This year too, the wish lists from the children at the St. Elisabeth Youth Welfare Centre of Diakonie Hochfranken found their way to the employees of Fondsdepot Bank.
Whether bed linen, vouchers or hot water bottles - the children's wishes were very varied. The most frequent wish was for towel sets - preferably with the logo of a particular football club. Jasmin Pressler, head of the St. Elisabeth Youth Centre, has a very simple explanation for the trend: "This year, many of our children were able to successfully return to their families, which is why we were able to take in many new children. These children always get basic equipment from us - and then of course ask the others where they got the great bedding or the colourful, fluffy towels."
The St. Elisabeth Youth Welfare Centre is successful in helping children in need. Many of the children are able to return to their families after about two to three years - only a few spend almost their entire childhood at the youth welfare home. Currently, children and adolescents between the ages of 3 and 20 are cared for. Even after their 18th birthday, the facility continues to support the young adults and accompanies them through their education.
"No matter how old they are - the children can always hardly wait to unwrap the presents and of course try to catch a glimpse of the packages before they are distributed," says Jasmin Pressler when asked about the children's anticipation. And they are not the only ones who look forward to the campaign every year. "It is always impressive how quickly the wish lists are distributed among our colleagues," Martina Schäfer, Head of Human Resources at Fondsdepot Bank, says happily. "This makes us want to come up with more creative ideas to support the children."