hardest by the Ebola epidemic. Countless children have become orphans due to the virus. Out of fear of catching the disease usually they are not taken in and cared for by their relatives. In the SOS-Kinderdorf Conakry, these children who have become parentless and homeless should find a new and caring home. "We trust SOS-Kinderdorf e.V. For decades the association has performed outstanding work, so that orphaned children can, for the most part, grow up with peace of mind and health", states Dr. Kress.

In addition, the "Bunte Kreis" at the Aalen Ostalb Clinic has been supported with 5,000 euro, this organisation's full-time and volunteer employees are committed to meeting the needs of critically ill children, their siblings and parents. MAPAL provided an additional contribution of 5,000 euro to the Children's' Hospice Service Ostalb and Heidenheim, which takes on an important task in accompanying children with terminal illnesses, and is committed to caring for the families concerned.


Captions:
Dr. Dieter Kress (President of MAPAL Dr. Kress KG), Hanne Mörtl (Leiterin SOS-Kinderdorf Württemberg)

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