CONET's Annual Donation Recognizes Six Regional Organizations
Hennef, November 7, 2011. Six organizations from the Rhine-Sieg area are this year’s winners of CONET’s charity competition. 2.700 euros go to Electro Hockey-Club Sankt Augustin for financing professional cushions. Moreover, 1.500 euros are equally shared between the Association for Work with the Elderly in Hennef for the care of people with dementia, the Children and Youth Foundation for the support of a children’s reading mentor project, the Social Service of Catholic Women for the HAKUNA MATATA project in order to care for children, who have experienced domestic violence, “Krabbelkäfer” – Gymnastic Group for Disabled Children for financing a hippo therapy vacation as well as the Association of Friends and Supporters of the Elementary Community School Hennef Gartenstraße for providing a daily meal for socially disadvantaged children.
Almost 50 organizations, associations and initiatives from the entire Rhine-Sieg area and Bonn participated in the public competition in 2011. “This does not only show the outstanding commitment towards the integration of disadvantaged people into the society but also the high demand for financial help for the mostly voluntary support. Our decision for the six organizations is thereby not an expression of the importance or the effort that has been invested in respect of the work of those who have not been awarded this year. All participants earn our sincerest appreciation,” emphasizes Rüdiger Zeyen, CEO of CONET Technologies AG.
The Association for Work with the Elderly in Hennef effectively supports work with elderly people in the city area of Hennef. The donation of 1.500 euros will be invested in the expansion of offers for people with dementia. Besides the care at home, group offers and day trips are planned to take active part in social life.
The Children and Youth Foundation supports children and young people of families who are facing difficult social circumstances. With 1.500 euros, the foundation wants to buy new books for the children’s reading mentor project that helps to raise interest in reading before schools starts. Reading mentors regularly visit 15 child care centers in Hennef and read books to the children.
The Electro Hockey Club Sankt Augustin offers children and teenagers with a high degree of disability such as muscular dystrophy, spastic or paraplegia a possibility to do sports together. The donation of 2.700 euros will be used for the purchase of professional cushions, which help to protect the players during the game.
In the “Krabbelkäfer” – Gymnastic Group for Disabled Children diabled and mentally retarded children between the age of 2 and 6 years old meet on a weekly basis, in order to become physically active. The donation of 1.500 euros supports the project “hippo therapy vacation”, which offer families a suitable vacation for disabled children and hippo therapy hours, which strengthens them physically and emotionally.
The Social Service of Catholic Women offer children and teenagers, women and families, who live in difficult situations, help and support. With the donation of 1.500 euros, the project HAKUNA MATATA will be supported. It helps children and teenagers, who have experiences domestic violence, to cope with this situation.
The Association of Friends and Supporters of the Elementary Community School Hennef Gartenstraße supports the school with different projects such as the purchase of teaching material, financing of school trips or the maintanance of the school buidling. The donation of 1.500 euros provides children of socially disadvantaged families a daily meal in school.
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