“Again, this year it is a very special concern for us to support the valuable work of the Bunte Kreis Allgäu. Who would have thought that the handover would also take place in a very reduced setting this time. I am all the more pleased to be able to hand over the check for € 3,000 to Mrs. Müller-Hoorens in person,” explains Gabriella Sontheim, member of the management board of Sontheim Industrie Elektronik. During the personal presentation of the donation at the company, Müller-Hoorens confirmed the importance of constant donations for the financial security of the organization, since two thirds of their work for families with sick children is financed by donations.
Since 2000, the non-profit organization Bunter Kreis Allgäu e.V. has been supporting regional families with children who have serious, chronic or life-limiting illnesses or who are born extremely prematurely. The employees of the association (social pedagogues, pediatric nurses, nutritionist, psychologist and pastoral counselor) offer their support in the context of aftercare. They help, advise and train to prepare and facilitate care at home. This helps the affected families cope better with the complex and difficult demands. Regular visits at home provide security and promote competence in dealing with the sick child. This help is free of charge for those affected. Families who experience financial hardship as a result of their child's illness are helped by the association through a social fund. Self-help groups organized by parents use the premises in the aftercare center for regular group meetings.