29.04.2020 / Press Release
Tombola instead of Christmas party - a spontaneous idea of the employees of the Bavarian company MAHA Maschinenbau Haldenwang becomes a huge success. The proceeds of the raffle were doubled by the company and finally donated as a total of 2,600 Euros in March 2021 to the children's hospice St. Nikolaus in Bad Grönenbach, Bavaria.
Haldenwang, March 17 2021. No year without a Christmas party - that's what MAHA’s employees thought until last year. But due to the Corona pandemic, not only the people of Haldenwang, but the whole world had to rethink. However, the employees at did not want to let their Christmas anticipation and sense of community be taken away. So they found another way to "celebrate" by unceremoniously collecting a selection of colorful "MAHA treasures" and holding a corona compliant Christmas raffle. What started out as a small idea ended up exceeding all expectations. "The interest and participation were overwhelming. Many of the colleagues paid in much more money than drew raffle tickets," report the initiators of the campaign Pia Hitzlberger, Monika Kaufmann and Nadine Jenn.
Donation handover in March 2021
Thanks to the numerous participants, a total of 1,272 Euros was collected via the Tombola. The company MAHA doubled the amount again to 2,600 Euros. The collected amount was donated with great pleasure to the children's hospice St. Nikolaus in Bad Grönenbach in March 2021. The children's hospice accompanies families with an incurable and life-shortening child during the entire illness, dying and mourning phase. There is currently no cost-covering funding for children's hospices in Germany. They are therefore dependent on donations and endowments. For more information, visit www.kinderhospiz-nikolaus.de. Marlies Breher, Chairwoman of the Board of the South German Children's Hospice Foundation: "We are very happy and grateful for this support. It helps us to be able to continue to support the children's hospice work financially."