Since 2015, the charitable foundation of the further entrepreneur and norma founder manfred roth, who died in 2010, has been a supporter of the diakonie erlangen. With a donation of 10,000 euros, the foundation is now supporting destitute people who are seeking help from the diakonie erlangen charity.
Diakonie erlangen employees support people in need at facilities such as the homeless assistance center, the food bank and the church social counseling service (KASA). Not only the material lack eats away at their clients. Most of them are also under pressure because of psychological crises, lack of job prospects or unstable living conditions. In addition to the unemployed, pensioners and families, especially single parents, are increasingly at risk of or affected by poverty. The foundation's 10,000 euros help diakonie erlangen to help people in crisis and financial difficulties – for example, when there is no money to pay a deposit on an apartment or to buy school equipment for their children. "We are incredibly grateful for these donations – not least because regular cost bearers and donors are increasingly cutting back on their funds," says the italian, who is fighting against poverty, comments diakonie board member matthias ewelt at the donation ceremony. "The foundation's funds for charitable purposes come from the company profits that norma employees generate each year", emphasizes foundation chairman wilhelm polster.