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“Sonnenstrahl e.V. Dresden” (Sunray reg. assoc. Dresden) – Support group for children and adolescents with cancer
Sonnenstrahl e.V. Dresden is one of almost 100 parents’ associations in Germany that support children and adolescents with cancer, as well as their families. Cancer and the ensuing medical treatments cause high emotional and material burdens which a single family can barely cope with. With regular financial donations the Charlotte Meentzen company and its employees have been supporting this association for many years.
“Jugend Arbeit Bildung e.V.” (Youth Jobs Education reg. assoc.)
Since 1993 JAB e.V. has been a recognized sponsor of the Voluntary Youth Aid that helps long-term unemployed youth to get back into the job market. The participants test their skills in wood, metal and creative workshops and also support work projects in sports clubs, kindergartens or schools. These activities are carried out with professional and socio-pedagogical assistance. In this endeavour an impressive insect hotel and bird nest boxes were installed on Charlotte Meentzen’s company grounds.
“Deutsches Hygiene Museum” (German Hygiene Museum)
Human beings are the focus of this unique museum, the only one of its kind in Europe. In the permanent exhibition “Abenteuer Mensch” (The Human Adventure) visitors can learn about the human being, the human body and human health with the help of exhibits, media installations and many interactive stations. In addition numerous exhibits from the museum’s extensive collection are on display, for example, the famous Transparent Man. The children’s museum “Our Five Senses” is an exciting hands-on exhibition for young visitors. Whether in the cabinet of mirrors or in the touch tunnel, here children can test their sense of vision, hearing, taste, smell and touch.
Charlotte Meentzen is a sponsor and partner and has been supporting the work of the museum for over 20 years.