combit Software Donates 12,500 Euros for On-Location Aid to Refugees
10/09/2015

A total of 12,500 euros have been collected as the result of a spontaneous fundraiser among combit employees and the management board.

Online PR News – 09-October-2015 – Konstanz, Germany – The current refugee situation calls for rapid and unbureaucratic as-sistance. That is why the Konstanz-based software company combit has decided to support the work of the save-me group Konstanz. combit employees have donated their working hours as part of a spontaneous campaign. This was converted into a sum of money and doubled by management, so that a total of 12,500 euros has now been gathered. For over two years, the save-me group Konstanz has been dedicated to welcoming refugees on location and helping them to build a self-determined life in dignity and security.

"combit can identify one hundred percent with these goals," say combit founders and share-holders Christiane Kördel and Peter Magulski. "Just looking on and hoping that things will take care of themselves is neither our ideology nor that of our employees. That is why we have decided to support the work of the save-me group Konstanz.” The software manufacturer regularly donates to good causes. Never before, however, have they raised such a high sum for a single charity project. This demonstrates how important it is to combit to support the re-fugees.

The money donated will be used to finance projects that help the refugees with the organizati-on of their everyday life in completely new surroundings. Among other things, childcare and homework assistance services are being offered in the accommodations. German courses for adults are offered four times a week at various levels. A coffee gathering serves as a meeting place for sponsors and refugees. save-me is even actively helping people find hou-sing. The procurement of bicycles also ensures that the refugees in Konstanz are mobile. "Nearly 200 young men of different nationalities have, for example, been housed in the gym-nasium of the Zeppelin School in Konstanz, and we urgently wish to offer them activities and support. combit’s generous donation is helping us considerably," says Marion Mallmann-Biehler, chairperson of save-me Konstanz.

About the Konstanz save-me Group:

The local save-me group has been promoting the implementation of the campaign objectives in Konstanz since the beginning of 2013. They have established structures for the placement of sponsors who provide guidance and support to the refugees in their daily lives. save-me has also networked with other support groups to organize informational events and campaigns for refugee and migration policy. The aim of this organization is the sound resettlement of re-fugees in Germany. The objectives of save-me are also supported by the mayor, the local council and the Integration Commissioner of the city of Konstanz.

About combit

Since its founding in 1989, combit has successfully established itself in the market in the areas of reporting, CRM and contact management with its List & Label development compo-nent and its business applications combit Relationship Manager and address manager. The newest member in its product portfolio is the combit Report Server, which makes Enterprise Reporting possible for everyone. Over a hundred awards from the trade press and readers, as well as comments from numerous fully satisfied customers bear testament to the success of its products. Social responsibility and environmental protection are deeply embedded in the corporate values at combit. For this reason, the company supports children in Zambia and the Philippines, is involved in Social Days and has already donated large sums, for example, for the victims of typhoon "Hayan" or in support of Ebola aid last year.

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Caption (from left to right): Elke Cybulla, Commissioner for Integration City of Konstanz, Dr. Andreas Osner, Mayor for Social Affairs, Culture, Education, Sport and Health City of Kon-stanz, Peter Magulski, Founder and Shareholder combit GmbH, Björn Eggstein, Managing Director combit GmbH, Zahide Sarikas, Member of the Local Council, Marion Mallmann-Biehler, save-me Konstanz
More information on the work of save-me konstanz: http://www.save-me-konstanz.de/ (Ger-man)
More information on the involvement of combit: https://www.combit.net/en/about-us/