Paderborn, April 17, 2020. dSPACE is donating a total of 60,000 euros to support the work of three charitable organizations in Paderborn that are particularly affected by the coronavirus situation. “Paderborn is the original location of our company. This is why we want to contribute locally to help overcome the medical and social challenges,” said Martin Goetzeler, CEO of dSPACE, on behalf of the entire workforce and the Hanselmann family.
The Tafel Paderborn, a local food bank, will receive 20,000 euros. This enables the organization to buy food, which is currently not covered by donations, and use a delivery service to cater to those in need, after the organizers had to close down its local operations due to the strict restrictions on personal and physical contact.
KIM – Soziale Arbeit e.V., a charitable social services organization, will receive 20,000 euros to ensure that they can continue to provide the counselling support in cases of domestic violence, a service that is particularly important at present. Furthermore, the donation enables the association to help meet the stricter requirements due to the additional hygiene and protection measures for employees and clients, e.g., in their personal care work and their support of homeless people.
The women’s refuge in Paderborn also receives 20,000 euros. In times of the coronavirus, the number of domestic violence cases is on the rise, and not only in Paderborn are the facilities running out of space. The women's refuge, which already has insufficient space with its only 9 places wants to expand its capacity.
Through its regional dSPACE companies in Japan and China, dSPACE has purchased 500 face masks, which District Administrator Manfred Müller will distribute to retirement and care homes in the district. dSPACE is expecting another delivery of masks with a higher protection class next week, which will then also be donated to the district.