In 2015 we launched the programme WE CARE in order to help people in need. Through hands-on activities, monetary donations and donations in kind, we regularly support various projects suggested by staff members.
Binder Grösswang Supports Development of Crisis Management App Novid20 Pro Bono
In the battle against the extremely rapid spread of the Corona virus, a team of experts is working intensively on the development of an automated Corona warning system in the form of a smartphone app. The technology platform Novid20 is conceived to slow down the infection rate of the Covid-19 virus by notifying app users of risk zones.
This is one of the leading private initiatives in this field. The non-profit association “NOVID20 – Technologieplattform zum Krisenmanagement” (NOVID20 – Technology Platform for Crisis Management), currently being established, is supported by the physician Franz Wiesbauer, numerous app developers, scientists, and legal experts, as well as data-protection and technology companies.
“AIAS Innsbruck – Verein zur Registrierung von Stammzellenspenden”: Stem Cell Donor Registration in Austria
Every day, three people in Austria are diagnosed with leukaemia. Two out of ten leukaemia patients lose their lives because no suitable stem cell donor can be found. For this reason, the non-profit student initiative “AIAS – Studierende gegen Blutkrebs” (AIAS – Students Against Leukaemia), begun in Germany, organizes registration campaigns to gain potential stem cell donors.
In cooperation with the Austrian Red Cross and the Austrian National Union of Students, psychology students have brought this initiative to Austria, the objective being to ensure that more stem cell donors are typed in this country as well.
„CAPE 10- House of the Future and Social Innovation“
BINDER GRÖSSWANG is supporting the project “CAPE 10 – Haus der Zukunft und sozialen Innovation”, a future medical treatment centre for homeless and socially disadvantaged people, initiated by the well-known Viennese doctor Siegfried Meryn. The law firm is advising on the financing of the project, particularly in connection with the creation of a social impact hybrid bond intended to get the non-profit foundation up and running. This financial instrument is a new, innovative financing model that is being used in Austria in connection with a double-digit million euro project for the first time.
Support to MOMO, Vienna’s mobile hospice and palliative team for children – a matter truly close to the heart of BINDER GRÖSSWANG
Being diagnosed with a life-limiting disease is traumatising for a child and it impacts the entire family. Since its inception in March 2013 the MOMO team has provided extensive care to more than 200 critically ill children and their families at their homes. Help is tailored to the needs of each family, depending on the care required. If required, MOMO supports affected families from the moment of diagnosis, for weeks, months or even for many years, until the children pass away, and beyond.
Binder Grösswang Once Again Supports Canisibus Food Buses
Binder Grösswang has actively supported the team of the Canisibus food busses several times. Canisibus is an institution run by Caritas. Every evening, 365 days a year, the Canisibus buses provide homeless persons with hot soup and bread. Up to 450 persons are served daily along the buses’ two regular routes.
Binder Grösswang cooks for Gruft Again
Also in 2018 Binder Grösswang will cook for the Gruft, a charitable institution run by Caritas, which provides homeless persons in Vienna with food, clothing, etc. free of charge. The basic principle behind "cooking for the Gruft" is simple. The ingredients are purchased beforehand and brought along to the Gruft, where the meal is prepared in the well-equipped kitchen. Every year, around 150 cooking groups actively support Caritas in this way; Binder Grösswang has participated in this project several times.
Stiftung Kindertraum 2017
2017 we have supported the “Stiftung Kindertraum” foundation through our WE CARE program. The object of the foundation is to fulfil special wishes of children and young people with disabilities or serious illnesses and thereby sustainably improve their quality of life. Stiftung Kindertraum receives new requests almost daily. These range from abstract dreams to costly therapies or special equipment.
"Doctors without Borders" 2017
Binder Grösswang is supporting the Austrian office of the international organization "Doctors without Borders" for the second time in 2017. We are pleased to know that our contribution helps to provide medical aid in countries where the survival of human beings is jeopardized by conflicts, epidemics or natural disasters. Depending on what is needed, Doctors without Borders provide basic medical care, perform emergency surgery, carry out vaccination campaigns, run nutrition centres, offer psychological support or train local staff. Although the organization works primarily in the medical field, it also provides clean drinking water, shelter, relief supplies or foodstuffs when these are urgently needed for survival.
Frontline Humanitarian Emergency Relief
Since it began in 2011, the conflict in Syria has resulted in the biggest refugee and displacement crisis since World War Two. As of 2016, after more than five years of war, an estimated 4.8 million Syrian refugees had fled the country and some 6.5 million were displaced inside Syria. The everyday life of the Syrian population is still characterized by extreme violence, targeted attacks on civil and medical institutions as well as on aid convoys, and military sieges. We are pleased to be able to support Doctors without Borders in providing emergency aid in Syria.
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