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 future
For 20 years the Schick Hotels have supported Stiftung Kindertraum, an organisation that makes wishes of ill children and children with special needs come true. On the occasion of this jubilee 2018 we were honoured by the Stiftung Kindertraum. For us this support is a real matter of our heart and we promise to continue this support also in future.
Even 2020 was a very difficult year, it was important for us to continue the tradition of fulfilling a heartfelt wish: Lea is 13 years old, lives with her family in Vienna and has to be looked after around the clock due to cerebral pals. Long periods of sitting in a wheelchair are usually far too strenuous for the girl, so she spends a lot of time at home in her room. Her wishh for nice new furniture could be fulfilled through our donation and makes Lea's little kingdom a pleasant place of well-being.
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 with raffle tickets for their events, e.g. the charity golf tournament or a charity gospel concert. 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
Sponsor of ALTERA PORTA soccer team
As a sponsor of the Altera Porta girls’ soccer (football) team in 2019/20, the Schick Hotels already the second year was able to outfit the 12-and-under age group with new uniforms, which will hopefully help the girls score lots of goals in the new season. Also the 16-and under age group got new dresses in 2019/20.
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.
Charity Run 2019
In September 2019 the staff of the Schick-Hotels ran for a good cause. Each completed lap in the Türkenschankpark was donated.
In total, 83 laps were run, that is 129 km! The proceeds of the event, which Schick Hotels donated extra € 2,000, were donated to the Sterntalerhof children's hospice.
School sports assistance
In the year 2019, for the students of the Gymnasium and Realgymnasium, GRG 1 Stubenbastei, 1st District, the Schick Hotels were able to participate in helping them acquire new high quality gymnastics mats.
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 Mai 2019: various brushes, scrubbers, brooms and towels.
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 Arche Noah
The Schick Hotels have officially been sponsors of the Arche Noah association since 2017. The association has been committed to preserving old cultivated and useful plants for 25 years. The mission is: culture of diversity instead of mono-culture.
As a company that pays great attention to the purchase of high-quality food, the Schick Hotels have decided to support Arche Noah.