Advent office pledges support to high-impact projects in Germany and around the world.


Charities backed in Frankfurt

The Advent team in Frankfurt is supporting a range of organizations helping people impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. After a comprehensive review process, the Frankfurt office carefully selected local, national and international initiatives to receive financial aid.
Die Arche was chosen as Advent’s anchor charity. In normal circumstances, it provides a free hot lunch for vulnerable children in German cities, but its facilities were forced to close because of the coronavirus restrictions. During this time, the organization has been delivering much-needed groceries to households, and keeping in touch with children by phone and online messaging platforms.
Advent’s support has enabled Die Arche to provide over 400 families with weekly food packages, and supply IT equipment for home-schooling activities. As well as assisting Frankfurt operations, the aid has been directed to the charity’s facilities in Herne and Göttingen, which were in urgent need of financial support.
Aktion Deutschland Hilft is an association of 23 German aid organizations, active in more than 100 countries worldwide. It is geared to providing fast relief when a major catastrophe is declared, such as the current Covid-19 pandemic. Advent’s support will be used to provide medical assistants to individuals in need without health insurance throughout Germany.
The Goethe-Corona-Fund was established by Goethe University and University Hospital Frankfurt in March 2020. Donations have helped provide equipment and training for intensive care units, and will continue to fund critical virology research and develop urgently needed expertise in Covid-19 patient care.
Deutsche Depressionshilfe offers psychological assistance for people with depressive illnesses – many of whom are unable to consult their therapists during the coronavirus shutdown. Its online program already provides more than 12,000 patients with help and guidance, and Advent’s support has enabled the charity to recruit an interim project coordinator.
Operating internationally, The Brooke society is committed to the welfare of working animals and the communities that depend on them. Donations from Advent’s Frankfurt team will assist emergency work in India – where brick-kiln workers and their horses have been left destitute by the Covid-19 crisis – and in Ethiopia.
Strassenengel Hanau is an important initiative for homeless people, providing them with food, hygiene products and medical care, and helping them re-establish lives in the community. Its outreach work is a vital lifeline during the pandemic, while many facilities aimed at those on the streets are temporarily unavailable.
In addition, Advent is providing support for eight further organizations and initiatives. They are Teestube Jona, a facility for homeless people; Sanktionsfrei, providing one-off financial support for families in need; Aktion “Wir Gegen Corona”, a neighbourhood initiative against Covid-19; Humane Society International, a global animal welfare organization; Tiertafel Berlin, offering aid for deprived families and their pets in Berlin/Germany; Opel Zoo, in nearby Kronberg im Taunus, Germany; Papageno Musiktheater, a local theatre that produces shows for children; and Initiative Musik, a fund that supports musicians who cannot perform due to Covid-19.