Special Olympics Germany is part of the international Special Olympics movement, the world's largest sports movement for people with mental disability. In Germany, Special Olympics offers the possibility to be active in sports regularly to around 40.000 athletes. Special Olympics is keen on helping people with mental or multiple disabilities to develop and live out their personalities via sports, on setting their creative abilities free and enabling them to take part in society.
Annett Barz Management Sponsoring & Fundraising (www.specialolympics.de)
ADRA Germany is a globally active relief organisation with the aim of helping people regardless of their political and religious views or their ethnic heritage. ADRA fights structural poverty and extreme plights and cares for a lasting improvement of the living conditions of people. To this end, ADRA initiates projects for development cooperation and disaster relief and promotes them. As a founding member of "Aktion Deutschland hilft", ADRA is active in helping people in need around the world alongside strong partners.
Mirjam Greilich Coordination Online Media (www.adra.de)
"Aktion Deutschland Hilft" is an alliance of 20 renowned German relief organisations working together to offer relief in a fast, effective and coordinated way in case of huge disasters. "Aktion Deutschland Hilft" brings together the experiences and competencies of many organisations under one roof, organisations which have delivered humanitarian help for many years. All members have developed their individual strengths over many years. This way overlaps or gaps can be avoided in advance for relief operations.
Thorsten Rühle Marketing Aktion Deutschland Hilft e.V. (www.aktion-deutschland-hilft.de)
CARE was founded in 1945 in the US to lessen the dramatic plight in post-war Europe. Over 100 million CARE packages reached Europe, at least ten million were handed out to the starving population of Germany. Today, CARE is an international network of 65 years of expiernece and is actively fighting plights, poverty and discrimination in over 80 countries. While doing so, we pay attention to those who need special protection and include, in particular, girls and women.
Stephanie Nicolai Online Marketing CARE Deutschland-Luxemburg e.V. (www.care.de)
World Vision is a Christian Children's Fund with the focal points sustainable development cooperation, humanitarian aid and development policy advocacy. We support children, families and their communities to overcome poverty and injustice. As Christians of different denominations, the World Vision staff help people in need around the world, regardless of ethnic origin, religion or nationality. World Vision Germany is part of the global World Vision network, which is active in nearly a hundred countries.
Anika Scholz Online Marketing Officer (www.worldvision.de)
Plan International works as one of the oldest independent children's relief organizations in 50 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, regardless of religion and politics. Plan Germany serves more than 300.000 sponsorships and funds sustainable self-help projects which focus on children's development. Overall, the Children's Fund reached as many as 3 million people. Plan Germany carries the DZI charity seal and placed third at the Transparenzpreis 2010. For its involvement in the development cooperation, Plan received the Walter Scheel Award by the German Federal Ministry of Development.
Carola Schulz Online Marketing Officer Plan Germany (www.plan-deutschland.de)
In Germany, millions of people live in or are directly threatened by income poverty. When the money gets scarce, most people cut corners during the the daily diet – at the expense of their health. At the same time, several tons of food pile up in shops and restaurants on a daily basis, which can no longer be sold. The Tafel makes a balance possible: It collects these surplus food items and distributes them among socially and economically disadvantaged people.
Marion Jüstel Public Relations & Logistics (www.tafel.de)
The aim of the UN Refugee Agency is to save the lives of refugees and give them a fresh start. As a German donation partner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (NHCR), the UN refugee aid supports projects around the world which contribute to improving the living conditions of refugees: Be it the fast and non-bureaucratical relief in times of crisis, support for return and reintegration in the home country, the training and further education for better future prospects or the psychosocial care of traumatised refugees.
Bettina Kroll Online Editorial & Marketing (www.uno-fluechtlingshilfe.de)
For more than 60 years, the German Caritas Association provides emergency and disaster relief with its relief organisation Caritas International. In addition, Caritas promotes the social development of especially disadvantaged population groups worldwide such as children and and adolescents, elderly, sick and disabled people. Carital International gives assistance to people in need - regardless of their ethnicity, religion, nationality or ideology.
Ingo Steidl Online Fundraising Caritas international (www.caritas-international.de)
Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private aid organizations in Germany. It helps people from a single source: from rapid disaster aid to reconstruction and long-term development assistance projects with local partner organizations based on the principle of helping people to help themselves. Since its inception in 1962, more than 7,348 projects with more than 2.66 billion euros were funded – for a world without hunger and poverty.
Katja Homscheid Online Marketing Manager (www.welthungerhilfe.de/en/home-en)
The Association for Comprehensive NeuroTherapy (ACN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to exploring advanced and alternative therapies for neurological disorders. ACN focuses on safe and non-toxic treatments for anxiety, autism, attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, PANDAS/PANS, tics and Tourette syndrome, and learning disabilities. ACN informs families on how diet, the immune system, nutritional imbalances, chemical exposures, and allergies can affect neurological conditions.
Chris McDonald Research Compliance (www.latitudes.org)