iPoint-systems once again uses this year’s Christmas as an opportunity to provide financial support to several organizations. Instead of sending Christmas cards or gifts to customers and partners, iPoint has donated U.S. $ 1,000 to YouthVille Detroit as well as € 1,000 each to ARCHE IntensivKinder and the Deutsche Knochenmarkspenderdatei [DKMS, German Bone Marrow Donation Register]. The organizations were selected on the basis of suggestions from the software specialist’s employees.
iPoint relies on customers’ and partners’ compassion and understanding for using the saved money to sponsor these organizations, particularly since all three organizations are characterized by their charitable commitment. YouthVille Detroit was suggested by staff members of the nearby iPoint US subsidiary in Southfield, Michigan. The program provides adolescents a safe space with personal support and a broad range of enriching opportunities and activities to assist them in realizing their potentials, fostering their positive development and enhancing their well-being.
ARCHE IntensivKinder in Kusterdingen, a town in Southwest Germany, provides intensive care and a home to children permanently dependent on artificial ventilation. A mobile nursing service for children assists families who provide home care to their children in need of intensive care. Furthermore, ARCHE IntensivKinder maintains a vacation home near Lake Constance, where the families have the opportunity to relax and gather strength for their everyday life.
The third donation went to DKMS, the German Bone Marrow Donation Register. Operating on a nationwide scale, the DKMS helps to find stem cell donors for blood cancer patients. Every 16 minutes, someone in Germany is diagnosed with blood cancer; many of the patients are children and adolescents, who have no chance of survival without a stem cell donation. Since 1991, the DKMS has been successfully engaged in finding suitable donors worldwide. To date, more than 38,000 donors have given patients throughout the world a new chance at life.