‘Christmas in a shoe box’ 2012 involved with GMW successfully already for the second time is the family-run GMW Personaldienstleistungen in this year in the promotion of Christmas in a shoe box and could gather at the 18 sites in Baden and the Palatinate 864 packs for the relief operation. Until last week, dedicated individuals and institutions of shoeboxes could fill with gifts and drop-off points like the GMW branches Emit. At the annual “Christmas in a shoe box” the organization action “gifts of hope e.V.” collected Christmas presents for needy children in Eastern Europe. Approximately 500,000 colorful shoe boxes could be sent in the last year nationwide after Bulgaria and Romania. “Not only we ourselves and many dedicated citizens, but also our employees and customers participated like the action”, Branch Manager Michael Bock at the northernmost GMW site in Schwetzingen is pleased.
Schools engaged but especially with us all: students have packaged over 200 shoeboxes. Moreover we are of course very happy, so Bock next.” “The action was very successful this year for us,” confirms also GMW – Managing Director Nicole Munk. By the tax authorities as GMW the finished shoe boxes in mid-November in regional collection points have been put, where they are tested and prepared for shipping. The volunteers there have some work to do still, so that the shoe boxes can be then end of November in their target countries transported and distributed in the two weeks before Christmas,”Munk describes the further course of action. We have involved us again on the action”, Munk says, because we can prepare poor children for Christmas a joy quite easily.”