Every employee can take time off once a year on an actual working day to get involved in social activities. They can either participate in an event organized by esome or in an individually selected project. In addition to a financial donation, esome supports the respective projects with a hands-on mentality.
Thus, at the beginning of December 2022, six esomies set off for Hamburg Horn. Here, in the former Jugend-Europahaus, two semi-detached houses for refugee families from Ukraine have been renovated for a year. The association Bürger-helfen-Bürgern e. V. helped provide sleeping accommodations for about 80 people. Throughout 2022, during two further Social Engagement Days, rooms were already painted, furniture was built up, and garden work was done so mothers with their children could move in. Towards the end of the year, there were still other areas where active support was needed.
For example, part of the group helped clear the garden and the path to the accommodation of fallen leaves. Garbage on the property was collected, and dismantled furniture was transported and stored. The rest of the group dedicated themselves to constructing a children’s swing. Despite one or two hurdles, a safe and stable children’s swing stood in its full glory in the shelter’s garden by the end of the day.
Overall, the team had a successful Social Engagement Day. We are proud to have made a small contribution to the association and grateful for the generous support from esome. We look forward to all the upcoming projects we can help with in the new year.