Donations instead of Christmas presents – this is a tradition at LogiPlus. The SAP logistics and IT specialist from Ludwigshafen is once again foregoing Christmas presents for business partners and customers in 2019. This year, the donation of 5,000 euros will go to the children’s home St. Annastift. The modern youth welfare facility offers a differentiated range of services for children and young people of all ages and entire families. With this money, LogiPlus supports the riding therapy offered by St. Annastift – an extraordinary and very effective project. The facility will use the donation to be able to offer and finance the service in 2020 as well.
The children’s home in Ludwigshafen currently accommodates around 60 people. In the residential groups, children and adolescents with unfortunate living situations are cared for from infancy until they become independent. In addition, there are so-called family nests where entire families are accompanied in separate flats. An essential goal of the facility is to offer children and adolescents a living environment with security and protection in order to accompany and strengthen them in their development. Since this is a long-term development process, sustainable therapy offers are crucial for success. As a special feature, St. Annastift offers riding therapy. Therapeutic riding uses the beneficial and healing effect of the horse on people to implement educational, psychological and socially integrative measures. It is particularly suitable for children and young people with mental and social developmental disorders.
“At St. Annastift, 8 to 10 children currently receive therapeutic attention from our trained riding therapist every month. This has an extremely positive effect on the children’s development.“, says Michael Eberhart, responsible for therapy services in his capacity as head of the youth welfare department, describing the current situation. “The children learn a lot about themselves and the animals, which has a relaxing, balancing and anxiety-relieving effect. However, in order to be able to provide this offer in the future, we are dependent on donations. That’s why we are even more grateful that we can continue to offer riding therapy in 2020 thanks to the donation from LogiPlus.“, Eberhart continues.
For LogiPlus, social commitment is part of its corporate identity, which is why the SAP and logistics experts have been supporting social institutions for many years. “We want to do something helpful and useful for children and young people with our donations.“, Thilo Matheis, Managing Director of LogiPlus, explains the aim. And Matheis continues: “And not just at Christmas time, but permanently. It is important to us to support very specific local projects, where you can directly see the positive effects our donation has.”