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Schick Hotels Vienna: Social engagement with charm
Social projects from the bottom of our hearts
For Dr. Martin Schick and his team it is a matter close to their hearts to show social engagement and to support people in need. This is how the long-standing cooperations with partners like Stiftung Kindertraum, Red Cross Vienna or fair trade, to name just a few, started.
Schick Hotels Vienna: happy children are our futureLetter Stiftung Kindertraum 2017 (225.5 KiB)
For many years the Schick Hotels have supported Stiftung Kindertraum, an organisation that makes wishes of ill children and children with special needs come true.
the 3years old Laura from Lower Austria gets a sensory integration therapy one year long. This will facilitate Laura`s body awareness and her mental and emotional development.
The latest donation of the Schick Hotels makes it possible that the 13-years old Celina from Lower Austria is able to spend a lot of time at the riding stable to forget her anxieties. Like many other girls, she loves to look after the ponies at the riding stable or to have riding sesseions. Celina was diagnosed with a rare nerve cell disease which has triggered acute stress reactions and difficulty concentrating. For her, engagement with her favourite animals outside in nature is a welcome change which, in addition to reducing anxiety and increasing motivation and providing a sense of achievement, brings much joy into her life. (Please read more in the letter of the Stiftung Kindertraum a bit higher in the text)
From a holiday in America to various therapies, a "crawling aid" or a new computer, there have been many wished that came true and gave these children moments of happiness. For Dr. Marting Schick and his whole team it is a great honour to help disadvantaged children in their development.
The original idea – to invest the Christmas cards budget in a donation to Stiftung Kindertraum – has become a regular institution at the Schick Hotels. By now it is natural for the management and the big team at the Viennese private hotels to support important charitable projects not only around Christmas.
Other social institutions are also supported with donations from the Schick Hotels Vienna. The motto “together today for tomorrow and the day after” best summarises the company's philosophy, which is the base for Schick Hotel Vienna's social engagement.
CliniClowns - Laughter is the best medicine
Already for several years, the Schick Hotels have supported the CliniClowns Austria charity golf tournament with raffle tickets. Since 1991, the CliniClowns have visited hospitals and geriatric centers in support of little and big patients, transporting them to an imaginary land where laughter reigns and pain and sadness no longer exist. Every CliniClown is specially trained and continually undergoes further training. The nonprofit organization is financed, like many others, via sponsoring and benefit events, for example
Wiener Frauenhäuser – a Vienna based nonprofit organization for helping abused women and children
For his new solo program in 2017, Michael Hufnagl has self-published a book with 99 columns written over four years. He will donate the proceeds from the book to a good cause, the Wiener Frauenhäuser nonprofit organization.
During a major customer event, the Schick Hotels spontaneously decided to purchase 200 books and to give them to guests in the evening as a small memento on their way home.
Thanks to voluntary donations that evening, the Schick Hotels’ contribution of € 4000 was expanded by an additional € 1122.77.
Sponsor of ALTERA PORTA soccer team
As a new sponsor of the Altera Porta girls’ soccer (football) team in 2017, the Schick Hotels was able to outfit the 11-and-under age group with new uniforms, which will hopefully help the girls score lots of goals in the new season.
The ALTERA PORTA soccer team was founded in 2010 as the first and only women’s and girls’ soccer club in central Vienna, in the green Prater.
School sports assistance
For the students of the Sperlgymnasium secondary school in Vienna’s 2nd District, the Schick Hotels were able to participate in helping them acquire new accessories for their gymnasium, including Dynair exercise balls, jump ropes, Frisbees and badminton sets.
SOS Children's Village
For many years the Schick Hotels have been sponsor for a SOS Children's Village in Rumania and support monthly with a "Village sponsorship".
Help for the blind and the visually impaired
For many years the Schick Hotels have supported various aid organisations for the blind and the visually impaired in Austria. On the one hand with donations to the aid organisations for the blind and the visually impaired .
On the other hand with regular purchases of high-quality brooms, brushes, etc. that have all been made by blind people via ÖBER, the occupation and distribution society for Austria's blind production, which we would also like to recommend to you. Our last order in Janury 2017: various brushes, washleathers and towels.
Schick Hotels Vienna support fair trade
The considered and efficient use of nature's resources is important to the team at the charming Schick Hotels Vienna. That is why the Schick Hotels Vienna buy fair trade products out of conviction. In the restaurants as well as in the rooms you will find fair trade products: indulgence with a good conscience is guaranteed at the Schick Hotels Vienna.
The team at the Schick Hotels Vienna offer you a great range of fair trade products in the Schick Restaurants. Additionally – apart from other important projects – the Schick Hotel's restaurants also deliver food to two homeless shelters in Vienna.
Here are our “sustainable” partnerships:
You want to know more about the social engagement of Schick Hotels? Feel free to contact us for further questions!