When we come together to celebrate and enjoy the beautiful moments of life, we should also think of those less fortunate and what we can do to help make their lives a bit more enjoyable as well. From the start WeihnachtsZauber Gendarmenmarkt has been donating a significant amount of the collected admission fees to charity. Together with our business partners and sponsors we are supporting a number of charities helping people in need. True to the motto “My Berlin, My city” we are involved with numerous social and cultural projects. Since 2003 our primary focus is on support for socially disadvantaged children and homeless people.
Summer Camp Zillertal
For the past 10 years our own charity project, the annual “Summer camp” in the Tyrolean Alps, has given school children from socially deprived districts of Berlin the chance to enjoy a vacation. At the same time these kids learn and experience “Healthy Food and Exercise” during this programme which is supported by top-rated chefs like Franz Rahneburger, Leander Roerdink-Veldboom and Kolja Kleeberg.
For the last 8 years the Helmut Russ, the organizer of WeihnachtsZauber Gendarmenmarkt has taken pupils from Anna-Lindh-School in Berlin-Wedding to the summer camp in the beautiful Zillertal
30 children who have earned their ticket for this trip by their extraordinary social commitment will travel to the beautiful Austrian mountains. They will participate in challenging sporting activities like hiking, climbing and rafting and learn about a healthy diet and how to prepare such meals themselves.
Jenny De la Torre Foundation
Health center for homeless people.
Frank Zander Foundation
Provides a Christmas dinner for more than 2.000 homeless people in the Estrel Hotel.
Protestant school supporting and nurturing mentally and physically challenged children and young people.
Christmas Calssic Gala in the Konzerthaus Berlin
Christmas Classic Gala in the Konzerthaus Berlin
Production and performance of the childrens’ opera “Sleeping Beauty” for children from socially deprived families.
We also support:
Christmas vouchers for seniors in need, Round Table Leopoldplatz, Soup kitchen run by the Protestant Church of Moabit and Sankt Petri and various other projects…