Supported by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises since 2012, the non-profit German foundation “Stiftunglife” raised $1.63 million in 2013, of that amount $611,000 came from Hapag-Loyd Cruises. More than $149,000 was granted to emergency aid in the Philippines. The remaining goes to supporting “Swimming Doctors,” the “Antarctic Heritage Trust” and other non-profit projects.
The traditional auctioning of nautical charts at the end of each cruise, plus donations from guests, raised almost $611,000 in 2013. Ninety percent of the total funds given for emergency aid to the Philippines came from donations made by employees and guests of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.
The co-operation between Hapag-Lloyd Cruises and Stiftunglife concentrates on three areas: “Protecting the Environment,” “Helping Helpers” and “Promoting Young People.” All proceeds benefit Stiftunglife projects, since the foundation’s administrative costs are funded privately, 100 percent of all donations flow directly into the project work. The foundation is fully transparent, with accounts published on the internet. Donations to Stiftunglife are used to support projects such as “Swimming Doctors,” which make it possible to provide regular medical care, in particular for pregnant women and children in the hard-to-reach Myanmar delta.
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