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A family and a home is something that comes to mind when we think of a happy childhood. But some kids cannot grow up with their birth parents. This is where Albert Schweitzer Kinderdorf, a children’s village in Germany, comes in. Random Acts Regional Representative Kristin Neubauer wanted to support the organization and provided a Bluetooth speaker.

Finding the Right Organization

Kristin knew for a long time that she wanted to support her local community with an Act of Kindness. She did some thorough research on different institutions in her local area that could use some support. Among the institutions was Albert Schweitzer Kinderdorf (Albert Schweitzer Children’s Village) in Thuringia, Germany. Albert Schweitzer Kinderdorf is a local children’s village for kids that cannot grow up with their parents. As a child, Kristin visited Albert Schweitzer grammar school and immediately knew she found the right fit.

Getting in Contact

A street with a sidewalk and lawns. The street takes a turn where a few buildings are visible. The houses are of a yellowish color with a red roof

First, Kristin contacted Albert Schweitzer Kinderdorf. She had a few phone calls with Christin Schönfuß, a helpful and kind staff member from the children’s village. Christin Schönfuß told Kristin the village needed a Bluetooth speaker for events when all of the children come together. Kristin thought this was a wonderful idea and ordered the Bluetooth speaker online.

Arriving at Albert Schweitzer Kinderdorf

A building at the children's village. The left and right part of the house are yellowish and the middle is dark brown wood. The roof is red. A fence and a few green bushes are in front of the building. It looks a bit rural

When Kristin and her boyfriend arrived at Albert Schweitzer Kinderdorf, Christin Schönfuß welcomed them warmly. She gave them a tour around the children’s village and told the two about the village’s history. The children’s village currently houses about forty children from age two to nineteen. The organization has different houses with six to eight children living in each house. The village also has a building with flats, so when kids reach the age of sixteen, they may rent a flat and try to care for themselves. The organization aims to create an inclusive environment. For example, the village’s gate is always open for other families to use the playground with their kids.

Christin Schönfuß told Kristin that since Albert Schweitzer Kinderdorf is a non-profit, they rely on donations. Before the pandemic started, every house only had one computer the kids could use for school. The kids needed digital equipment so they could attend school online. The organization asked several companies and, thankfully, they donated laptops and printers. Support like this is so important to non-profit organizations like Albert-Schweitzer Kinderdorf.

Happy to Help

Kristin, a woman with bright red hair, random acts t-shirt and ripped jeans is standing next to another woman with dark hair and a striped blue hoodie. Kristin is holding a present and the other woman is giving thumbs up.

Kristin was really impressed with what the children’s village does for the kids.

“It made me so happy to support Albert Schweitzer Kinderdorf. They give children who cannot grow up with their birth parents a loving home where they can make friends and follow their hobbies.”

Kristin knew that by supporting the children’s village with a Bluetooth speaker, she helped make a difference in the kids’ lives.

This time of the year is a time of togetherness and also an opportunity to pause and look at our community. Do you know someone who could need some support? If you have an idea for your own Act of Kindness, contact your Regional Representative for more information or visit our Acts of Kindness page to apply for funding.