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Help the Homeless

  • By Charlotte  Geipel · Denmark, Europe

 

Help the Homeless

Main aim of the charity

To help people that do not get help from other sides or entities.

How the employee got involved and why

The past 2 years I have collected clothes and other useful items for homeless people with help from my colleagues . We went out in the local area to find sponsors, and we also collect items from our customers. It has been a big success.

What work does the employee do for charity?

Each homeless gets a bag with all our collected items, and you can see the joy in their eyes and the difference it makes. They are the absolute most poor people in our society and they do not get any support or attention, so the bag, the clothes and the other items means everything to them. We deliver it in December (in Copenhagen) as a kind of Christmas present, but my preparations starts in the late summer. This year we extend our help to DKs second largest city, Aarhus.

What impact would winning have on the charity?

First of all; If I win my initiative will catch attention all over the DHL-world and hopefully become a source of inspiration for other DHL-employees. The can do the same initiative I have started in their countries. Secondly, the prize will enable me to help even more people (there is a tendency in DK that the number of homeless is increasing and more young people are becoming homeless) and maybe I can extend the help to a second initiative in the spring/summer – I have also thought about an event for the homeless.

What impact would winning have on the employee?

First of all; If I win my initiative will catch attention all over the DHL-world and hopefully become a source of inspiration for other DHL-employees. The can do the same initiative I have started in their countries. Secondly, the prize will enable me to help even more people (there is a tendency in DK that the number of homeless is increasing and more young people are becoming homeless) and maybe I can extend the help to a second initiative in the spring/summer – I have also thought about an event for the homeless.

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