Who we are
The association was established by eleven dedicated founding members in 2009. It is a registered, official non-profit association, whose members interact with the outside world by striving to secure people and businesses as donors and patrons. They also work internally to identify and aid plights and emergency situations suffered by students and student facilities. All members are experts in the field of student support, and are very familiar with the concerns and needs of students, having worked as professors, Studierendenwerk staff, university staff etc., in some cases for over 30 years. They know what’s on students’ minds.
Why does the association exist?
Hamburg is a very interesting university city. As a cosmopolitan metropolis with highly attractive surrounds, however, it is not cheap. Gifted young people from underprivileged families need support in order to afford to study here. This is where the association comes in, and tries to use the donations it receives to actively help improve learning conditions and thus also improve equal opportunities for studying over the long-term.
Why do students need your donations?
All donations go directly towards benefiting the students. Along with emergency situations, it is often also the students’ living conditions which need to be supported. An affordable roof over their head, and an affordable childcare facility near the university for parents who are studying, are just some of the concerns and needs which must be addressed. And the students’ parents are not always able to afford the support required.
How can you donate?
There are many different ways to make donations and provide aid:
• Membership of the sponsor association
• Student sponsorship
• One-off donations
• Cause-related donations
• Donations in kind
• Helfende Hand
• Transfer of know how
• Donation of time
What are donations used for?
Your donations either go directly towards the cause specified by you, or are used to provide the following aid:
• Student childcare centres, e.g. landscaping gardens and building play equipment, setting up reading corners
• Free meals (free lunch at the cafeteria for one month, valued at approx. 3.90 € per day)
• Financial aid for students to look after sick parents
• Financial aid for students with chronic illnesses
• Money to buy specialised literature
• Excursion costs
• Rent-free accommodation in exchange for doing the daily shopping, mowing lawns, supervising children, walking the dog etc.
Want to support the association and become a member?
Or want more information on the association or how to help? You’ll find all the necessary details here: