Rainer Winter Stiftung
Due to the uncertainties caused by the Corona pandemic, 75.000 euros less were spent in 2020 as a precautionary measure - a reserve that was urgently needed in 2021 due to the devastating floods in the Ahr Valley and southern Bavaria. In 2021, the donation spending total far exceeded the 2019 level of around 300.000 euros. Since being founded in 1980, the foundation, which is mainly focused on the Nuremberg-Fürth region, has donated EUR 3.65 million (to year-end 2021) overall.
“Donations instead of attention” initiative raises EUR 80.500
In 2020/21, the joint Christmas campaign “Donations instead of attention” raised a total of EUR 80.500 in donations. Each year, uvex employees, customers, suppliers and service providers actively support this donation campaign organised by the Rainer Winter Foundation. Their donations have facilitated the purchase of a lung function diagnostic device for the CJD location in Berchtesgaden, which has already been put into operation. In addition, the donations were used to support German language tutoring offered by "Stadtmission Nürnberg" and projects of "Vision for the World".
Emergency aid for natural disasters at home and abroad
Following the major flood disaster that struck parts of Germany in July 2021, the Rainer Winter Foundation launched an additional fundraising campaign among both employees of the uvex group and external parties in order to provide emergency aid to support the children affected and facilities for children in North Rhine-Westphalia and Berchtesgaden. According to its charter, Rainer Winter Foundation activities are exclusively dedicated to helping sick or disadvantaged children.
Thanks to the commitment and contacts of colleagues within the uvex group, the Rainer Winter Foundation was able to directly contact the affected families and provide emergency financial aid for their children:
In Schönau/Berchtesgadener Land, two children lost all their toys and clothes, while in Bad Münstereifel seven children were in need of medication and required new clothes and equipment before the start of the school year.
In Mayschoß an der Ahr, new furniture was needed for a pair of siblings, who have now moved in with their grandparents, as their own home has become uninhabitable. In Schleiden-Gemünd, a family was in need of new child seats and a pushchair, as these items were washed away in the family car that succumbed to the floodwaters. The Flohkiste child day-care centre in Leichlingen required financial support to move into temporary accommodation and new child-friendly facilities. All of the soaked furniture had to be burned after drying because the receding floodwaters left toxic residues in their wake.
In Ceva, Italy, where uvex safety Cagi is based, the Rainer Winter Foundation also provided help after another flood disaster in October 2020. A local partner school was supported with a donation of EUR 5.000.