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 to help people severly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. After a comprehensive deliberation process, the Frankfurt Team has carefully selected a set of local, national and international initiatives and projects which are providing relief in the midst of the crisis.
Ärzte ohne Grenzen is an international humanitarian organization that provides medical assistance to areas facing conflicts, epidemics or disasters. The organization has been at the forefront of healthcare services in less developed nations dealing with the impact of Covid-19. The donation will go towards helping Covid-19 relief initiatives in countries such as Iraq, India, Brazil, Italy and Greece.
Deutscher Kinderhospizverein supports young people and their families through the trauma of terminal illness. As well as advocating the rights of terminally ill children and young adults, the charity provides practical support in the form of hospices, education and supervised vacations. The Advent donation will help the regional Frankfurt chapter to open a new centre for families in the neighbouring town of Bad Homburg.
Kindernothilfe is a German organization that supports children and families in developing countries around the world who are suffering from the wider societal impact of Covid-19 including domestic violence and food poverty. The Advent donation will support a range of international initiatives.
Die Arche helps children and families in need to improve their living conditions. The offer comprises free educational support, lunch, home-schooling and outdoor activities. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions effective in most German cities, die Arche had to temporarily close their facilities. Advent’s support has enabled die Arche to continue its (remote-) support and care offering, deliver food packages to over 400 families as well as to provide IT equipment for home-schooling activities.
Aktion Deutschland Hilft is an association of 23 German aid organizations, active in more than 100 countries worldwide. It is geared towards providing fast relief when a major catastrophe is declared, such as the current Covid-19 pandemic. Advent’s support will be used to deliver medical assistance to individuals in need without health insurance in Germany.
The Goethe-Corona-Fund was established by the Goethe University and the University Hospital Frankfurt in March 2020. The donation will help to provide equipment and training for intensive care units, to fund critical virology research and develop urgently needed expertise in Covid-19 patient care.
Zentrale Informationsstelle Autonomer Frauenhäuser (“ZIF”) was founded in 1980 to coordinate the work of autonomous women’s shelters across Germany. During the pandemic, the incidence of domestic violence has increased, making ZIF’s work even more crucial. Our donation will support the development of a web-based portal that enables women to quickly see where there is capacity in their local region or in the entire country to immediately seek a shelter for themselves (and their children).
Deutsche Depressionshilfe offers psychological assistance for people with depression – many of whom are unable to consult 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 is committed to the welfare of working animals and the communities that depend on them. Via the donations, Advent’s Frankfurt team assists emergency work in India and Ethiopia, where brick-kiln workers and their horses have been left destitute by the Covid-19 crisis.
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.
Advent is providing support to an additional twelve 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; Initiative Musik, a fund that supports musicians who cannot perform due to Covid-19; FeM Mädchenhaus, advice centres and safe houses for vulnerable women; German Doctors, healthcare and medical trainings by volunteer doctors; Perspektiven e.V., an advice centre for mentally ill, addicted and physically impaired parents and their children; and NePals e.V., a charity providing food parcels to mountain villages in Nepal.