Lippstadt, April 3rd 2019 – The figure after the decimal point is often very small and insignificant for individuals – but when a lot of people put their spare cents together, a lot of good can be done with it. For about two years now, HBPO employees have been able to donate the part of their monthly salary that comes after the decimal point to the “Spare Cents” campaign. A total of 1,500 euros was collected this way over the period. HBPO was donating this money to the hospice day care project for children and young people in Soest. The HBPO team also brought along home-baked cake as a token of their appreciation and as a thank you for the important work done by the team of 32 volunteer and two full-time helpers.
The HBPO “Spare Cents” campaign has been running since 2016. In the meantime, 110 employees are taking part – with the trend rising. “We are proud that our campaign is helping other people,” says Anja, Director Human Resources.
“We decided to donate the sum to the hospice day care project for children and young people because the work done by this organisation is particularly important for our society,” explains Melanie Lorenz, Marketing expert at HBPO.
The hospice day care project for children and young people supports families whose children have life-shortening or life-threatening illnesses of any kind. The volunteers sometimes look after a family for many years, providing support with day-to-day life, being a good listener or playing with siblings. At the end, the work also has to deal with the subject of dying – but it’s about lots of life, too. “Very often, the diagnosis deals a heavy blow to the family. But over time, they learn to manage with the situation admirably. These families often teach us how to enjoy the moment and learn to make the most of life in all its facets,” explains Carla Bieling from the hospice day care project for children and young people in Soest.
“The work done by the many volunteers deserves our highest respect. People have so many reservations when dealing with illness and death. Which is why it is all the more important that the employees accompany the families affected with sensitivity and humanity,” Lorenz continues.