Do more with your move
Millions of people are fleeing war, violence and misery. Men, women, children - entire families reach the initial registration centers in Germany in search of refuge. But the facilities often lack the essentials.
Therefore in 2016, in order to provide more support to the people in need, we launched the »Spendenkiste« initiative together with the welfare organisation AWO Berlin-Mitte. The Spendenkiste is a very special box for our customers during their move. It's a box that does not move with them but instead goes to the refugee facilities of the AWO Berlin-Mitte. Everyone can sort out clothes, toys, shoes and household items directly while packing for their move, pack them into the box and donate them.
This is how it works:
1. Have the donation box delivered to your home with your moving boxes.
2. Fill the donation box with clothes, household linen, accessories or toys.
3. We pick up your donation box and deliver it to where your donation is needed.
Where are the donations going?
All contents of the donation box go exclusively to the AWO Berlin-Mitte. The AWO distributes the donations to their refugee homes in Berlin and Brandenburg as well as their other charitable initiatives, such as FrauenWohnen, IsA-K, Second Hemd and IsA-Kind. So far, most boxes have been delivered directly to the refugee facility "Refugium an der Havel" in Berlin-Gatow, which has been providing space for more than 600 refugees since 2013. As the direct recipient of the donations, the AWO ensures the complete reuse of the contents of the boxes.
"We are very happy about this great idea and are grateful for the support, which benefits the refugees one hundred percent and very directly" - Manfred Nowak, district chairman of the AWO Berlin-Mitte.
You want to donate without having to move?
No problem! Of course you can also "only" get donation boxes from us. We will pick up the full boxes when we are in your neighborhood and bring them to the AWO. This way you give a new life to your no longer needed goods.
Find our more about Spendenkiste at: www.spendenkiste.org