Donation handover to the St. Josef House in Eschweiler

21. Dezember 2023 um 12:50

 Donation handover Haus St. Josef

Christmas time is also a time to do something good for others. We make a contribution to society every year, make others happy and get involved locally. This year we are supporting the Haus St. Josef in Eschweiler with a donation.

Haus St. Josef, founded in 1889, is a facility for children and young people which is particularly close to our hearts. As a children’s home, it offers various options for children and young people: A total of 100 children are currently living in inpatient residential groups, five of the eleven residential groups are housed in the residential buildings on site. Between six and nine children are living together in a residential group. Mr. Robert Wagner, managing director of Haus St. Josef, says: “We enable the children to have as normal an everyday life as possible; they experience community and at the same time have a place to retreat. Nowadays, almost all rooms avaiable for the kids are only single rooms; when the children’s home was founded, rooms for 6 children were still normal. Today we no longer only use our main house, but we also have outsourced properties, such as a farm.”

Diverse opportunities for children, young people and families thanks to Haus St. Josef

Donation handover Haus St. Josef

Not only has the layout and size of Haus St. Josef changed since it was founded by the nuns over 130 years ago, but so have the offerings. Apart from the children’s homes, there are also day-care and outpatient options, where children can be cared for. In the day-time part, the children spend their afternoon after school in Haus St. Hosef, in so-called day groups. “We pick up the children for the day groups at lunchtime after school and then they stay with us until the evening. This offers them a regular daily routine. Children who have problems in the family and need a break from everyday family life usually come to our day groups,” explains Robert Wagner.

The aim of the child, youth and family welfare is of course primarily to ensure that children do not have to leave their families. The outpatient offer is primarily aimed at families, children and parents who have problems at home and would like to get them under control together with professional help of the Haus St. Josef staff in their own homes. Around 100 families are currently looked after by Haus St. Josef throughout the city region. In addition, Haus St. Josef is also involved in organizing open all-day schooling at 10 schools in the Aachen city region. “We look after around 1,400 students at schools in Herzogenrath, Würselen, Eschweiler and Aachen,” explains Managing Director Wagner.

Support for special projects

The approximately 320 employees of Haus St. Josef Donation handover Haus St. Josefdo very important and very valuable, and unfortunately often very difficult, work, which we are happy to support with our donation. Mr. Wagner says: “We use donations like those from MVG to implement projects with and for children which are not included in normal care. Memberships in sports clubs, a new climbing frame or a soccer goal, equestrian therapy or excursions are examples of this.”

We would like to thank Mr. Wagner and the Haus St. Josef for the exciting and interesting insights on site and look forward to being able to continue following the development of the children’s home in the future.


Would you like to find out more? Then take a look at the Haus St. Josef website!

Donation handover to the Eschweiler Tafel e.V.

12. Dezember 2022 um 10:50

MVG Spende Eschweiler TafelAs in previous years, we are also making a social contribution this year and are committed to a good cause locally. A few days ago we handed over this year’s donation to the Eschweiler Tafel e.V. and are happy to be able to support the work of the Eschweiler Tafel directly on site. When we got to know each other on site, we were able to get an impression of the work of the Eschweiler Tafel e.V. and were warmly welcomed and shown around by the first chairwoman, Mrs. Schmaling, and the second chairman, Mr. Lamour.

The Eschweiler Tafel e.V. is one of 930 food banks nationwide that are committed to helping the socially and economically disadvantaged and providing them with food. Mrs. Schmaling, as the first chairwoman of the association, says: „We are dependent on donations for our work, both food and financial donations. We are particularly pleased about the donation from MVG.“

The work of the Eschweiler Tafel e.V. on site

MVG Spende Eschweiler TafelThe Eschweiler Tafel e.V. collects food donations for the needy and passes them on directly in their local offices. The Tafel is currently open three days a week and looks after at least 400 recipients on these days. „We have a check card system, an individual can be registered on a check card, or even whole families,“ explains Karin Schmaling as the first chairwoman. In order to get a card, the recipients have to prove their need and then receive heavily discounted groceries. Above all, people with low incomes or pensioners benefit from this, as do refugees or homeless people.

To collect the groceries, several drivers are constantly on duty and bring goods to the Eschweiler Tafel up to three times a day. The food is then sorted on site and made available to customers. The employees of the Eschweiler Tafel e.V. are all volunteers, Mrs. Schmaling says: „We have enough employees to provide a team every day, unfortunately there is currently a lack of goods.“ The commitment of the employees is remarkable and goes beyond the work on the premises of the Tafel. The employees of the Tafel worked tirelessly even after the floods in the summer of 2021, which severely affected the city of Eschweiler: „We distributed the food on the street in the affected areas immediately after the floods to help and reach as many people as possible.“MVG Spende Eschweiler Tafel

The demand at the Eschweiler Tafel e.V. is high, so the Tafel could even open five days a week. The problem: „We don’t have enough food donations, so unfortunately we can only open on three days at the moment,“ regrets Schmaling. The groceries are donated by local supermarkets, wholesale markets and shops, private individuals often drop off goods as well.

Would you like to learn more about the work of the Eschweiler Tafel e.V. or even get involved yourself? Find out more on the association’s website (in German).

Donation handover to Kinderschutzbund e.V. Ortsverband Eschweiler

7. Dezember 2020 um 15:22

Kinderschutzbund e.V.At MVG, we are happy to make a social contribution every year and like to stand up for others in our everyday lives. We are particularly pleased to support the Kinderschutzbund e.V. local association Eschweiler this year and raise the Christmas spirits among the children there. The chairmanship of the local association, Mrs. Kaleß (front right in the picture), was on site together with the educational management, Mrs. Karbig (front left in the picture), and accepted the donation from Mr. Christoph Pütz and Mr. Michael Pütz (members of the management, back left and right in the picture).

The Kinderschutzbund e.V. has been campaigning for the future of children across Germany for many years. The principle for the work of the Kinderschutzbund e.V. is “Support parents, protect children”. Among other things it focusses on children’s rights, works with families as well as for the social security of children and takes a stand for a non-violent everyday life for children.

The commitment of the Kinderschutzbund e.V. on site

The Kinderschutzbund e.V. in the Eschweiler local association also follows this principle. Under the chairmanship of Mrs. Kaleß and the educational management of Mrs. Karbig 640 children are cared for every day at 5 primary schools. The local association is active in the morning and all-day care of children. The association is supported in looking after the children by young educators who have the opportunity to complete their training in the facilities of the local association.

“Unfortunately, this year the training places for many future educators are at risk due to COVID-19. We are particularly pleased to be able to support the trainees as well, and to enable some of these trainees to do an apprenticeship with us at short notice, ”explains Mrs. Kaleß. The apprentices can also contribute to the care of the children during the holidays, which the Kinderschutzbund e.V. local association Eschweiler offers: “We have various offers, we like to surprise the children and offer something special. So sometimes a clown comes along, or they have the opportunity to take part in learning circus lessons themselves. “

Would you like to find out more about the work of the Kinderschutzbund e.V. Local Association Eschweiler? You can find out more on their website (in German).