28 November 2018
28 November 2018, Comments Comments Off on Truma Christmas donation
Truma Christmas donation

Instead of buying Christmas cards and gifts for customers and business partners this year, Truma, the German manufacturer of heating, cooling and manoeuvring accessories for caravans and motorhomes, is donating €10,000 to a local charity in Munich, Germany, helping young people.

The non-profit association, hpkj e.V., runs programmes for young people, including a youth centre and sheltered accommodation for severely traumatised children, mobile child support and education services, and a migration advisory service.

Truma’s donation will help finance hpkj’s advisory service. The project supports families from refugee and migration backgrounds on all matters concerning living and working in Germany. The aim is to offer people practical support and promote linguistic, professional and social integration.

The cheque was presented during hpkj’s 30th anniversary celebrations in October 2018. “With our Christmas donation we want to support trusted local institutions that we have been working with for years,” says Truma owner Renate Schimmer-Wottrich. “Doing something for marginalised families and children less fortunate than us – in particular, supporting the integration of newly arrived families – is a cause close to my heart.”

There are more details of hpkj e.V. available at www.hpkj-ev.de.

Truma has been based in the Munich area since it was founded in 1949. It was founded by Philipp Kreis who had initially ran a language school for English in Munich after the Second World War. The lack of mains power in the post-war period was a problem for evening courses, which have him the idea of going into gas light production. The high demand for gas lights meant he started to produce large quantities in a short period of time. Eventually, on 27 October 1949, he registered his business under the name Truma, inspired by the name of the then US president, Harry S Truman who Philipp Kreis admired because of the role he played in restoring Germany to an industrial nation.