W&H Product Management team collects donations for the Caritas refugee aid organisation
W&H Product Management team collects clothes, toys and toiletries for refugees
In the face of the current refugee situation, the willingness of Salzburg's population to donate and provide assistance to those in need has been remarkable.
In the Product Management Team, consisting of Mariet Struber, Stefan Unterkircher, Christian Lechner, Bernhard Eder, Tobias Harfmann and Alexander Blümhuber, we were given a small, but striking insight into the situation during our fund-raising activities for the refugees. At the time when we were initially planning to hand over our donations, Caritas Salzburg were unable to accept any further donations at their premises as there was no storage space left and it was going to take several weeks to sort through all the items received.
In the end, our donated items, including hygiene products, toiletries, warm clothes for children and adults, children's toys and more, were gratefully accepted by Caritas in Bad Reichenhall, where 150 refugees are expected to arrive in the coming days.
The friendly and helpful volunteers at Caritas are doing some wonderful work and, in doing so, sending out the message that humanity transcends borders.