The Geesdorf Children and Adolescents’ Home in Germany has seen better days. The socio-pedagogical facility, which is home to nine boys and girls, was founded in 1977 and now needs renovating in various places, little by little. And that costs money. Money that the home can’t always raise on its own. “It’s a financial balancing act,” says Cornelia Süptitz, the home’s manager, “but it’s an investment in the future.”
Mix for Kids regularly pays for group summer vacations for the kids as well as purchases like bicycles or computers. But it also funds renovations for the facility, including things like updating the kitchen, to help ensure the kids feel at home. After more than 40 years, the hot water tank now needs to be replaced. The new tank will be connected to the solar panels that were installed on the roof of the house in 2023 and will ease the burden on the old oil heating system.
In addition, three of the children’s rooms urgently need a fresh coat of paint and new furniture. Mix for Kids is donating 3,000 euros to fund these projects.