Friends & benefactors
We would like to express our sincere gratitude for all our supporters!
Behörde für Arbeit, Soziales, Familie und Integration
Senator Detlef Scheelehas promised in June 2015 to support the cost for translators in the refugee clinic in the future. „The refugee clinic contributes so much to the mental health of young refugees who have to overcome traumatic experiences.Provided that translators help them to verbalize their traumas.We decided to pay for translators in the future and provide 100.000 Euros annually“, says senator Detlef Scheele. „The senate is confident that in cooperation with Children for Tomorrow the refugee clinic will be able to continue its great work and will help lots of young refugees on their way to a happy future.“
Since 2008 Longines has been a cherished partner of Stefanie Graf and a considerable supporter of Children for Tomorrow. The legendary Swiss watchmaker has helped raise awareness for our children and the needs of the foundation by highlighting our mission at such events as §Woman Who Make a Difference Awards” and “Roland Garros”. Stefanie Graf and Children for Tomorrow are honored to stand beside and have the support of the Longines family.
Hubertus Wald Stiftung
The Hubertus Wald Foundation supports medical treatment and research in hospitals as well as cultural and social projects in Hamburg. When Hubertus Wald founded his foundation, he said: “As a businessman, I was lucky to succeed. That’s why I would like to give back.” – Children for Tomorrow now benefits from his sponsoring: the Hubertus Wald Foundation gives a substantial financial contribution for the medical treatment as well as the art-therapy and educational program in our refugee outpatient clinic and sets the grounds for the extension of the largest refugee clinic for refugee children in Germany to date. With the support of the Hubertus Wald Foundation the outpatient clinic is coping with the growing needs for therapy, is reducing the waiting times and guarantees young refugees in Hamburg psychological help.
Union Investment especially focuses on improving the educational opportunities of children and adolescents with their civic engagement. Mental health is an essential precondition for refugee children for their language acquisition, professional education and integration. The support of Union Investment Real Estate GmbH enables us to run a music-therapy project with young refugees. This new project gives the children a non-verbal opportunity to express their thoughts and emotions and to stabilize and strengthen their mental condition.
Help for Eritrea: Thanks to the generous support of the viewers of the RTL Donation Marathon (RTL – major German TV network), we were able to begin our building projects in Eritrea. The donations will enable the construction of several kindergartens in the North African country, as well as the employment of kindergarten teachers and the initiation of an ‘Inclusive Program’ for the therapeutic care of severely disadvantaged children in Eritrea.
“Children for Tomorrow“ have been running the Outpatient Clinic for Refugee Children and their Families in close cooperation with the University of Hamburg Medical Center (UKE) since 1999. The outpatient clinic treats young refugees of up to 21 years who live in Germany after having had to flee from their countries of origin due to war, persecution and organised crime. One of the main focuses of the outpatient clinic is the psychotherapeutic treatment of post-traumatic disorders and associated symptoms such as anxiety, sleep disorders and depressive symptoms. A team of doctors, psychologists, psychotherapists, art therapists, pedagogues and interpreters dedicate their time to support the mental recovery of these children who are not covered by the German network of social care. We are happy to contribute our share to working for peace together with the UKE. We are grateful to the UKE for sharing this responsibility with us.
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We are pleased that Deutsche Bank supports our mission. Together, we can help children and families who are in need because of war, persecution and violence and give them hope and new perspectives.
With their corporate and social responsibility programmes, Deutsche Bank and its foundations tackle key challenges facing society. Supporting young people in their personal development and promoting social change are of particular importance to Deutsche Bank. Also, under the motto "Pass on your passion", Deutsche Bank employees act as corporate volunteers by devoting their time, skills and experience to non-profit organisations around the world. Deutsche Bank and its foundations are among the world’s most active corporate citizens.
The realization of the building project in Hamburg has been made possible particularly with the financial support of the insurance company Genworth Financial, enabling us to build the foundation’s headquarters and a new site for the outpatient clinic for refugee children and their families.
Dedicated to helping disadvantaged children, the office furniture manufacturer LOTOS will be supporting Children for Tomorrow’s new foundation building on the grounds of the University of Hamburg Medical Center. For Robert and Mehrjar Nader, brothers and managing directors of the over 100-year-old family business LOTOS, economic success is closely tied to social responsibility. LOTOS has decided to set a new emphasis by making a generous contribution to Children for Tomorrow’s construction project in Hamburg and has agreed to create an interior design and furnishing concept specifically designed to meet the needs of the young patients and their physicians and therapists, as well as to donate furnishings from their own manufacture.